Developed by the WaCCliM Project, the Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool is a free web-based tool that is designed for assessing the carbon emissions that utilities can control within the urban water cycle and prepare these utilities for future reporting needs on climate mitigation.
It can be used for: performing baseline GHG assessments, identifying opportunities for reducing GHG emissions, and monitoring the GHG reduction performance form implemented measures. More on the ECAM tool and simple steps for using the tool can be found here.
The web interface and new features for the ECAM tool were developed by ICRA, IWA, and GIZ under the WaCCliM project.
This tool was first developed within the project in 2015 as an Excel tool by the consortium Urban Water Commons (LNEC and ITA, Universitat Politècnica de València) in collaboration with Cobalt Water Global. The Excel tool laid the foundation and basic equations for the web-tool.
WaCCliM project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.