As water supply and wastewater disposal represent energy-intensive services, improving energy efficiency of water and wastewater utilities is crucial for meeting future energy demands and to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Energy consumption is very often also a substantial share of the water utilities’ costs. Reducing energy consumption in the water sector is therefore potentially a win-win scenario for utilities, their customers and policy makers in charge of environmental protection. At the same time, cost-effective investments in energy-efficient technologies and infrastructure are ambitious and challenging for many countries in Southeast Europe in the near term.
Against this background, adelphi assisted KfW Entwicklungsbank with the organisation and implementation of an international conference on "Efficient Use of Energy in Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal in Southeast Europe and Turkey" on 26-27 November 2013 in Frankfurt am Main. The event provided a platform for the exchange of know-how and new developments in the context of energy consumption and saving potentials in water supply and wastewater disposal as well as advanced approaches on energy efficiency with a focus on Southeast Europe and Turkey.
adelphi provided support with programme development, logistical preparation, implementation and documentation of the conference.