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Water In Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER)

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Water In Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER)

  1. 1. 1 THE WICER FRAMEWORK: 3 OUTCOMES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE RESILIENCE OF CITIES AND ITS CITIZENS
  2. 2. We need to plan and invest for climate and non- climate uncertainties OUTCOME 1: DELIVER RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE SERVICES
  3. 3. Diversification of water supply sources including sources with different risk and cost profiles and low vulnerabilities OUTCOME 1: DELIVER RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE SERVICES
  4. 4. Recover resources from water and wastewater OUTCOME 2: DESIGN OUT WASTE AND POLLUTION
  5. 5. Optimize operations • Reduce NRW • Increase overall efficiencyof processes • Be energy efficient and use renewable energy OUTCOME 2: DESIGN OUT WASTE AND POLLUTION
  6. 6. • Restore degraded land and watersheds • Manage and recharge groundwater • Incorporate nature-based solutions OUTCOME 3: PRESERVE AND REGENERATE NATURAL SYSTEMS
  7. 7. U Implementing circular economy principles also makes economic and financial sense Utilities are creating additional revenue streams to cover O&M costs Investments in energy efficiency and reducing NRW can be recovered in less than 3 years Self-generating renewable energy can reduce energy costs and increase system resiliency Investments in nature-based solutions such as upstream reforestarion, can reduce treatment needs and costs; natural recharge provides environmental benefits
  8. 8. 8 Water in Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER) Find out more at: worldbank.org/wice r

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