Long-Term Trends and Opportunities for Managing Regional Water Supply and Wastewater Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Title Long-Term Trends and Opportunities for Managing Regional Water Supply and Wastewater Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author Hall, Murray R.; West, Jim; Sherman, Bradford; Lane, Joe; Haas, David de
Journal Name Environmental Science & Technology
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Abstract Greenhouse gas emissions are likely to rise faster than growth in population and more than double for water supply and wastewater services over the next 50 years in South East Queensland (SEQ), Australia. New sources of water supply such as rainwater tanks, recycled water, and desalination currently have greater energy intensity than traditional sources. In addition, direct greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs and wastewater treatment and handling have potentially the same magnitude as emissions from the use of energy. Centralized and decentralized water supply and wastewater systems are considered for a scenario based upon a government water supply strategy for the next 50 years. Many sources of data have large uncertainties which are estimated following the IPCC Good Practice Guidelines. Important sources of emissions with large uncertainties such as rainwater tanks and direct emissions were identified for further research and potential mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es103939a
Copyright Statement Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.
Volume 45
Issue Number 12
Page from 5434
Page to 5440
ISSN 0013-936X
Date Accessioned 2012-05-04; 2012-09-20T23:04:29Z
Date Available 2012-09-20T23:04:29Z
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Science and Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46958
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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