Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from water use
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I am involved in a project to identify greenhouse gas emissions resulting from water use at the University of Georgia. Processes related to water supply and consumption, such as heating and treatment, necessitate fuel inputs. Most of this energy use is already accounted for in energy/carbon footprint audits, but our goal is to take this information one step further by fully understanding the amounts of energy embodied in our water supply. From there, we can look at the most energy effective water conservation methods. Not much research has been done regarding this matter and we are informed by just a handful of case studies. Is anybody involved in/know of similar research?
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