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Supplying quality water to a growing population in a world that is changing at breakneck speed is one of the biggest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Attempting at the same time to reduce the amount of embedded carbon and energy used in the delivery systems provides an added test. The "Policy Brief on Carbon sensitive urban water futures" illustrate that the water supply and wastewater industries throughout Europe are significant consumers of energy and emitters of greenhouse gases but have ambitions to make emissions reductions of 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 and how to get there.
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