By offsetting the flights from the Global Water Summit in May 2022, we provided 800 households with sanitation to people who would otherwise have no access to a toilet. By doing this, we offset approximately 800 tons of CO2 equivalent.
In informal settlements where sewers are not an option, container-based systems such as SOIL’s Cap-Haitien dry latrine enable hygienic and private sanitation, emitting less CO2e/household/year compared to traditional onsite sanitation systems. By keeping the faecal sludge dry, the methane emissions emitted are 7 times less than that of a wet latrine system.
We are proud to be working alongside SOIL once again for our American Water Summit, so that we can offset the carbon produced by attendee travel, whilst also contributing to SDG6.
SOIL is a non-profit research and development organization working in Haiti to design, test, and implement sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the sanitation crisis. SOIL focuses on pioneering approaches to sustainable sanitation service delivery that combine innovative service delivery models and new technologies with a strategic, catalytic approach to financial sustainability.
SOIL provides full-cycle sanitation services from containment to reuse by taking a circular economy approach.
By providing toilets and removing waste from communities, SOIL is preventing the spread of waterborne disease, increasing families’ safety and security, and protecting vulnerable aquatic ecosystems. SOIL also treats the collected waste and transforms it into compost which is sold to support agriculture, reforestation, and climate change mitigation efforts in Haiti.
In recent years carbon reduction strategies have been pushed to the forefront of utility priorities. For utilities to be able to reach their goals, the water sector must come together to share their knowledge as to how we can reach net zero. Global Water Intelligence has spent the last year collecting data in order to provide a better picture of the carbon landscape in the water sector.
GWI has strived to map carbon in the water sector, and through a series of openly accessible webinars and white papers, we have helped identify the different greenhouse gas emission hotspots within the water cycle whilst also exploring the technological solutions that can help the water sector achieve their net zero goals.
To explore our Water Without Carbon resources and to check the Net Zero Utilities Observatory, click here.