Water-energy-carbon linkages in households and cities: a new paradigm (2013–2016)
This project quantifies the presently unknown water-energy-carbon connections in households and cities. It
aims to help reduce the massive forecast growth in energy use for urban water. The analysis will lead to detailed knowledge of the influence of in-house technologies, behaviour change, and urban water policy, on water use and related energy and carbon. The results will inform efficient design, monitoring and
management of buildings and cities. Supported by the Victorian Smart Water Fund, it aims to find cost-effective
solutions. The research has implications for energy infrastructure planning and management including peak energy demands. Never before has the water and energy use in cities been analysed for improved co-management.