- adaptation to climate change
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- External event
By 2030, water scarcity is expected to affect ca. 45% of Europe water basins, requiring water efficiency in all sectors. This is key to climate change adaptation and also mitigation, as urban water supply uses ca. 4% of world electricity.
There are great opportunities for combined savings if water and energy in buildings are simultaneously addressed. Implementation of water-saving toilets, taps and showerheads, alone, can produce up to 50% water savings in buildings, with energy and CO2 emissions reduction by end users and urban water systems.
Water and/or energy labelling may be tools to help consumers on efficient choices.
The session will host the first presentation of a European citizen open survey on this topic, led by EnR (European Energy Network), followed by discussion on findings.