(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Water quality standards or carbon reduction : is there a balance ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BALETA H. (1) ; MCDONNELL R. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


The paper explores the tensions and complexities experienced by water companies in England and Wales as they attempt to meet the contradictory legislative requirements. A simple model is used to explore the effect of increasing effluent quality on power consumption and hence carbon emissions. In addition to complexities within the EU Water Framework Directive and UK Climate Change Act, water companies are restricted by the regulatory framework of the UK water industry and additional policies and directives. Aeration optimisation may cause increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide. This must be taken into account when finding the optimal solution


Article of periodic

published at : Area / ISSN 0004-0894

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 44, no2 [pp. 217-225]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19067

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01066.x

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