Water management often makes up a large portion of the emissions on islands and hence plays an important role in the decarbonisation process. During 2017, a group of eight European islands focused on water saving. Some of them were forced to turn off the water on certain days of the week, or at night. These islands discovered that it is possible to cut their freshwater consumption by 10 to 55 percent. The amount of water saved per year on these eight islands with a total resident population of less than 8,000 people was 200 million litres, which in turn saves 470,000 kWh and 42,000 kg of CO2 emissions.
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Author: Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament