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Title: Inventory of Water–Energy–Waste Resources in Rural Houses in Gran Canaria Island: Application and Potential of Renewable Resources and Mitigation of Carbon Footprint and GHG
Authors: Rodríguez Pérez, Melania L.
Mendieta-Pino, Carlos 
Ramos-Martín, Alejandro 
León-Zerpa, Federico 
Déniz-Quintana, Fabián 
UNESCO Clasification: 330810 Tecnología de aguas residuales
332205 Fuentes no convencionales de energía
Keywords: Water-energy-waste
Carbon footprint
Ecological footprint;
Rural tourism
Issue Date: 2022
Project: Mitigación del cambio climático a través de la innovación en el ciclo del agua mediante tecnologías bajas en carbono 
Journal: Water (Switzerland) 
Abstract: The potential application of renewable energies is diverse, and they have demonstrated their suitability in their application to the size and operation of activities. Rural tourism is one of the products with the greatest potential for growth within the tourist offer of the island of Gran Canaria, as it combines sustainable development and respect for the natural environment. Among the renewable energies with high applicability in rural environments, we highlight photovoltaic solar, low-temperature solar thermal and the methanation of waste and wastewater generated in tourism. This article shows a methodology adapted and developed for the study of the water-energy-waste nexus, considering parameters of waste generation, water and energy consumption, the occupied area and potential renewable energy generation in rural houses in Gran Canaria and evaluates their environmental profitability. It has been concluded that applying these renewable technologies can significantly reduce the carbon and ecological footprint of the activity of rural houses based on the available surface. This contributes to achieving the energy and environmental objectives proposed by the EU to achieve decarbonization by 2050.
ISSN: 2073-4441
Source: Water (Switzerland) [ISSN 2073-4441], v. 14 (8), 1197
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