How to use WCI and ECI to monitor your use of water and electricity ?
Two indicators which will help you to optimally use water and electricity
Humans directly alter the dynamics of the water cycle by building dams to store water and taking water for domestic, commercial, and agricultural purposes. Water supply and demand are also expected to be affected by climate change. Domestic demand for water from urban consumers is increasing as large-scale rural-to-urban conversion occurs around the world.
On the other hand “Electricity production (25% of 2020 greenhouse gas emissions) – Electric power generates the second largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately 60% of our electricity comes from burning fossil fuels, mostly coal and natural gas.”(EPA)
One of the main causes of the increase in GHG in the atmosphere was found to be the unrestrained use of water and electricity by domestic consumers. The volume of unutilized water in a catchment rises as a result of the unplanned use of water waste. Again, the indiscriminate use of electricity for luxury by domestic consumers raises the cost of electricity production, which raises the demand for burning fossil fuels. The combustion of fossil fuels emits GHGs into the atmosphere. So, if the daily use of water and electricity can be monitored and optimized to eliminate unnecessary resource use, a substantial portion of water and electricity waste can be effectively reduced.
As a result, two indicators were created to monitor and represent the level of water and electricity consumption in a household on a daily basis. There are two apps linked to the indicators that allow any domestic consumer to:
the use of water and electricity supplied to a household. Thereby conserving the utility of water and energy resources.
Water Consumption Indicator or WCI is used for water management and Energy Consumption Indicator or ECI is used for electricity management in a household.
Open the Apps and use them for your own use and try to conserve the two most important natural resources of this World.