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Reducing Water Use at Volkswagen's Urumqi River Manufacturing Site

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Reducing Water Use at Volkswagen's Urumqi River Manufacturing Site

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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: China
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Project SDGs:
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Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
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Sustainable Withdrawals
Progress to Date: NA Reduce water footprint
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 2018  »  Ongoing
Contextual Condition(s): REGULATORY: Water-related product or operational standards
Additional Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Beneficiaries: Water utilities
Planning & Implementation Time: 1 - 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $1,000 - $10,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: corporate
Project Challenges: Other
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 85%

Project Overview

In 2017 the water price increased by 1.1 RMB/m3 (before: 3.64 RMB/m3, now: 4.74 RMB/m3). While the water price increased, we worked on several water reducing countermeasures at the site. After the ramp up phase ended in 2015 the water demand per vehicle produced was reduced by 35% (end of 2017). Even so the target of the specific water demand per vehicle produced was set to 16% from the production start 2013 to 2018 (equal to 25% from 2010 to 2018). The effluent is after phy…

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In 2017 the water price increased by 1.1 RMB/m3 (before: 3.64 RMB/m3, now: 4.74 RMB/m3). While the water price increased, we worked on several water reducing countermeasures at the site. After the ramp up phase ended in 2015 the water demand per vehicle produced was reduced by 35% (end of 2017). Even so the target of the specific water demand per vehicle produced was set to 16% from the production start 2013 to 2018 (equal to 25% from 2010 to 2018). The effluent is after physical, chemical and biological treatment as one implemented measure recycled. The recycled effluent is used for irrigation and toilet flushing. The actual water reduction is round about 90,000 m3/a.

Project Results

Water reduction of around 90,000 m^3/a.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: REGULATORY: Water-related product or operational standards
Project Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Water utilities
Months & Implementing: 1 - 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $1,000 - $10,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Challenges: Other

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Volkswagen AG is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. For Volkswagen, sustainability means pursuing economic, social and ecological objectives simultaneously and with equal energy. It is our aim to create lasting values, offer good … Learn More

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