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SAFE WATER SUPPLY METHODOLOGY
Why a change in methodology?
What are the drivers for making these changes?
This new methodology may significantly reduce the amount of carbon credits generated through safe water supply projects. Are you concerned that it may impact the financial viability of new safe water projects development?
Why is the scope of the new methodology reduced to only drinking water?
Does Gold Standard approve projects applying the CDM methodology AMS-III.AV?
What are the key criteria to assess distance (1 km/250m)?
When using satellite imagery, how do I ensure privacy is maintained for water filter users?
What satellite imagery or GPS techniques do you recommend to efficiently collect the necessary data to fulfil the requirements?
What is the rationale for including both a water quality test and a hygiene practice modifier?
What is considered a recent and valid literature source for cross-checking purposes?
Already registered projects
What is the grace period for safe water projects using Annex 3 of ‘Technologies and Practices for the Displacement of Decentralised Thermal Energy Consumption (TPDDTEC)’ methodology?
What changes or flexibilities have been provided for projects issuing carbon credits against Annex 3 of the TPDDTEC methodology?
For already registered projects/VPAs what is the default and cap value for the charcoal baseline?
Do the new default/cap values regarding the claimable water volume indicated in the new methodology need to be considered for projects already registered? I.e. can the old projects continue to use the previous cap value of 7 liters/person?
Other SWS FAQs
Why can’t projects claim against SDG 6.1.1 “Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services” for end-users located more than 250m from the water source?
Does the new methodology enable suppressed demand for non-domestic systems, such as institutional/community-based settings like schools, hospitals, day-care centers, etc.??
If a Project Area National Water Policy contradicts the methodology – which would take precedence?
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