LCM of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Emerging Neighbourhoods in Colombia

  • Tito Morales-Pinzón
  • Sara Angrill
  • Joan Rieradevall
  • Xavier Gabarrell
  • Carles M. Gasol
  • Alejandro Josa
Conference paper


Potential environmental impacts of water harvesting systems for rain to emerging neighbourhoods in Colombia were studied. Two tools were integrated into a simulation model (life cycle analysis and system dynamics). This was performed as an application case study in two urban areas of Colombia (Bogota and Pereira). We modelled a standard neighbourhood with 10 residential 5-storey buildings of 24 apartments. The results show that it is possible to avoid in every neighbourhood 150,729 kg CO2e and 44,857 kg CO2e, respectively.


Life Cycle Assessment Impact Category Global Warming Potential Life Cycle Analysis Storage Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tito Morales-Pinzón
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sara Angrill
    • 1
  • Joan Rieradevall
    • 1
  • Xavier Gabarrell
    • 1
  • Carles M. Gasol
    • 3
  • Alejandro Josa
    • 4
  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Tecnológica de PereiraPereiraColombia
  3. 3.Inèdit Innovació s.l.BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Technical University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

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