In 2014, Guayaquil joined the Cities´ Footprints project, promoted by the Andean Development Corporation (CAF). And in that year a study of the carbon footprint and the water footprint started to be conducted in this city;
the result was that the main sector that emits greenhouse gases is transportation, with 39% of emissions, especially by gas and LPG consumption.
The results were presented yesterday by Valeria Revilla, of the municipal Environmental Management, within the framework of the signing of an agreement for technical cooperation of the CAF with Water and Sewer Company of Guayaquil (Emapag).
The objective of this covenant is to devise a conservation plan for the Daule river, whose waters are used by the inhabitants of this county consumption and industrial water supplies. The Daule river´s length is 245 km and the population of its basin is 4’074.484 inhabitants, more than a quarter (28%) of the population.
Of that population, Guayaquil has 3’113.275 inhabitants, representing 75% of the population of the Daule basin.