It's not uncommon for people to stand in line to enjoy their favorite ride at Disney World or Universal Studios. But at a wastewater plant? On a weekend? Read More »
By veolia / in Water / September 11, 2015
By veolia / in Water / September 11, 2015
Imagine you’re the public works director of a city. At home, you see your family on their smart devices conveniently shopping, browsing the internet and viewing your community from space. Then you go to work, lacking real-time data on your community’s water infrastructure despite all the advances in technology at home. Read More »
By veolia / in Water / August 28, 2015
Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina rocked the Gulf Coast and shocked the world when levees broke and flooded one of America’s largest, most historic cities. Despair, courage, compassion and hope were in full display over the days to come.
Veolia employees were on the ground before, during and after the storm putting environmental expertise to work. We were managing wastewater treatment facilities for New Orleans, Kenner, Harahan and other communities – and we continue to do so today! We were also providing environmental services to support area businesses and manufacturers with our expertise in resource recovery, water, energy efficiency, waste and industrial services. And we continue to do this as well on a 24/7 basis.
Watch this somber but inspiring reflection from employees. No words can be written here that match the depth of their experiences and commitment. You’ll hear from employees who were engulfed by floodwaters while managing services to area communities, businesses and industries.
An incredible level of support came from Veolia employees in the days and weeks following Katrina and Hurricane Rita. We encourage you to contact Veolia to find out more about our services.
Whether it’s helping your city, business or organization develop energy efficient microgrids to keep the lights on (we helped clients ensure the delivery of energy during Superstorm Sandy), ensuring water supply to citizens or keeping manufacturing sites operational, Veolia has a long history of proven and efficient solutions.Thanks for your interest in the ways public-private partnerships can be used to assist during crises. Please fill out the form below, and we'll get back in touch shortly.
Among the many announcements this week during the 10th anniversary of Katrina, news of a first-ever resilience strategy by the City of New Orleans was one of the bright spots. As a long-term partner to New Orleans and a key platform partner in The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) program, Veolia proudly supported and helped define the “Resilient New Orleans” roadmap.
You can learn more about the great work that the RC100 program provides to help cities not just prepare for challenges but strengthen their communities. Among 41 actions proposed to build urban resilience, Veoila and Swiss Re helped develop strategies that support the city’s resilient infrastructure recovery and risk transfer initiative.
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One city to recently find success mixing economic development and the environment is New Orleans. Read More »
Ten years ago, the wastewater treatment plant in Gresham, Oregon (just east of Portland) was the City’s biggest energy-consumer, but a lot has changed since then.
The plant is now making the same amount of electricity as it consumes in a year, using biosolids from wastewater treatment and fats, oils and grease as well as solar energy to produce power while also reducing energy costs. As a result, the plant now exports excess energy back to the local utility. Read More »By veolia / in Water / July 11, 2015
On top of the Milorganite building at the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility, two Peregrine Falcons make their home. The falcons, returning this year for their third spring, are living proof of recovery. Read More »By veolia / in Water, Research / April 21, 2015
While California's four-year drought is forcing the most severe mandatory water restrictions in the state's history, another water crisis is brewing that will affect far more people and a much greater territory - the planet at large. Read More »By veolia / in Water, Waste, Energy / April 20, 2015
In a conventional economy, processes and material flows are linear, going from cradle to grave - literally, extraction, production and disposal. In the circular economy, consumption patterns are designed to mirror the more cyclical approach of natural ecosystems. Used goods would serve as byproducts that could be reused in other manufacturing processes, creating a virtuous cycle in tune with the environment. Energy would mainly come from renewable sources. Read More »