Limiting greenhouse gas emissions through tracking.
Veolia has committed to an in-depth approach to reducing the impact of greenhouse gases produced by its water and wastewater services every step of the way.
This entails a precise assessment of carbon emissions and the development of energy-efficient technology, along with the development of clean energy solutions such as wind and solar. Veolia has developed a method of providing carbon assessments tailored to the specific requirements of water and wastewater services, allowing it to work with customers to monitor changes in carbon balance and track the results of recommended improvement plans.
WiiX: The Water Impact Index designed to measure water footprints.
Because the effects of human activity have an impact on water resources, Veolia has turned its attention to the concept of the water footprint. It is the first company to have supported the development of an open-source method of calculating this footprint, which takes into account the availability and quality of resources in addition to the amount withdrawn and discharged. The model is now operational. It is used to assess the water footprint of a business or region, to identify critical points, and to assist local authorities and industrial companies in implementing improvement plans.
True Cost of Water
Decision-makers in industry are looking for a simple, practical means of determining what their water really costs. Veolia has expanded its range of other solutions in this area by developing the “True Cost of Water,” a tool designed to provide an economic assessment of the risks and benefits related to the use of water in industrial processes.
Because protecting water resources means protecting the life that water supports, Veolia has taken tangible steps to conserve and encourage the development of flora and fauna biodiversity.
Veolia encourages the alternative management of green areas and less invasive maintenance practices to respect natural cycles. It organizes awareness-raising campaigns for local authority services and residents to eliminate the use of plant protection products. Veolia also implements bio-surveillance programs on numerous waterways to measure the impact of treated wastewater discharged into the aquatic environment and to adapt the treatment processes used where necessary.
- Measuring and reducing water and carbon footprints
- The True Cost of Water
- Biodiversity management