World Water Day 2020: Veolia Africa ensures the continuity of water services in all circumstances

Every 22 March, since 1993, the United Nations World Water Day has highlighted the importance of freshwater. Its main objective is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.

On World Water Day, March 22, 2020, held against the backdrop of a health crisis, Veolia would like to remind everyone that its teams are mobilized in the field to maintain and guarantee water services for the population.



This year's World Water Day is dedicated to the theme "Water and Climate Change". According to IPCC projections, above 2°C of warming, the world's population could be exposed to a significant decrease in renewable water resources. However, climate change will also affect the demand for water in agriculture, for irrigation, but also for domestic and industrial consumption.


In African cities prone to urban expansion and population growth, increasing tensions over resources are to be expected. Firstly on drinking water, then on the environmental and health consequences of wastewater discharge, which are growing in proportion to the number of inhabitants and the water consumed.


With population boom, rapid urbanisation and growing environmental awareness, Veolia support the African cities development and change through performance or operating contracts to improve significantly the quality and efficiency of water services. 


Our solutions

Produce drinking water from wastewater
Help the cities address urban sprawl and population growth
Increase access to water in Niger