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"Our ocean, our heritage" is the theme of the 5th Our Ocean Conference, which brings together representatives from governments, business and civil society and scientists in Bali. On this occasion, 250 organizations - including Veolia - signed a "Global Commitment" to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source, initiated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment. Laurent Auguste, Veolia Senior Executive Vice President Development, Innovation and Markets participated in the event.
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On 15 October torrential rain caused the largest rise in the level of the Aude river for more than a century.
President Emmanuel Macron, the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner, and the Minister in charge of local authorities Sébastien Lecornu, visited the area on Monday 22 October. Alongside local elected officials, they thanked the fire fighters, civil defence and all the stakeholders - including Veolia - that mobilized in the wake of the disaster.

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Under the emergency humanitarian operations organized by France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs crisis centre following the earthquake in Indonesia on 28 September, the Veolia Foundation mobilized quickly: two AquaForce 2000 units and two Veoliaforce experts are currently on site to strengthen the rescue program and train the Indonesian Red Cross emergency teams to use the equipment.
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This three-year partnership between Unilever and Veolia aims to improve waste collection and recycling infrastructures across various geographies, starting in India and Indonesia.
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Yesterday in Krakow, Poland, Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia, participated in a preparatory meeting for COP24 which will be held in Katowice in a little under six weeks time. Antoine Frérot talked about the ‘Future of megacities in 2048’. In thirty years time, three billion people will be living in cities, which is more than in the entire history of Man. For the CEO of Veolia, solutions exist to anticipate the major challenges that this urbanization of the world population will generate.
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The new Kwinana plant (western Australia) will produce 40 MW of green energy - equivalent to the consumption of 50,000 households: an environmentally friendly solution that will optimize waste management and provide the community with a local, secure and economical energy supply.
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Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, today celebrates the 50th anniversary of its wastewater to drinking water production plant! Commissioned in 1968, the plant was the first in the world to develop this type of process. Since 2001 it has been run by WINGOC - Windhoek Goreangab Operating Company - a consortium of Veolia, Berlinwasser International and WABAG.
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Veolia has just won new water and wastewater contracts in four regions: with the Cannes Pays de Lérins authority, Greater Dinan, Givors authority, and Côte de Nacre.
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On the occasion of the State visit to France of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirzioïev, Veolia signed today an agreement for the modernization of the drinking water production and distribution as well as wastewater service in Tashkent.