In addition, a permanent Foundation member and a Veoliaforce volunteer took off for Haiti in order to provide technical support to the team of the NGO ACTED working on the spot. They will also be able to rely on the Veolia teams in Guadeloupe.
"These six Veolia water treatment stations will allow 12,000 people a day to drink clean water and prevent the spread of cholera," says Frédéric de Saint-Sernin, Directeur général délégué of the NGO ACTED.
"The Veolia Foundation is responsible for installing mobile treatment units and for the training needed to use them for our partner ACTED. Our shared priority is to restore access to drinking water in the areas most affected by the hurricane as soon as possible," says Damien Machuel, Project Manager at the Veolia Foundation.
Emergency equipment sent to Haiti by Veolia:
2 tonnes of equipment were sent by plane:
- 6 Aquaforce 500 stations with a capacity of 2 m3/h each
- 6 three cubic meters water storage tank and pumping equipment for transporting water
The Veoliaforce network
Veoliaforce is a network of Veolia employees who are trained volunteers and who provide their skills to emergency missions. Recently Veoliaforce volunteers intervened following the tragic earthquake in Ecuador last May. In Nepal , they came to the aid of people affected by the series of earthquakes in 2015. They have also been engaged for almost 10 years in fighting cholera in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.