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World Water Week in Stockholm: Veolia is campaigning for shared prosperity

From August 23 to 28, 3000 people and 270 organizations from 140 countries met in Stockholm on the theme of "Water for Development" in preparation for the UN’s adoption of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September.

On all continents Veolia contributes to resourcing the world: improving access to resources - especially water – protecting and renewing them in order to set up a virtuous cycle of resource management, optimization and recovery.
The global gold standard in water management, Veolia actively participates in the World Water Week in Stockholm.

  • On August 24, Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President, Innovation and Markets, Veolia, revealed the results of a study[1] conducted with IFPRI, the International Food Policy Research Institute. This study indicates that by 2050 one in three people in the world will be exposed to the risk of water pollution due to increased amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus and that 45% of the world economy could suffer of water shortages...

    See the interview of Laurent Auguste on "New Study Predicts Murky Future for Global Water Quality":


  • Patrick Rousseau, CEO of Veolia India, also intervened on August 24th about economical and social impacts of water access. In particular, he presented the example of the city of Nagpur[2] in India, where Veolia works with Vishwaraj Infrastructure Ltd. to supply  drinking water. This collaboration was designated "national best practice through public-private partnerships" by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development for its contribution to inclusive economic growth and improving the daily lives of 3 million people, including 800 000 disadvantaged neighborhoods inhabitants.  

    See the intervention of Patrick Rousseau at "Let’s Not Focus on Water" (de 00:50:43 à 1:06:00)

    See the interview of Patrick Rousseau on "24/7 water access for all"



Veolia and the post-2015 SDGs

Between 1990 and 2015, Veolia enabled 5 million people in the world to access safe water and 2.5 million people to benefit from sanitation services. The CEO of Veolia, Antoine Frérot, emphasizes[3] that when political powers, anywhere on the planet and regardless of the country’s level of development, make access to water a priority coverage reaches over 95 % in just a few years.

This is why Veolia is campaigning for the UN to adopt the post-2015 sustainable development goals for water, sanitation and sustainable cities in September 2015. 


To know more on the World Water Week in Stockholm


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Nearly a billion of the world’s inhabitants still lack access to drinking water.
Given the growing tension surrounding resources, it is everyone’s collective responsibility to conserve and protect them.


[1] According to an IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) and Veolia The murky future of global water quality. New global study projects rapid deterioration in water  quality

[2] The Nagpur project contributes to the urban renewal program launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 25 in New Delhi, which will be extended to 500 Indian cities by 2022. >
  [3] During the presentation to stakeholders of “CSR commitments for sustainable development” on June 16, 2015