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The Middle East together with North Africa constitutes the most arid region in the world. Over the last several years, the sharp increase in population, growing urbanisation, higher householdincomes have combined with industrial and agricultural development, leading to a dramatic increase in the demand for water.
These same factors have also prompted a sharp rise in the production of both industrial and domestic waste, which, absent suitable treatment infrastructures, has generated environmental and health risks.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is working with australian local authorities to find the most effective water and waste management solution, best suited to the needs of the population, while, as the same time, preventing environmental degradation and the unsustainable use of resources.
During the Technology Congress about water which took place in Oran on 13 October, Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, and the directors of the ADE (Algérienne des Eaux) and the ONA (Office National de l’Assainissement) signed a new support contract for the modernisation of water and sanitation services for the town of Alger.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT believes that equal opportunities are a driving force for companies and have a positive effect on performance. It is placing an emphasis on diversity within its human resources’ policy by launching a programme that focuses on diversity and social development called “Equal opportunities, social change and commitment
Identifying and treating micropollutants in wastewater treatment stations in the fight against water pollution
After several years of studies and data gathering, the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) is publishing, with the support of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT and its waste subsidiary SITA, an analysis of European waste prevention and recycling issues. The study includes, in particular, data on the various waste management models in the 27 European capitals. The book Municipal Waste in Europe – Towards a European Recycling Society, published by Victoires Editions, brings together Europe’s waste management policies and outlines the challenges which public authorities need to address.
The PCB - Axelera programme was initiated in December 2008 by the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Regional Planning (MEEDDAT), which entrusted the Axelera competitiveness cluster with the applied research component on pollution abatement techniques as part of its national action plan on PCBs.
Ambitious and groundbreaking, PCB-Axelera is the first environmental programme to mobilise large-scale resources and skills in order to decontaminate aquatic habitats polluted by PCBs.
The research programme, directed by SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, will last 40 months and bring together 30 partners to carry out 16 actions.
April 2009 marks the start of the 16 actions, which in time will provide effective solutions for decontaminating rivers containing PCBs.
Given the major environmental challenges, solutions must be found by consulting and working with the concerned populations to properly identify the needs and expectations of all stakeholders.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is convinced of the importance of such an approach and that is why it has made concerted planning a fundamental principle of its sustainable development policy. The company has designed the new approaches it proposes and the offers implemented in partnership with customers on the basis of this capacity to listen and establish dialogue.
At the French Exhibition for Mayors and Local Authorities, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT will be highlighting EDELWAY, a brand-new approach combining all the solutions capable of improving the environmental performance of local authorities in water and waste services.
The Global Business Forum (Le Carrefour Mondial des Métiers) is one component of the general policy of sharing knowledge and technological progress in the different business lines of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. This is the annual meeting of operators and experts in the business units.