SUEZ presents its expertise at the International Desalination Association Congress in San Diego this week

SUEZ presents its expertise at the International Desalination Association Congress in San Diego this week

Our mission as the second largest environmental services company in the world is to enable a resourceful future for all. As we said a few weeks ago, the lack of water is the main challenge of the 21st century. That is why SUEZ is making desalination and water reuse a priority. Through our treatment solutions subsidiary Degremont, we are showcasing our expertise this week in San Diego to talk about “Renewable water resources to meet global needs” (IDA 2015 Theme). The IDA Congress takes place every two years and attracts worldwide visitors from the water industry, the universities and the research community. Given the major drought California is facing, the place of the event is a strong symbol. With 40% of the world population living within 60 miles of the coastal area, desalination of seawater is proving to be an essential alternative method for sustainability in urban areas. In 2016, the desalination market is expected to supply 500 million people in drinking water (300 million today) and will also provide water agricultural needs.   With its 250 desalination plant throughout the world, SUEZ supplies 10 million of people with freshwater. Stop by booth #1019 and talk to our experts to discover the benefits of reverse osmosis seawater, demineralized process water for boilers and cooling circuits and so much more! You can also take a look at our conferences program:...
SUEZ Environnement debuts new North American brand at American Water Works Association trade show

SUEZ Environnement debuts new North American brand at American Water Works Association trade show

As a resource crisis gathers on a global scale, our mission at SUEZ Environnement is to enable a secure, resourceful future for all. In this context, SUEZ Environnement North America, the US and Canadian subsidiary of the second largest environmental services company in the world, is showcasing its North American water, technology and advanced network offerings under the SUEZ Environnement brand at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Trade Conference this week in Anaheim, CA.  The AWWA Annual Conference is the largest trade show for water industry professionals in the country.   As the water industry well knows, the SUEZ Environnement group has traditionally been organized globally around two major activities: water and waste.  But to rise to global resource challenges, the group’s positioning now focuses on providing solutions, technology and services for municipalities and industries in the entire water cycle and the circular economy and supporting a North American strategy based on four essential pillars: smart water and new services; industry; recycling and waste-to-energy; and investing in infrastructure.   The new position unifies offerings by United Water’s utility and environmental services Degremont’s technology solutions for municipalities and industries and SENA Waste Service’s solid waste recycling and recovery operations in Canada.  All offerings are showcased in one booth #1715 on the AWWA Exhibition floor. Social media followers are invited to engage with @unitedwater which now bears the SUEZ Environnement banner.   Our group vision is to move cities, businesses and industries from an economy that over-consumes natural resources to one that optimizes management and use of resources.  We want to lead the way from resource crisis to resource revolution using technology...
SUEZ Environnement Issues Report on North American Sustainable Development Program

SUEZ Environnement Issues Report on North American Sustainable Development Program

On the occasion of World Environment Day, we are pleased to share our 2014 North American Sustainable Development Report which documents progress toward social, environmental and other non-financial goals. Through the SUEZ Environnement sustainability program and this report, we are demonstrating, with actions, that sustainable and socially responsible business is good business – and that good business is better business. Annually, we set goals to make measurable progress towards our vision of moving cities, businesses and industries from an economy that over-consumes natural resources to one that optimizes management and use of resources. And we develop social alliances to help construct and participate in our vision for the future. With each milestone, achieved in collaboration with clients and partners, we are better positioned to lead the way from resource crisis to resource revolution. An ambition to re-imagine our relationship with resources is central to this report which gives an honest assessment of where the company has succeeded and where we fell short of our goals in 2014. We’re pleased to report progress in water recycling and reuse; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; reducing wasted water within our distribution system, among other areas. The company has continually improved upon energy goals, including a 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and is on track to achieve a 5% improvement in energy efficiency by 2016. A 1.8% decline in non-revenue water, or water lost within the distribution system, equivalent to saving 1.4 billion gallons for the year was achieved; Amidst record drought across the U.S. the company has a leading edge in reusing 12% of water that would otherwise have been discharged as...
Leaving nothing to waste in Edmonton

Leaving nothing to waste in Edmonton

Hunting practices that use all of a hunted animal’s body parts so as to leave no waste come to mind when you hear about the state-of-the-art waste management operations – or lifestyle really – that exist in Alberta, Canada’s capital city of Edmonton. Our Canadian sister company, SENA Waste Services, is excited to have been selected to operate and maintain the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, the largest waste processing and research facility in North America.  Our team is eager to expand its presence in the community of Edmonton, which is one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Waste disposal is a challenge for many booming urban areas; nearly 70 percent of the earth’s population dwells in highly concentrated city environments.   In the U.S., for example, the average amount of waste generated by residence has tripled since 1960.  Americans generate between 250 and 400 million tons of garbage each year — approximately enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks each day! Sustainable cities like Edmonton are tackling waste management head-on.  Currently, 60% of municipal waste is diverted away from landfills through composting and recycling.  Residents can recycle at depots throughout the City.  An electronic waste facility breaks down relics of innovation, such as 8-tracks, CD players and fax machines.  The remaining landfill waste has an afterlife as well.  Organic waste is converted to electricity, producing enough to power 4,600 homes. Edmonton is living proof that for an innovative and rapidly growing region of about 1.2 million people, sustainable development is not only possible, but economical.  Sustainable development is a regional economic driver:  one out of every 10 jobs created in...