of the world’s population
will live in regions affected
by water stress in 2035
of fresh water will be
the annual availability per inhabitant in 2025; it was 16,800 m3 in 1950
If nothing is done, global warming could cause
sea levels to rise by approximately
at the end of the century
Commitment 1 : help our clients to better manage the water cycle
as a whole
The effects of climate change have now been established and the disruption to the water cycle is one of the most tangible consequences.
Regional players must adapt to this new situation, evaluating their vulnerability to drought and flooding, securing their water supply and increasing their resilience in the face of extreme rainfall events.
Reduce losses from drinking water networks to avoid wasting a volume of water equivalent to the annual consumption of a city with 2 million inhabitants.
Aim to equip over 20% of our customers with smart meters.
Increase the reuse of treated
Technical yield of drinking water networks(1)
(as a %)
(1) – Périmeter Lyonnaise des eaux, United Waters, Agbar and Lydec.
Percentage of customers
equipped with smart meters
(as a %)
Volume of treated wastewater re-used
(in millions m3)
OUR COMMITMENTS IN ACTIONS
Desalination using solar energy
At the World Future Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, a research contract to study seawater desalination using 100-percent solar power was signed by...
Protecting estuary waters and bathing waters in Long Island, New York
In the United States, SUEZ environnement was chosen in 2014 to operate, manage and maintain wastewater treatment plant...
WaterlilyTM : a water footprint calculation tool
With WaterlilyTM, SUEZ environnement provides support for local authorities and industrial operators seeking to measure their water footprints...
Making water networks smart
Around the world, more than 35% of drinking water disappears before it reaches customers’ taps. These losses are often due to ageing pipes, and...