The city s health: a new approach to air quality and cleanliness
With its resource-city approach, SUEZ encourages local authorities and industrial companies to work together, though they are not necessarily used to doing so. In France, for example, as part of a call for expressions of interest from regions with ambitious innovation plans, SUEZ has partnered with the Dunkirk urban district council to make the city a demonstrator of 21st-century industry . One of the goals is to improve air quality for Dunkirk residents, mobilising all the industrial companies involved to treat pollution at its source and anticipate its harmful effects.
In Santiago, SUEZ is taking part in transforming Chile s capital into a smart city by installing micro- sensors that measure air quality in real time.
Following Marseille in 2017, SUEZ has won two new urban cleaning contracts in Bordeaux and Reims that take a new approach: they are based on citizens perceptions and the use of digital technology to optimise waste collection and respond to users expectations regarding their urban environment.
Sanitation plants, essential facilities in the local circular economy
Working with local authorities, SUEZ upgrades wastewater treatment plants into renewable resource production centres (water and energy). With its partners John Holland and Beca, the Group has secured the contract to modernise the water recycling plant in Boneo, Australia, enabling agricultural land to be irrigated with treated wastewater and contributing to the local authority s targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg has renewed its confidence in SUEZ to operate the city s wastewater treatment plant, a national showcase for the circular economy and the first to inject biomethane produced from wastewater into the natural gas network, while in Marseille the Group is building a unit for injecting biomethane produced from wastewater treatment that will be the biggest in France.
In Chile, the SUEZ subsidiary in Santiago was awarded the United Nations Momentum for Change prize at COP24 in Katowice, for its project to convert the city s wastewater treatment plants into carbon-neutral, zero-waste biofactories by 2022 while helping to regenerate local wildlife. In Toulouse Métropole, the sanitation service for which SUEZ has secured the contract is designed to contribute to the area s energy transition.
Increasing 24/7 access to water while reducing consumption
Improving network efficiency and securing drinking water supplies are central to the contracts secured in Latin America in São Paulo (Brazil), Querétaro (Mexico) and Santo Domingo (Ecuador), while SUEZ is continuing its development in Singapore by deploying the ICE Pigging technology to clean the city-state s drinking water networks.
In Egypt, Uganda, Côte d Ivoire and Nigeria, the Group is contributing to several major projects to provide drinking water to a fast-growing population, while in India SUEZ has been tasked by the city of Davanagere to improve its drinking water service and provide a continuous supply for its population of 500,000.
As part of its global plan to improve water quality, the city of Woonsocket in the USA has commissioned SUEZ to build and operate its new drinking water production plant.
Renovating infrastructure, the circular economy and connectivity: 3 key expectations of the cities where SUEZ deploys its expertise.
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