Veolia Water North America Sponsors Environmental Sustainability Forum

07/22/11  • Water

Forum focuses on protecting the environment as a matter of national security

CHICAGO, Jul. 22, 2011 – Veolia Water North America, the world leader in water and wastewater services, today announced its sponsorship of the Security and Sustainability Forum's (SSF) webinar series focused on the intersection of national security and environmental sustainability. The webinar series aligns with Veolia Water's efforts to raise awareness of sustainable practices that can be implemented to improve the environment and the lives of people across the U.S.

Each SSF webinar will focus on a new topic and feature top experts in the field to engage in conversation around the issue. Participants can contribute to the conversation and share potential solutions. Upcoming webinar topics include:
  • Adaptation in a Changing Climate and its Impact on National Security - can be viewed online at
  • ​Adaptations to Protect the Nation's Food and Clean Water Supply - August 4, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. EST
  • Adaptations to Protect the Health of the Nation - date TBD
  • Adaptations to Protect the Nation's Physical Infrastructure - date TBD
  • Adaptations to Maintain Economic Growth in a Changing Climate - date TBD
"Our vision behind our involvement with the SSF webinar series is to help call attention to the urgent environmental needs faced by our world," said Edwin Pinero, chief sustainability officer at Veolia Water. "Veolia Water is committed to finding answers to our environmental future as rapid urban and global population growth is making major changes to the urban reality."

Pinero will join an esteemed group of panelists for the August 4 webinar entitled, "Adaptations to Protect the Nation's Food and Clean Water Supply." The discussion will be moderated by Tracy Mehan, principal with the Cadmus Group and formerly Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water for EPA.

Veolia Water has been addressing environmental challenges for more than 150 years by investing money in both research and development, as well as implementing environmental solutions around the world. Veolia Water recently released a data-driven web site called, which examines the role water plays in societal, environmental and economic stability.

"Environmental security is a critical issue, and it matches exactly with Veolia Water's corporate platform, exemplified in," said Pinero. "We are moving from a world where there were no limits to resource use, to a world with limits. How we address this problem with be one of the defining issues of the 21st century, and we're excited to partner with SSF on sharing information about these environmental challenges."

SSF's Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series is designed to assist managers, decision makers and professionals from government, industry and academia better understand and promote effective measures to adapt to the national security threats of a changing climate. Each 90 minute live session hosts a panel of experts in the field. To learn more visit:

Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services to more than 14 million people in approximately 650 North American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $46 billion in 2010. Visit the company's websites at and

Matt Demo
Veolia North America