Veoliaforce Joins Forces for Haiti

01/4/10  • Water

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2010 – Veolia Environnement is sending a dedicated team of nine specialists to Haiti in order to provide emergency water supplies and help safeguard human health. The company has sent 20 tons of emergency equipment for immediate use in drinking water production.

Veolia Water's specialists operate under the banner of Veoliaforce, Veolia Environnement's international crisis response team, specialized in providing immediate emergency response to natural disasters and environmental crises around the world. Veoliaforce is a humanitarian emergency unit supported by volunteer employees from the 4 divisions of Veolia Environnement.

In Haiti, the team will bring emergency equipment on line to provide water to Haitians in need, and then make an evaluation of the current water assets to determine the appropriate response.

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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 336,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $50 billion in 2008. Veolia Environnement is in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX). Visit the company's Web sites at and