Faced with growing urbanization and the increasing scarcity of water resources, local authorities are committed to incorporating sustainable development principles into their water management policies. Thanks to its VISIO centers, SUEZ supports local authorities by offering a digital management system for their water and sanitation services.
Water and sanitation
AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage is a real-time software solution made up of three modules for the continuous monitoring of the sewerage system, the prevention of flooding, the protection of the natural environment and the optimisation of the existing regulation and treatment infrastructures. These technologies are used in the smart control centres that centralise and analyse the information and the alerts sent by these systems.
SUEZ group, in partnership with the Saint-Etienne municipality, was awarded the “Sustainable and United City” Call for Expression of Interest by the National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) within the framework of the Future Investments Program (PIA). SUEZ is developing a next-generation interoperable, open and scalable digital platform that will facilitate citizens’ access to public data while providing the city with quality information.
10 principles for reinventing a neighbourhood – Lyon Confluence, the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood
WWF France uses on 10 sustainabilty principles from the international “One Planet Living” approach to support the implementation of more sustainable urban projects.
SUEZ is fully committed to upholding the right to water and sanitation. The Group works with local authorities to advance three objectives: improving access to services in disadvantaged areas, ensuring long-term water access for people in precarious situations, and providing access to essential services and collective sanitation for all.
Urbanization continues to reduce the ground’s natural ability to absorb rainwater, increasing the volume of stormwater collected and evacuated by wastewater systems. In a heavy storm, stormwater runoff can overwhelm wastewater system capacity, causing urban flooding and saturating treatment plants. Increasingly untreated stormwater is being discharged directly into the natural environment and becoming a source of pollution. Today it is crucial that cities integrate stormwater management into their urban planning. That’s why SUEZ developed Advanced Solutions for stormwater.
CheckMyCity enables a city’s digital maturity to be assessed and the level of harmony between services offered to citizens and the DNA and political priorities of the local authority to be highlighted. This diagnosis makes it possible to quickly identify new ideas for services and directions for digital development. It is a tool designed to support reflection and decision making.
ASSETS OF THE DIAGNOSIS
A corpus of more than 300 questions on 18 themes covering the city’s jurisdiction as a whole.
A 360-degree view of the city’s digital development.
In 2014, a project to convert an industrial port wasteland into an eco-neighbourhood was launched near the historic centre of Rouen. This programme intends to focus on three priorities: the preservation of biodiversity and soils, the construction of a mixed eco-neighbourhood, in particular through the construction of social rental housing and shops, and alternative water management to combat heat islands and collect the Luciline River, previously channelled.
WeCo's eco-friendly public toilets are part of an innovative approach to sustainable development by offering a response to environmental water-saving issues. Fully self-contained, they operate through an integrated wastewater recycling system.
This closed-circuit flushing technology makes the toilets completely independent of any connection to the sanitary system. In addition, electrical autonomy can be achieved by combining photovoltaic panels with a battery storage unit.
As part of its Agenda 21, Champcueil is committed to preserving biodiversity, improving water management and improving the living conditions of its inhabitants. Many actions have therefore been implemented to meet these objectives, such as the installation of river water reclaimers, the installation of nesting boxes and insect hotels and the greening of a cycle path with fruit trees.