Sydney Water and Veolia sign memorandum of understanding

Sydney Water Corporation

Tuesday, 29 March, 2022

Sydney Water and Veolia sign memorandum of understanding

Sydney Water and Veolia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a bid to develop a circular economy for Sydney and thus provide sustainable, resilient water services for the city.

The partnership will see the two entities working to use new and existing technologies in order to help the city become energy self-sufficient and carbon neutral, and to support the development of emerging technologies.

“This initiative is a fantastic example of how market leaders can unite and utilise each other’s expertise and skill to deliver innovative results that will benefit both businesses, the community and customers,” Sydney Water Managing Director Roch Cheroux said.

“Both organisations are passionate champions of the circular economy, and with this MOU we have managed to bring together the necessary people, ideas and innovations, to accelerate the path to carbon neutrality, while showcasing best practice for environmental partnerships.”

The MOU will see emerging and proven technologies trialled across various Sydney Water and Veolia sites throughout the next year and a half.

“This affiliation is a unique approach and sets the standard for social responsibility. By trialling new innovations we’re maximising the ability to reach carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency sooner,” said Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director of Veolia.

“Together we will explore opportunities for energy-saving systems, such as water batteries for district cooling, and look to pilot new innovations that optimise recycled water usage for sustainable cities.”

Image caption: Sydney Water Managing Director Roch Cheroux and Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director of Veolia, at the signing of the MOU.

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