SUEZ Water Spain joins in the celebration of World Oceans Day
08 June 2016
On the occasion of World Oceans Day, SUEZ Water Spain, aware of the need to act to protect the oceans, promoted an awareness-raising campaign through the corporate social networks. By means of a message in a glass bottle, the oceans ask society for help and seek to raise users’ awareness about their role in the conservation of this marine ecosystem. By clicking on this link, you can see the video of the message in a bottle.
Covering almost 71% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans play an important role in the functioning of our planet. They regulate the climate, they store CO2 and they are home to a rich biodiversity. The oceans are essential for people and, even so, they are one of the main elements affected by human activity through global warming and pollution.
SUEZ Water Spain, as a company which manages both water and waste, joins forces with the global movement supported by UNESCO and institutions to focus on the oceans, encouraging their conservation through the protection of the biodiversity existing in them, raising awareness about their condition and the need to act. In this respect, we are promoting measures to avoid and remediate the pollution of the oceans, and awareness-raising campaigns in this respect.
A local and global benchmark in the implementation of environmental protection policies, SUEZ has managed to integrate environmental protection policies organically and progressively into the global sustainable development strategy as an essential part of its business model.
The company has favoured the development of environment-friendly technologies in order to apply them in the company’s activity, and to offer them to municipal, industrial and agricultural customers through specific, circular and collaborative solutions. The following examples stand out among the solutions developed by SUEZ to protect the oceans:
- Water quality control. Implementation in Barcelona of COWAMA and iBeach, a water quality surveillance system. By using sensors and a sewerage network model, this control tool allows the main sources of pollution to be identified in real time and thus the water quality of the beaches to be anticipated. In combination with the iBeach application, this information reaches the citizens on their smartphone.
- Coastal protection and regeneration. SUEZ has helped the city of Casablanca, one of the country’s most industrialized areas, to construct a new anti-pollution system. The installation allows all of the city’s wastewater to be treated, together with the system established in the western part of the city.
- Limitation of the sources of pollution. In Bordeaux, the plant only absorbs 15% of the rain water. In the event of a storm, the current of water in the sewerage networks can lead to an overflow. In the face of this risk, the city of Bordeaux has installed the INFLUX network management system. The city thus avoids network saturation by means of an innovative solution.