eMag by SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
Access to essential services, whether water or waste management, was one of the challenges highlighted at the recent Rio+20 Summit. For three years, the Institut de France’s SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Water For All Foundation supported a range of initiatives to tackle these challenges with concrete solutions. Created in 2011, the FONDS SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT INITIATIVES has taken over from the Foundation and you can see what it’s been doing on the Shared Knowledges web documentary.
Some 783 million people today still have no access to drinking water and more than 2 billion people don’t have basic sanitation. Access to waste treatment is also a major concern for developing countries. In every corner of the globe, the FONDS SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT INITIATIVES supports NGOs and specialized institutions to:
• provide access to water and sanitation;
• improve access to waste treatment;
• develop and boost the skills of managers in urban water and sanitation services in developing countries.
Founded in 2008, the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Water For All Fund was set up to support access-to-essential-services initiatives for a period of three years. In 2011, the FONDS SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT INITIATIVES took over the commitments of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Water For All Foundation. Launching the Shared Knowledges website was an innovating and interactive way to report on three years’ worth of projects. The Shared Knowledges website was designed by the Doing Good Doing company and produced by What’s Up Films. It blends images by the director Alexandre Dereims and a website designed by Cellules Studio.
The SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Water For All Foundation’s actions will take you from Fada N’ Gourma (Burkina Faso) to Manila (Philippines), Montpellier (France), Port au Prince (Haiti) and back to Wiboria (Burkina Faso). Choose your destination and let yourself be taken on a guided tour: