Guaranteeing water supply after the cyclone

In the Philippines, where in November 2013 Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the center of the archipelago and affected 10 million inhabitants, Veoliaforce intervened alongside the NGO Solidarités International in the region of Tacloban, the first coastal town in the path of the typhoon, to bring aid to the devastated population.


Tacloban, Philippines

November 2013

Main Partner
Solidarités International

Type of intervention
Installation of equipment 
Post-crisis assessment

From emergency…
Two Aquaforce 500 mobile units and a system of distribution (manifolds and flexible water storage tanks) were installed on the site of the university that had been transformed into a reception center for a thousand people without homes. This equipment based on the technology of ultrafiltration is able to supply 15 liters of drinking water per person per day to a population of up to 2,000 people. Thanks to a shuttle of water tankers, 3,000 people from the surrounding neighborhoods, and the hospital, were able to be supplied with water. 

…to assessment
At the request of UNICEF, the volunteers also carried out a mission to assess the damage caused by the cyclone to the water supply systems and treatment plants in 25 localities in the Tacloban region in order to prepare for action to rehabilitate them.