News
7 september 2015

The Foundation sends a Veoliaforce volunteer to Nepal

After the series of earthquakes devastating Nepal in the spring of 2015, the Veolia Foundation has intervened several times to help the victims of the disaster. At the end of April, it provided emergency equipment (Aquaforce 500 station) for supplying water to mobile health centers to two NGOs leaving for Katmandu.

This summer, at the request of its long-term partner the French Red Cross, the Foundation sent a Veoliaforce volunteer to Nepal. Over a period of three weeks, Antoine Jicquel, laboratory technician at the Veolia Eau (water) environmental analysis center, worked to supply clean water for a mobile health center in the Sindhupalchok region, the epicenter of the earthquake. He also participated in renovating water supply and wastewater systems in two neighboring schools and installing an autoclave for sterilizing medical and surgical equipment in a local hospital.
 

Read Antoine Jicquel's testimonial.