Integrating sustainability and digitalisation while keeping public utilities efficient and reliable for cities & municipalities
With over 70 % of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050, municipal governments are faced with a range of challenges – from increased urbanisation, water scarcity and climate change.
Keeping public utilities safe and affordable
Local governments have a responsibility to efficiently deliver the highest quality public utilities (e.g. drinking water and wastewater services) to their citizens. However, finding qualified technical staff and balancing finances with long-term infrastructure needs has its challenges. Working together with reliable private partners like Veolia, cities can ensure the long-term operations of their infrastructure while maintaining compliance and reliability for the public.
Putting local sustainability plans into practice
Sustainability planning presents an opportunity for cities to reduce cost and increase infrastructure resilience and control environmental health risks. Many cities are putting in place initiatives like improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, implementing flood controls, or encouraging safe household waste disposal.
In Singapore, sustainability is a key focus with 17 Sustainable Development Goals identified under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To achieve these goals, the government pushed initiatives including but not limited to the following areas: energy and water efficiency including the recycling and reusing of wastewater, green buildings, renewable energy, waste minimisation through a circular economy approach, sustainable management of food waste, packaging and electronic waste. Veolia's expertise in energy, waste, and water management, allow us to work together with the public sector in developing synergistic solutions towards Singapore’s sustainable development goals.
Increasing transparency through digitisation
Data is revolutionising the way all organisations operate, including local governments. Digital technologies offer the ability to track metrics like energy, water, or waste usage in real-time and help municipal leaders make more informed decisions. At Veolia, where we are translating our data and analytics best practices in areas like asset management and energy intelligence to create enhanced value for our clients.