Treating all forms of water pollution

Veolia is applying its cutting-edge expertise in the water business to the detection and treatment of all forms of water pollution, including micropollutants like endocrine disruptors and drug residues.

Making water perfectly clean and safe

A glass of water is not always as harmless as it appears. Though drinking water production reached extremely high-quality levels during the 20th century, unwanted residues may still be found in water, especially after domestic or industrial use. And from inconspicuous sources, for example from freshening or washing clothes. These micropollutants are invisible to the naked eye, but their toxicity can pose a risk to human health. Though it is difficult to measure the impact of these molecules on health and the environment, Veolia is taking a proactive stance on the subject, designing and promoting expert 360-degree water treatment solutions. From analyzing water to detecting and eliminating micropollutants, the Group is developing innovative technologies and apparatus to meet the challenge of improving water quality for towns and cities, and in industrial and commercial applications.



  • In DENMARK’s second city, Aarhus, Veolia is part of the experimental project MERMISS, which is dedicated to the treatment of highly active pharmaceutical products in wastewater from hospitals.
  • In FRANCE, Veolia launched Vigie Covid-19, a solution designed to help local authorities anticipate the epidemic’s progression in their areas, using the PCR method to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in wastewater.


Veolia is applying its expertise and experience in water treatment technologies to extend the treated wastewater reuse model to agricultural applications.
Taking the opportunities offered by new information technologies and intelligent systems, Veolia is implementing smart monitoring solutions to measure, manage and improve energy efficiency in buildings.
The technologies and solutions that Veolia has developed to transform waste into energy provide sustainable, competitive and effective responses to the energy transition challenges facing local authorities and manufacturers.
Using innovative refining, disinfecting and decontamination solutions, Veolia recovers and gives a second life to wastewater, which can then be reused in various ways, from meeting industrial needs to providing people with drinking water.