Environmental organization welcomes Veolia Water CEO to board

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• Veolia Water North America jumps on "board" with the Clean Water America Alliance

CHICAGO, IL, Aug. 4, 2010 -- Laurent Auguste, president and CEO of Veolia Water Americas (Veolia Water), the nation's leading provider of municipal and industrial water and wastewater partnerships, joined the Clean Water America Alliance (CWAA) as a newly elected member of its Board of Directors.

The CWAA, a nonprofit organization launched in 2008, focuses on water sustainability and improving public awareness of issues concerning water. The essential objectives of the Alliance are to analyze the nation's ability to provide clean and safe water to its people, educate citizens and legislators on human and climate impact on water, and recognize organizations and individuals at the forefront of innovation and achievement in water quality.

"The Alliance is honored to have a cutting edge company such as Veolia represented on its Board of Directors," said Ken Kirk, president of the Clean Water America Alliance. "We look forward to Laurent's participation as his enormous experience in the water industry will help ensure that the Alliance's objectives are met."

"The work of the CWAA toward water sustainability dovetails perfectly with Veolia's commitment to working with municipalities and industries to provide high-quality water for our customers," said Laurent. "We've been impressed with the group's progress over the past two years, and I'm honored to continue to work with them to expand the dialogue on clean and safe water."

Based in Chicago, Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater partnership services to municipal and industrial customers, providing services to more than 14 million people in approximately 650 North American communities. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. It is number 1 in the world for publishing research works on water and has a portfolio of more than 600 patents. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 312,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $50 billion in 2008. Veolia Environnement is in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX). Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com and www.veoliawaterna.com

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