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Improving our Innovation Engines in the Water Industry

VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES NORTH AMERICA

Herve Buisson, VP Process Engineering Veolia Water Technologies - Americas Cary, NC, USA

herve.buisson@veolia.com Innovate North Carolina - April 2018


CONTENT  Background information on the water industry and Veolia  Current Challenges and Opportunities  Adopting and adapting more agile R&D practices  Conclusions

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Veolia key figures for 2017

$30.1B

163,226

Revenue

Employees

WASTE

WATER

ENERGY

100

40

44

million people supplied with drinking water

million people provided with collection services on behalf of municipalities

million MWh produced

61 million people connected to wastewater systems

4,052 drinking water treatment plants managed

2,928 wastewater treatment plants operated

45 million metric tons of treated waste

764,477 business customers

591 waste treatment facilities operated

37,339 Heating installations managed

2,086 Industrial sites managed

551 heating and cooling networks operated

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The Top Water Businesses in The World

Estimated Revenues 2016/2017 : ($ Billions)

Source GWI Water Data (2018) Veolia 2016 Annual Report (2017)


Our solutions for cities and industry

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What we do

FOR INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES

MAI 2017

Turnkey Solutions

Design

Build / Construction

Process Expertise

Commissioning

Service & Maintenance

Technologies

Solutions and Standard Products

Smarter Water Management 6


More than 350 State-of-the-art Technologies

Actiflo ®

Multiflo™

Hydrotech™ Filters

AnoxKaldnes ® MBBR

CoLD ®

HPD ® Evaporation & Crystallization

DenseSludge™

IDRAFLOT ® Multi-DAF

ShaleFlow™

BioThelysTM

EVALED ® Evaporation

OPUS®

Crystallization Technology

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The Oil & Gas Industry Solutions & Technologies

Upstream and Downstream Solutions

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Produced Water

Water Reuse / Recycling

Oily Sludge Treatment

Injection Water Treatment

Enhanced Oil Recovery

SAGD Processes

Unconventional Gas Treatment

Mobile Solutions

Water Treatment Chemicals


For the Oil & Gas Industry

CHALLENGES Effective deployment of new exploration methods

OUR EXPERTISE • Secure energy and water for exploration • Tackle increased energy and water supply for unconventionals

Improve yield in new and existing assets

OUR EXPERTISE • Enhance exploration processes for primary recovery • Enhance extraction processes for secondary/tertiary recovery • Recover material from waste streams downstream

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Secure continuous operations

OUR EXPERTISE • Secure water supply via reuse • Alternative sources of water such as desalination

Decrease and control cost of operations

OUR EXPERTISE • Deploy state-of-the-art water technology to avoid bottlenecks • Smart Water Management including digitalization of the monitoring, reporting and performance optimization

Obtaining / maintaining license to operate

OUR EXPERTISE • Ensure regulations are met trough best available technology and state-of-the-art digital water management

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CONTENT  Background information on the water industry and Veolia  Current Challenges and Opportunities  Adopting and adapting more agile R&D practices  Conclusions

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Market Pull: The True Value of Water


Water risks impact the financial performance of industrial companies INVESTORS ATTRACTIVENESS Norwegian fund divests from a large mining company

REMEDIATION COSTS $4.4M for a Mining company after toxic spill

LOSS OF LICENSE TO OPERATE Wells shutdown & production loss

PRODUCTION SUSPENDED $1M loss in Namibia following 2 days water shortages

LOSS OF LICENSE TO GROW Loss of license to grow for an extractive company following pollution incidents in Chile

FLOODING $2B loss for the coal mining sector due to production disruption 12


From End-of-Pipe Wastewater Treatment to Products and Resources Recovery and Sustainable Manufacturing

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MATERIALS 2.0


BIOTECHNOLOGY 2.0

Less than 5% of microorganisms can be grown on agar plates

New measurement techniques and genomics tools are giving us much more information on the other 95+ % ….

The books on biological treatment are being re-written (eg Anamox bacteria, quorum sensing, granulation, virus ecology, biofilm structures and ecology…

In our biological world the practical impact of microorganisms on physical chemical process is strong:; eg biofouling RO desalination These as yetinunknown microbial universes are very different from what we originally thought:


Technology Push : The biology/biotechnology revolution

Anoxic Deammonification N2 + NO389%

NH4+

11%

Maximum N-removal is 89 % in theory (no COD) ďƒ In practice 80 % N-removal


METAGENOMICS:

a new window into the “micron-ecology”

Courtesy of SCELSE-Singapore

These as yet unknown microbial universes are very different from what we originally thought:

Courtesy of SCELSE-Singapore


IOT-Water nexus, where next?


Digitalization is changing the world 2014

Internet of Things

2015

2016

Artificial Intelligence

2017

2018

Collaborative Platform

2019

Robots


Digitalization is also changing the Water Industry


AquavistaTM Advanced

A suite of intelligent software and holistic solutions offering state-of-the-art: Online control Monitoring Forecasting

Dynamic and flexible system based on real time or forecasted information in order to meet operational targets

Cloud


AquavistaTM Advanced

Enhance Operation Flexibility, Stability, Safety and Performance Increase Hydraulic Capacity Minimize Operation Cost (Energy, Chemicals)


AQUAVISTA™ Best in class data security along the IOT journey Physical Security

Network Security

Digital Security

Data Acquisition

Data Transfer

Data Aggregation/Data Analysis

Internet

The Application Cloud

Private Cloud

IoT Platform

AMQP Message Queue OR Web APIs Management of Physical Theft Or Eavesdropping, Security of Data & Performance due to Environmental Factors, Handling Device Disorder Possibilities, Secure Booting, Access Control & Device Authentication, Remote Accessibility & Data Encryption

Standards for Actuators and Sensors, IP Security, RoleBased Protection, Connectivity Standards, Communication & Device Policy Management, Network Enforced Policy

Aquavista Customer Portal

Cloud Security, User Access Management, Security Groups, Firewall, Malware & Virus Protection, etc


CONTENT  Background information on the water industry and Veolia  Current Challenges and Opportunities  Adopting and adapting more agile R&D practices  Conclusions

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VEOLIA INNOVATES FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

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Veolia innovates for its customers

AN INTERNAL RESEARCH STRUCTURE with skills and expertise in the scientific world.

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CUSTOMER FOCUSED INNOVATION AN OPEN INNOVATION APPROACH

through the Veolia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) program, identify the most innovative start-ups and high technological value innovations in order to enhance services to customers.

to improve the performance and productivity of their activities by anticipating their future needs.

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Veolia innovates for its customers

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3 TRIAL PLATFORMS

RESEARCH CENTERS

250 PILOT SITES

850 R&I SPECIALISTS WORLDWIDE including more than 330 researchers

MORE THAN MORE THAN

2,000 PATENTS FILED

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200 INDUSTRIAL AND ACADEMIC PARTNERS

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Veolia’s commitment to its employees

• CONSTANT VIGILANCE: improve safety and ensure occupational health within activities.

A center of excellence with 15 world specialists and 130 local correspondants.

• More than 40% of training hours devoted to health and safety every year.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENT Veolia signed the International Labor Organization's Seoul Declaration recognizing health and safety at work as a basic human right in 2013.

COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT Veolia deploys a comprehensive and efficient health and safety prevention management system based on audit programs and corrective action.

• Objective of reducing the accident frequency rate by 10% per year.

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Innovation Challenge in a fast pace changing world • Innovation is vital for Water Technologies and for Veolia.

• Innovation is an investment in our future, but we justify this investment to our shareholders and stakeholders, optimizing and proving the “ROI” of our innovation projects. • Success is measured by the business we do with our customers, so listening to the Voice Of Customers throughout our innovation process is key. • We need to focus on Agility to reduce our cost of failure and on Replicability to increase our ROI. • We must make Innovation a company Culture, reaching out and motivating People in VWT, Veolia, academia, customers and other potential partners.


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