6th annual Veolia Water Technologies scholarship awarded at SME


News Pittsburgh, PA – March 20, 2017 – Veolia Water Technologies sponsored a $2,000 scholarship at the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME) 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Denver, Colorado. One specific criterion for the Veolia scholarship was that the applicants show an interest in pursuing a career in water-related matters within the mining industry.

Heather Lammers, a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines, was the proud recipient of the 2017 Veolia Water Technologies scholarship. Heather has demonstrated excellent academic marks while pursuing a Master of Science degree in Mining Engineering and is currently working on a thesis focused on current and alternative practices for tailing disposal and management.

“This is the sixth consecutive year that Veolia has awarded a scholarship in addition to those that SME offers. As the world leader in water treatment, Veolia is proud to again sponsor this scholarship in order to help assist in the education process for a future leader in the mining industry,” said Klaus Andersen, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies in the Americas.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of $25.7 billion in 2016. www.veolia.com