5th Annual Veolia Water Technologies Scholarship Awarded at SME

14 april 2016
Veolia SME Sponsorship

Veolia Water Technologies sponsored a $2,000 scholarship at the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Phoenix, Arizona.  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.

Travis Borrillo-Hutter, a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines, was the proud recipient of the 2016 Veolia $2,000 scholarship.  Travis has demonstrated excellent academic marks as well as experienced firsthand the importance of water and the environment while leading a small group of students to improve water quality for several indigenous communities in the interior rainforest of Suriname by reclaiming land impacted by upstream, small-scale gold mining activity.
This is the fifth 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 once again sponsor this scholarship that assists the educational process of a future leader in the mining industry.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 174 000 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 2015, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced 63 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 42.9 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of $30.3 billion in 2015.



Jill Browning
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