Christine Rodwell, Veolia Vice President for Business Development, Cities Innovation & Markets

Published in the dossier of July 2016

What is the status of the partnership between Veolia, Swiss Re and the Rockefeller Foundation?

Veolia is among the most committed partners to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative. We provide a range of solutions to cities to build their resilience to the shocks and stresses to which they are subjected. This includes improvement and development of multi-purpose infrastructure, access to essential services, urban planning and contributing to better public health and social cohesion.

What projects are you working on?

Working with the Rockefeller Foundation, Veolia and Swiss Re have developed a common approach to assess risks and propose a strategic long-term plan to enable cities to enhance their attractiveness. The pilot underway in New Orleans is enabling us to finalize our methodology and has already confirmed the two companies’ complementary expertise. We are in discussions with a number of other cities in the 100RC network about applying this methodology to address their resiliency challenges.