Veolia to Host Mining Workshop at 7th West & Central Africa Mining Summit and Expo (WaCA)

Editorial Team
Editorial Team

Global leaders in environmental resources management Veolia, has announced its participation in 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo which will be held at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana from 20-21 May, 2015. 

The West and Central Africa Mining Summit serves the region’s mining community by providing the best and only authoritative platform to learn, innovate and synergise with the power players of the extractive industry. Panel discussions with industry leaders along with individual presentations will highlight pressing issues and global trends to the fore.

As partner event sponsor, Veolia organises a Mining Workshop taking place on 20 May from 10:30 am-4:00 pm. The overall focus lies on Optimising Operations for Environmental Sustainability of Mining Facilities. The presentations will highlight Veolia’s value propositions in Mining as well as specific case studies such as AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem gold mine, where Veolia successfully operates the water treatment plant.

Moreover, Chris Howell, Mining & Primary Metals Vice President at Veolia will deliver a speech on “Optimising operations for environmental sustainability” at the WaCA conference. It will be conducted on 21 May from 11:10 – 11:35 am, and translated simultaneously in French and English.

Patrice Fonlladosa, President and CEO of Veolia Africa, said: “We believe the WaCA conference is an excellent platform that gives us the opportunity to emphasise our commitment to the mining industry in Africa, address inquiries and showcase tangible solutions to address environmental concerns of the industry.”

Fonlladosa added: “We will share the added-value solutions and expertise that our Group provides to its mining clients, so that their processes can comply with the highest standards, in particular environmental, while improving the efficiency of their operations.”

Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. It has been operating in Africa for more than 20 years and has approximately 6,500 of employees. Veolia 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 13 countries in Africa.

Visitors and participants may visit the Veolia booth 49. Our experts will be available for discussion and questions on Wednesday, May 20, from 11 am to 5 pm and on Thursday, May 21, from 9 am to 5 pm.

The workshop is free to all mining professionals.  To get free entry, please register via email:

Share This Article