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Antoine Frerot, chief executive officer of Veolia Environnement SA, speaks during a news conference in Paris, France, on on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Veolia Environnement SA will stop operations in at least 37 countries as Frerot accelerates a restructuring plan to restore profit at the world's largest water company. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Antoine Frerot, chief executive officer of Veolia Environnement SA, speaks during a news conference in Paris, France, on on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Veolia Environnement SA will stop operations in at least 37 countries as Frerot accelerates a restructuring plan to restore profit at the world's largest water company. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg via Getty Images