When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last month, Xylem Watermark and nonprofit partner Mercy Corps joined forces to facilitate emergency respond efforts on the ground. Today, we received an update from members of the Mercy Corps team at their emergency food distribution site in the Philippines, and heard a first-hand account of the impact we’ve had on recovery following this catastrophic storm. Learn More >
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Since 2008, Xylem Watermark and Mercy Corps have been responding to water-related disasters around the world. With global environmental conditions constantly in fluctuation, the frequency and intensity of these emergencies has risen in recent years, resulting in catastrophes like Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines November 8, 2013.
For the fifth consecutive year, Xylem sponsored a World Water Monitoring Challenge activity for more than 100 fifth graders in northern New Jersey. Students at Washington Elementary and George Elementary, in the area tested the water in the region to confirm its cleanliness. Not only is this a day that students look forward to as they reach their fifth grade year, but it is now an instrumental part of the World Water Monitoring Challenge’s focus within the fifth grade science curriculum in participating schools. Learn More >
Did you know that 783 million people in the world (11% of the global population) do not have access to improved sources of drinking water? (UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program Report 2012) Or that nearly 2,000 children a day die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) Report 2013 Update)? Astounding isn’t it? Thanks in part to Xylem Watermark’s work with leading international nonprofits; these figures are slowly but steadily diminishing. Learn More >
In honor of World Water Monitoring Day (September 18), employees at Yellow Spring Instrument Company (YSI), a Xylem brand, partnered with Mills Lawn Elementary School to create an exciting and educational experience for fifth and sixth grade students. World Water Monitoring Day encourages us to preserve water resources and ensure they are available where and when it is needed most. Learn More >
There are three basic needs that the world has collectively agreed upon: food, shelter, and water… Learn More >
For the citizens of Peru’s highlands, when water is not available, every single activity revolves around obtaining it. The local citizens need water to cook, to cultivate, for the animals, to drink, for hygiene and for washing. Every day they are confronted with really difficult decisions: to use the water for cultivation or the animals; to drink or wash. It is an even larger struggle during the dry season. Learn More >
Every day, we would hike more than 12 hours into the Peruvian Highlands. On the first day we visited the highest community. I was hiking at 4,000 meters and my head was really aching, but up there, surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and amazing people, I got to thinking that this might be the best office I have ever had.
This is the first of a series of posts from Xylem Watermark employees who volunteered in Peru with nonprofit partner Water For People.
I wanted to participate in Xylem Watermark’s global volunteer trip to Peru for several reasons: I was looking for some adventure, I was looking forward to interacting with the local people of Peru and as a Xylem employee, I was interested in experiencing and getting to know more about the water challenges in the country. Learn More >
In July, Xylem Services GmBH (Water Solutions division) employees Nicole Brüggemann, Sebastian Besser, Jens Gebhard and Ines Ackermann set out to discuss the importance of clean water with seventh grade students by participating in the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) at Markt Gymnasium in Bünde, Germany. Learn More >