Water sustainability in focus as Swedish prime minister visits Xylem
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited a Xylem factory on October 23 to view technologies that are solving water challenges around the world. The visit was part of a summit held by Sweden’s National Innovation Council on innovation and water security. The visit to the factory also showcased the Flygt Concertor – Xylem’s wastewater pumping system with integrated digital intelligence that cuts energy consumption by up to 70 percent.
As water threats like pollution, overpopulation and severe weather escalate, digital solutions are driving major changes in the sustainability and economics of water management. At Xylem’s Emmaboda factory in Sweden, the prime minister heard how Xylem is harnessing the power of data and analytics to make water more accessible, affordable and sustainable, and make communities more resilient.
Solving these water challenges are a critical part of the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prime Minister Löfven viewed Xylem technologies that deliver water, energy and cost efficiencies, reduce risk, and protect the environment.
“Xylem is committed to advancing sustainability both through our technologies, and how we operate as a business,” said Gassan Mutwali, Managing Director of Xylem in Sweden. “We believe the world has the opportunity of a lifetime to solve water – and simultaneously create a more sustainable future. We are pleased to host Prime Minister Löfven at Emmaboda and to contribute to the National Innovation Council’s important work towards meeting the UN’s water-related sustainable development goals.”
Xylem also shared details about its 60-year legacy working with municipalities across Sweden, as well as its innovation partnerships with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, the Hammarby Sjöstadsverk research facility and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.