Xylem honored by WateReuse Research Foundation for its commitment to advancing water reuse solutions
Rye Brook, NY, May 4, 2015 – Population growth, urbanization, and persistent drought are straining water resources in varied locations around the world, while pollution and contamination compound these challenges, resulting in billions of dollars in economic losses. Serious action and innovative measures will be required to identify effective solutions to these challenges and develop sustainable water policies. Water reuse is a proven approach that can help meet growing water demands, while safeguarding existing water supplies.
Water reuse technology produces high quality water at a lower life-cycle cost than that of developing a new water supply option. Furthermore, it provides a resilient and drought-resistant water source with valuable economic and environmental co-benefits.
Xylem, a leading global water technology company, was recognized today at the WateReuse Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference for its commitment to water reuse research and developing innovative water reuse solutions.
“Xylem is committed to providing solutions that help address the world's most challenging water issues,” said Keel Robinson, North America Marketing & Business Development Manager for Xylem. “The innovative use of technologies along with smart policy and strong political will are needed to realize these solutions. Water reuse is one step in building a pathway to a secure water future. We know that water reuse technologies exist today, which safely and reliably reclaim wastewater for beneficial purposes. We look forward to continuing to partner with other innovators and customers to advance the implementation of water reuse and to help build a better understanding of its role in solving water scarcity.”
The WateReuse Research Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science of water reuse, recycling and reclamation around the globe.
“WateReuse is proud to honor and recognize Xylem for its leadership and support,” said Melissa Meeker, Executive Director of the WateReuse Research Foundation. “The partnership between Xylem and the WateReuse Research Foundation is developing tools and resources to help build a secure water future.”
Xylem’s advanced treatment technologies are demonstrating that wastewater can be purified well beyond drinking water standards and reused safely and economically for both potable and non-potable purposes. The Company’s water reuse technology is being used at wastewater treatment sites around the world:
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2014 revenues of $3.9 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.