Xylem Watermark Disaster Preparedness and Response Month
Since late 2020, the Horn of Africa has seen four consecutive seasons of failed rains, and parts of the region are now facing the driest conditions and highest temperature in 40 years. With Xylem’s support, Mercy Corps repaired strategic boreholes in 15 of the worst affected counties in Kenya, providing short and long-term water security.
90% of natural disasters are water-related, and they can happen any-time, anywhere. Take steps to prepare yourself, and assist with efforts to make communities around the world more resilient to disasters.
Take action to prepare yourself and community for potential disasters.
Download the resources below to get started.
Volunteer virtually to put the world’s most vulnerable communities on the map, with Missing Maps and MapSwipe. Many places where disasters occur are missing from open and accessible satellite maps which first responders rely on. Get started today, and map on your own, with friends, or join a live event!
Water resilience is key in communities prone to extreme weather, Xylem products and infrastructure help the City of Houston utility provide clean water to approximately 2.2 million citizens.
As part of a recent visit to Houston, Man City players Jack Grealish, Barnardo Silva & Scott Carson joined teams from Xylem & Houston Public Works to test their knowledge on disaster preparedness in the the Houston Runs on Water Quiz.
Solving Water for disaster-impacted communities
A wave of recent severe weather events and natural disasters has devastated communities across the globe, causing major loss of life, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without basic needs like shelter and clean water. These tragedies are on the rise due to climate change, their impact intensified by pressures like population growth and coastal development.
Xylem Watermark Humanitarian Disaster Response Overview
DHL Global Forwarding partners with Xylem Watermark for critical aid shipments and humanitarian logistics support around the world