• Humanitarian Disaster Response

    Solving Water for disaster-impacted communities

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.

For us, this work is about creating social value and an integral part of our shared commitment to solve water.


Xylem Watermark Disaster Response Campaign

August 12th - September 12th   |  Learn. Prepare. Share. Make a Difference.

During this campaign, Xylem employees and stakeholders are encouraged to learn more about disaster preparedness and take action to keep themselves and their communities safe in the event of a disaster. 

Xylem Watermark Humanitarian Disaster Response Overview

Here’s a snapshot of some recent disaster relief and rebuilding efforts that we have been glad to support:


Disaster Relief Efforts in 2019


Disaster Relief Efforts in 2018

An Urgent and Growing Challenge

Many of the most destructive natural disasters involve water, either too much water in the wrong places, contamination or a lack of access to clean, safe water for survivors. It’s an urgent and growing challenge around the globe; in fact, research finds that the number of floods and other hydrological events has quadrupled since 1980 and doubled since 2004.

Xylem is privileged to be a part of an industry where we pioneer minnovative approaches and solutions that are not only core to our business, but also have a lasting impact on society.

We are humbled that we can leverage our expertise and offerings to help communities, when and where possible, meet severe water challenges – like lack of drinkable water and flooding – that can arise after disaster strikes.

Our team of 17,000 colleagues is frequently involved in helping support recovery and relief efforts around the world, supporting local teams by deploying experts to disaster sites to provide water-related expertise, technology and equipment.Through our global corporate citizenship program, Watermark, we help provide boots on the grounds in the places that need them most, or raise funds or volunteer time to send critical food, clothing and sanitary supplies.


Xylem’s Commitment to Creating Social Value

While the world’s water challenges are growing exponentially, so too are the opportunities to address and overcome them. That’s why we are focused every day on finding a smarter way forward to solve water and help communities in need.

Working with our partners, we will continue to look for ways to leverage our people and solutions to help those impacted by water-related catastrophes. 

It’s one more way that Xylem is working to create economic and social value – it’s one more way we’re solving water.