ABOUT XYLEM

Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to "solving water" by creating innovative and smart technology solutions to meet the world's water, wastewater and energy needs.

​In a world of ever-growing challenges, Xylem delivers innovative water technology solutions throughout the cycle of water.

Our technological strength across the life cycle of water is second-to-none. From collection and distribution to reuse and return to nature, our highly efficient water technologies, industrial pumps and application solutions not only use less energy and reduce life-cycle costs, but also promote sustainability.

SOLUTIONS

Bench- and pilot-scale testing for optimized water and wastewater treatment solutions. Before you invest in the installation of treatment technology to solve a challenge, Xylem’s Treatability Testing Services help you select and optimize the best solution for your project. Xylem’s bench- and pilot-scale testing capabilities can be used at the earliest stages of the project to quickly and cost effectively determine the optimal technology and design criteria—resulting in a reliable and economically sustainable treatment system that meets performance objectives.

Flooding is one of the most universal — and destructive — challenges facing cities around the world. World Bank research suggests that floods are the most frequent of all natural disasters and that the number of flood events is rising rapidly. In 2010 alone, 178 million people were affected by floods, with losses exceeding $40 billion.

Recent years have spawned a large number of unpredictable and sometimes devastating natural disasters around the world. Typhoons in the Philippines and China, wildfires in Australia and Portugal, earthquakes in Pakistan, China and Chile, floods in Canada, Central Europe, India, and Mexico and droughts in Brazil, China, and the U.S. contributed to losses of $45 billion in 2013, all on the heels of $72 billion in losses in 2012.

The challenge of urban water scarcity is clear, present, and growing. In 2000, 150 million people lived in cities facing perennial water shortages, where available supply per person is less than 100 liters a day. Almost 900 million more lived in cities that faced seasonal shortages, where available supply dipped below this level at least one month each year. By 2050, these numbers are expected to grow to 1 billion and 3.1 billion people, respectively. Nearly a third of humanity – and over half of the 6 billion urban dwellers predicted by 2050 –will face critical water scarcity in their cities. As climate change produces variations in rainfall, these challenges could intensify in nearly every region of the world.

Xylem breaks down resilience-building strategies into four categories of actions: ensuring water security, strengthening critical infrastructure, driving response and recovery, and engaging community stakeholders. These actions, based upon the needs and current trends of the water sector, combine to offer a holistic solution that considers the nuanced needs of urban areas, which can vary based on geography, population size, or governmental structure, among other metrics.

For those entrusted with the responsibility of supplying vital water and wastewater services to their communities, it is both the worst and the best of times.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Xylem

4828 Parkway Plaza Blvd, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28217

UNITED STATES

Phone: 1-866-XYL-H201 (855-995-4261)

Fax: 704-716-7601

Contact: Sales

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Xylem Highlights The Extraordinary Partnerships Making Water Utilities More Resilient At WEFTEC Connect 2020

    Xylem is highlighting the Extraordinary Partnerships driving the water utility industry’s resilience amidst these Extraordinary Times at this year’s Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), Oct. 5-9.

  • Resilience In The Face Of Emerging Contaminants

    There are over 150,000 public drinking water systems in the United States and more than 80 percent of the population receives their potable drinking water from these systems. And today - according to the EPA, our water systems are faced with a growing list of challenges.

  • Water For A Healthy World

    We are pleased to present Xylem’s ninth annual Sustainability Report, which describes our efforts in 2019 to solve global water challenges and support a healthy world. The How We Think About Sustainability section of this report explains the connection between current and emerging issues of water scarcity, water systems resilience to climate change and other water challenges and water affordability, and Xylem’s pivotal role in addressing these issues. We close out our goals set in 2014 and share our initial progress report against our 2025 goals, which we introduced in 2019, including Signature Goals designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing water issues.

  • Gain Control Of Your Data

    For those entrusted with the responsibility of supplying vital water and wastewater services to their communities, it is both the worst and the best of times. It is the worst of times because water challenges are intensifying, stressing infrastructure that is already badly in need of renewal. Around the world, the water system’s vital signs, including leakage, main breaks, and wastewater overflows, reflect a system in urgent need of investment. Yet we cannot simply spend our way out of these challenges, regardless of how they are financed, without intensifying the burden on struggling ratepayers.

  • Sustainability Report: Creating A Water-Secure World

    We are pleased to present Xylem’s eighth annual Sustainability Report, which describes our efforts in calendar year 2018 to solve global water challenges and create a water-secure world. The Sustainability Approach section of this report explains the connection between current and emerging issues of affordability, scarcity and resilience, and Xylem’s pivotal role in addressing these issues. We outline recent progress toward goals set in 2014 and introduce a new set of goals to achieve by 2025, including Signature Goals designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing water issues.

  • Digital Water: Industry Leaders Chart The Transformation Journey

    “Digital water is already here” is the clear message after interviewing utility executives and leading experts from around the globe. From big data solutions to advanced management of the distribution network to digital customer engagement programs, nearly all utilities we talked to have begun the digital transformation journey. While the transformation is not always easy, with aging infrastructure, inadequate investment, changing climate and demographics, digital water is now seen not as an ‘option’ but as an ‘imperative.’

  • Implementing A Proactive Approach To Force Main Asset Management

    What happens after a force main installed less than 20 years ago previously fails on a national holiday? In the case of a Missouri utility, a condition assessment project on the critical non-redundant pipeline was launched to get a better understanding of its overall condition and determine if the pipe needed to be replaced.

  • Xylem Named One Of America’s Most JUST Companies For 2020

    Xylem has once again been named as one of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020 by JUST Capital and Forbes.

  • Partnership Set To Bring Safe Drinking Water To Half A Million People Annually

    Xylem and Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs, have announced plans to deepen their partnership.

  • Teen’s Innovative Sticker Helps Solve Global Water Challenge

    More than four million people today use sunlight to disinfect their water, but until recently there was no easy way to know exactly how much sunlight was needed.

  • Xylem CEO Patrick Decker: Smart Water Is The Next Disruption

    Only smart water technology can solve how utilities address water affordability and scarcity, says Xylem CEO Patrick Decker.

VIDEOS

  • Water Innovation For A More Sustainable World

    Austin Alexander leads Sustainability at Xylem.

  • Xylem Hosts Reuse Water Into Wine Tasting At WEFTEC 2018

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Xylem Reuse Water Beer Tasting

    At WEFTEC 2016, Xylem partnered with the WateReuse Association, Tetra Tech and GE to show that appropriately-treated potable drinking water can make happy hour even more fun!

  • Xylect: Your Work Is About To Get Easier

    Introducing an enhanced product selection tool for the water and wastewater industry. Easier to find what you need, faster navigation, and improved design. Watch the full video to learn more.

  • TotalCare Animation

    Water utilities are facing serveral challenges today. In the US alone there are approximately 75,000 sanitary sewer overflows, or wastewater spillage events per year. The number is increasing as the water infrastructure is aging. Watch the fulll video to learn more.

  • Flygt Emmaboda Factory Tour

    With high goals for quality and demands for short lead times, we're aiming to be the best pump manufacturers in the world. Watch the full video to learn more, and see a tour of our factory in Sweden.

  • Taking Advantage Of The 'Opportunity Of A Lifetime' In Water

    If you're of the mind that the water industry is staid and stagnant, watch this interview with Xylem's Joe Vesey to have your mind changed. Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Xylem, describes the "massive disruption, massive change, [and] massive value creation" happening broadly across society and business, promising that it's also "going to happen in water." At Xylem, it has already begun.

  • Xylem Partnership Shows How Treating Wastewater Is Easy, Sustainable … And Delicious

    More than 100 beers were on tap during the Xylem beer tasting event in New Orleans. While each beer had it’s own flavor, every beer was brewed with one special ingredient… reuse water. Watch the video to learn more.