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Xylem Calls for Improved Water Resource Data Collection and Sharing on World Water Day 2018

Xylem colleagues take part in the EarthEcho Water Monitoring Challenge and Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24
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RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a global water technology leader, today called on the public and private sectors to work together to improve the collection and sharing of water data on this, World Water Day 2018. Despite dramatic improvements in big data collection and the application of that intelligence, the amount of on-the-ground data about water has been declining over the past 40 years.

Why Collecting Less Water Data is Putting Us at Risk

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With climate change and water scarcity threatening countries around the world, we need global water data more than ever. Unfortunately, Xylem’s new research reveals that the world is actually collecting and sharing less water data from on-site sensors. A lot less.

This means governments and leaders are making decisions in the dark. Let’s make smarter decisions based on facts. Learn about this problem and what we can do to fix it.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Debuts Water Positive Docuseries on Harmful Algal Bloom Water Crisis

World-renowned photographer Andy Mann takes on water pollution in a first-hand look at the work being done to protect our most treasured waterbodies.
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – To spotlight the global environmental and economic challenges caused by harmful algal blooms in fresh waterbodies, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today released a three-part docuseries with National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, coinciding with World Water Day.

Typically caused by excess phosphorus, harmful algal blooms pollute freshwater in more than 15,000 waterways in the U.S. and impact all 50 states. The issue threatens drinking water and wildlife and is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $2.2 billion annually.

Companies Can Help Solve Water Scarcity. Here’s How.

By Brian Newman, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Operations, Latin America, PepsiCo Inc.
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Water is a human right and essential to life. Access to water is also closely linked to economic vitality, educational opportunity, and the health and safety of the world’s population. Yet water scarcity impacts about 4 billion people worldwideand about 500 million people live in areas where water consumption is more than double the locally renewable water resources.

Avery Dennison Employees Step Up for Puerto Rico Relief

“It has been an overwhelming experience with the way Avery Dennison Quakertown and our leadership team supported me and helped people in need from Puerto Rico.”
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When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, it launched a devastating, ongoing humanitarian crisis. Government agencies stepped in, supported by the Red Cross, NGOs and community organizations, to meet the needs of thousands of people left without food, shelter, clean water, or basic supplies. A team of Avery Dennison employees also stepped up, collecting 176 boxes of water, canned food and medicine to be sent to people in need.

Xylem Watermark Sponsors AquaTower Builds for Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24

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Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs, will deploy 24 community-based AquaTowers in 24 hours during Project 24 on March 22 — World Water Day.

Managing Water Supplies Through Innovation in Southern California

Tetra Tech helping the City of Lakewood, California, design their water capture system project to improve local water quality
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The City of Lakewood, California, hired Tetra Tech to design a new stormwater capture project that will improve water quality in the Los Cerritos Channel by removing pollutants conveyed within stormwater. The project consists of an air-inflated rubber dam diversion system to re-direct all runoff from the channel through a pre-treatment system to remove trash, debris, and sediment.

A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful

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The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) had to admit it. They were a bit nervous prior to KVB's 2018 "Shiver in the River."

In late January, Virginia's James River was well above flood stage because of several weeks of rainy weather. But after 10-plus days of gorgeous weather, the James receded, and hundreds of volunteers flocked to Historic Tredegar for the 4th Annual Shiver in the River.

Water is Life. Let’s Take Care of It Together.

By Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé
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In a few days thousands of experts, advocates, public and private leaders, and others concerned with our most precious resource – water - will gather for the 2018 World Water Forum in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. During this event, people will be working to raise awareness and look for lasting solutions to ensure that every person everywhere has access to water. 

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