World Water Day: Xylem Watermark leverages social media to benefit international nonprofit Water For People

Sponsored by

DENVER, CO, Mar. 21, 2012 -- To celebrate World Water Day 2012, Xylem Watermark will share a $1 donation between international nonprofit Water For People and nonprofit partner Mercy Corps for each share of its "Solving Water" infographic via Facebook. From March 19 through March 30, those interested in sharing the "Solving Water" image can do so by visiting

"Water For People has a long-standing relationship with Xylem Watermark, and we are grateful to them for their commitment to raising funds for Water For People on this upcoming World Water Day," said Ned Breslin, CEO of Water For People. "This infographic will help spread the word about our commitment to reaching every family, school and clinic in the 30 districts we work in globally, with the focus on ensuring sustainable systems are in place so this access lasts forever, without increased water and sanitation aid. We believe Everyone Forever provides a practical and scalable model that can, eventually, fully eradicate water poverty in the countries where we work -- which is our ultimate goal. We are thankful for Xylem's adamant support for our Everyone, Forever campaign."

Xylem Inc. has partnered with Water For People since 2008 as part of the company's corporate citizenship and social investment program, Xylem Watermark. Together, Xylem and Water For People have delivered sustainable water solutions, including water access and sanitation and hygiene education, to more than 350,000 people in India, Peru, Honduras and Guatemala.

The "Solving Water" infographic demonstrates the power of water, sanitation and hygiene to change lives because when clean water is nearby, children, especially girls, can go to school instead of fetching water. The photo was taken by a Xylem employee who traveled to India as part of World Water Corps, Water For People's international volunteer program, and spent two weeks monitoring water and sanitation access in rural areas.

About Water For People
Water For People is an innovative and impactful next-generation international nonprofit that believes investments made in water and sanitation services must lead to lasting and transformative change. The organization is dedicated to helping people in developing countries gain access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education. Water For People's entrepreneurial approach establishes partnerships between government agencies, nongovernment organizations, and private enterprise to create self-managed water and sanitation services that reach everyone and also last forever. Learn more at or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark is Xylem Inc.'s corporate citizenship and social investment program, created to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need. Through Watermark, Xylem works with leading international nonprofits, including Mercy Corps, Water For People and China Women's Development Foundation. Since its creation in 2008, Watermark has provided safe water and sanitation that has improved the lives of more than 500,000 people in 20 countries. For more information, please visit


Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.


Field poll shows Californians overwhelmingly support continued water conservation

Save Our Water, California's official statewide water conservation education program, recently partnered with Field Research Corporation to survey Californians' attitudes toward continued conservation into fall and winter and their willingness to make permanent landscape changes. 

Prime Solution enters sales agreement with Veolia to expand distribution in Canada

Prime Solution recently announced an exclusive sales agreement with Veolia Water Technologies Canada, which makes Veolia the exclusive distributor of the Prime Rotary Fan Press throughout the country.  

Cal Water, Badger Meter partner to launch customized Water Focus Report for customers

In an effort to help customers assess their water use and aid in water conservation efforts during the drought, California Water Service has partnered with Badger Meter to send customers an individualized, monthly Water Focus Report for their properties.

WRF launches new project aimed at developing standard method to validate water audits

The Water Research Foundation recently announced that it has launched a new project aimed at developing a standard method to validate water audits and guidance for utilities and governing agencies in implementing a water audit validation program.




© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS