SOURCE: Xylem Inc.DESCRIPTION:
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. Now in its fourth year, Project 24 is recognized as an important event platform that raises awareness of the global water crisis by mobilizing leading companies and citizens to deliver clean, safe water and hygiene education programs in 24 communities. This year, the event takes place in communities within Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
In celebration of World Water Day and as part of the launch to this year’s Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge, Xylem Watermark will act as lead partner on the initiative, supporting one community in each of the five countries. In addition, Xylem volunteers will also be on site to partner with Planet Water Foundation on two AquaTower builds.
AquaTowers are built on primary school grounds and support the clean water access needs of children. Planet Water’s Water-Health and Hygiene Education programs are implemented by school educators in the community’s language. Planet Water also provides training for local communities to maintain the systems and includes five years of post-project sustainability support, water quality monitoring, and ongoing hygiene education program support for every beneficiary community.
About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line:” financial, environmental and social. The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment.
Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 and, with its six nonprofit partners, has provided clean water and sanitation solutions to over three million people in 25 countries. Xylem launched its first Global Month of Service in October 2016 to provide a focused time to inspire employees to get involved and bring the mission of Xylem Watermark to their communities. In 2017, Xylem Watermark launched the Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge to engage employees in solving global and local water issues in ways about which they are passionate.
To learn more about Xylem Watermark, please visit www.xylemwatermark.com.Contact Info:
KEYWORDS: VOLUNTEERISM & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, Xylem, Make Your Mark, People