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Xylem

Xylem Watermark and Americares have forged an exciting partnership to ensure that people around the world have the water, hygiene and sanitation education and infrastructure to stay healthy.

Education programs in schools and local outreach programs are promoting community health.

A Partnership Built on Health

Xylem, a leading global water technology company, and Americares have launched a new strategic partnership that will bring improved education and infrastructure improvements to low-income communities around the world. Over the next three years, in coordination with Watermark, Xylem’s corporate social responsibility program, the company’s team of water and sanitation experts will work closely with the Americares technical experts, Emergency Programs and Global Programs teams to incorporate water and sanitation education and infrastructure improvements into disaster response activities and ongoing health programs.

Nursing assistant taking blood pressure of patient at an Americares clinic in Colombia

Responding to COVID-19

Xylem Watermark is a major supporter and partner in Americares response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Xylem Watermark’s support, Americares will deliver 50,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat a global shortage and train approximately 2,500 health care workers in under-resourced countries in infection prevention and control, including water, sanitation and hygiene best practices, to control the spread of the virus. Going forward, Americares and Xylem Watermark are partnering on water and sanitation infrastructure improvements at select health facilities hard hit by the pandemic to respond to long-term water and sanitation issues and build resilience against future outbreaks.

Mother and child at the El Salvador clinic

Health and Safety through Water Solutions

Americares core strategy is focused on investing in and transforming local health centers around the world through a range of programming aimed at increasing access to and improving the quality of health care delivery in vulnerable communities. As part of this strategy, we frequently work with health center partners to assess their health facility water and sanitation needs and create cost effective WASH programs to improve the health and safety of patients and staff. Approaching these challenges in partnership with Xylem is making our ideas and outcomes more innovative and impactful. 

About Xylem

Xylem is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions and to solving the world’s most challenging water issues. Serving a large cross-section of industries, Xylem offers advanced water and wastewater solutions to a diverse set of customers including public utilities, municipalities, agriculture and irrigation, general industry and more. Xylem’s team of 17,000 colleagues bring broad expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions in water. As a part of Xylem’s mission, Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate social responsibility program, was founded ten years ago. The program is an integral part of realizing Xylem’s vision: a world where water issues are no longer a barrier to human health, prosperity and sustainable development. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2019 revenue of $5.25 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.