2016 Sustainability Report


Less than 1% of the total water
on earth is fresh water.

Fresh water sources are declining due
to draining aquifers, increased pollution
and climate change.

Yet population growth, food demand and
industry are driving demand for fresh water
more than ever.

More than one-third of the world’s population
will live in areas without adequate water
supply by 2025.

Water security is critical to sustainable
development – helping to alleviate poverty,
fight disease and increase education.

For every $1 invested in water and
sanitation, there is an economic
return of between $3 and $34.

That’s why the world
needs to solve water.

That’s what Xylem does.

Why We Solve Water

That's why the world
needs to solve water

That's why Xylem is here