Xylem provides funding, as well as Xylem experts and volunteers who help our partners implement their programs. We perform continuous evaluation of partners’ progress and impact. With all projects, we seek solutions that will benefit communities over the long term. Our work with Planet Water is a powerful illustration of this approach.
St. Joseph’s Home in Montana; Cape Town, South Africa
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) curriculum, which is designed to teach healthy habits to children, has become a critical component of the programs implemented by Xylem Watermark’s nonprofit partners. WASH programs in schools significantly reduce hygiene-related disease, increase student attendance and learning achievement, and contribute to dignity and gender equality.
In 2017, we sponsored Planet Water’s Project24 initiative for the third consecutive year, helping our partner install six clean water filtration systems in five communities. Our volunteers also helped to provide WASH education in those communities. Since beginning our partnership in 2010, Xylem WASH education initiatives, water tower builds, and school and community water projects in partnership with Planet Water have touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Philippines and Thailand.