Did you know that groundwater makes up more than 90 percent of the available fresh water globally? In fact, nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population relies on groundwater for its drinking water supply, which also feeds surface-water bodies such as rivers and lakes. Although the average consumer may not give it much thought, groundwater
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Finding innovative solutions to more effective and efficient water management is not an easy task. Although there are a variety of valuable conferences and trade shows that address this critical topic, the problem is they are spread around the world. It would be virtually impossible for one person to invest the time and money necessary
As the recent devastation from Hurricane Sandy has made tragically clear – our country’s infrastructure weaknesses need to be addressed in a fundamental and decisive way. The super-storm laid bare the frailties of modern life and showed that we have to invest in, and modernize, our nation’s infrastructure. This is especially true of our water
After last week’s superstorm and this week’s nor’easter, those on the East Coast are certainly familiar with unwanted water. But, did you know that flooding is the most frequent severe weather threat and the costliest natural disaster in the United States. Regardless of whether the source is rain, snow or other disaster, it impacts all
When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, it left homes and businesses up and down the coast flooded and without power. Now that the storm has passed, millions of people will be left to clean up the devastation it left behind for weeks and months to come. There are several ways you can help people
Many of us watched in awe recently as Felix Baumgartner jumped 24 miles above the earth to become the first human to break the sound barrier. Exceeding speeds of over 800 miles per hour, it obviously took a man on a mission and plenty of courage to take that plunge. However, what some people may
As we previewed in last week’s blog, Xylem recently participated in Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), which brought over 15,000 policymakers, industry leaders, experts, and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities, and celebrate achievements in the water world. One of the key findings, which we’ve discussed in previous blogs, was that more
For those of us who are sports fans or may have played a sport at one time in our lives, we’re familiar with the term, “coach them up.” In sports vernacular this speaks to the process of working closely with the athletes to teach them new plays and practice existing ones until they’ve perfected them.
We all remember the devastation Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans in 2005. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive natural disasters in the history of the United States with millions of gallons of water flooding the city. In addition to playing havoc with the city’s potable water supply, it also devastated the
The Xylem team traveled to Monterrey, Mexico for the 2012 AHR Expo Mexico to introduce HVACR professionals from around the region to many of their products and system solutions. The improving economic outlook and new technology attracted more than 10,000 attendees into the exhibits to see all the latest products and innovations on display during