Xylem supports initiative to provide water education as part of mission to ‘solve water’

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Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, announced its support of a water education program that reflects the company’s commitment to solve water worldwide. Part of Xylem’s mission to think globally and act locally, the initiative will focus on educating young people about the economic, environmental, recreational and cultural importance of the nation’s water resources. The program seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision makers to participate in sustaining water sources and respond to continuing threats facing the world’s water supplies.

As part of the initiative, YSI, a Xylem brand that develops and manufactures sensors, instruments, software and data collection platforms for environmental and coastal water quality monitoring and testing, has collaborated with the University of Dayton in Ohio to fund the development of the ‘Rivermobile’, a mobile classroom with interactive, museum-quality exhibits about the Dayton region’s rivers and the importance of water quality. The initiative reflects Xylem’s dedication to ‘solve water’ and will provide young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, network and commitment to become involved in water protection from local to global levels.

Students from the University of Dayton’s Rivers Institute, known as River Stewards, hope that the Rivermobile will teach thousands of school students about the region’s water resources. The Rivermobile will bring the river to middle and high schools as well as major community festivals from December 2012. The mobile classroom’s interactive learning zones cover the history of Dayton’s rivers; aquifers and local-global water cycle; the life in and around the rivers; and the future of Dayton.

“The initiative reflects Xylem’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and water quality worldwide by helping to educate young people on the need to act now to secure a sustainable future,” says Ron Geis, Xylem Analytics vice president and YSI general manager.

“By teaching young people about the importance of clean water to our physical, social and economic well-being, we are helping to create a new generation of environmental stewards.”

Visit the Rivers Institute website for more information. To book the Rivermobile for a visit, call 937/229-4665.

To learn more about Xylem’s complete range of analytics products, visit www.xylemanalytics.com.



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