Monitoring Ocean Health with pH Sensors

Xylem Sustainability Report Spotlight
Jun 21, 2016 4:00 PM ET

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon are resulting in higher ocean acidity, which can have profound negative effects on the health of ocean plant and animal life. This year, we participated in the prestigious Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition that invites scientists, engineers and innovators from around the globe to improve our understanding of how CO2 emissions are affecting ocean acidification, and to develop a new pH-sensing platform that can help begin the process of healing our oceans. Our innovative solution uses sophisticated optical sensors as well as calibration and validation systems to provide critical data to better understand this threat to our oceans.

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About Xylem
Xylem is a leading global water technology company committed to “solving water” by creating innovative solutions to meet the world’s water needs. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, and return water to the environment, in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings.

As water security becomes a more urgent global priority, Xylem is helping customers invest in water and wastewater infrastructure that solves their water challenges in three key areas: water productivity, the efficient movement, treatment and use of clean water; water quality, the cost-efficient and sustainable management and renewal of wastewater; and water resilience, helping communities prepare for and recover from water-related risks.

Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its 12,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.

The Company is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide, and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013.