In addition, Xylem Watermark and Planet Water Foundation will construct two AquaTowers in the affected Tacloban region to support survivors and their families in the weeks, months and years ahead. “With some of Planet Water’s existing installations providing safe water within evacuation centers, the additional AquaTowers funded by Xylem will further support the critical need for safe drinking water benefiting thousands of displaced residents,” said Nick Hill, executive chairman of Planet Water Foundation.Mercy Corps, with a long and impactful history of critical emergency response in some of the world’s toughest places, immediately recognized the magnitude of devastation by Typhoon Haiyan. "It is an unfortunate truth that we continue to see events like Typhoon Haiyan in greater numbers, and with increasing intensity, all around the world," said Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive officer of Mercy Corps. “By leveraging our expertise in collaboration with support from organizations like Xylem, we are able to rapidly, holistically and meaningfully respond to the needs of survivors – making them and their communities even more resilient and more prepared for what is next.” About Xylem Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide. The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com. About Mercy Corps Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, we partner with local communities to put bold ideas into action to help people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives. For the past five years, Xylem and Mercy Corps have provided water solutions to disaster victims in 15 countries, including Japan, Haiti, Pakistan, Ethiopia and the United States. In January 2013, Xylem and Mercy Corps completed a two-year pilot project to test the impact and effectiveness of disaster risk reduction projects around the world. Conclusions and findings from these projects were compiled into a detailed report, emphasizing the importance of preparation, community engagement and capacity-building. For more information, visit mercycorps.org. About Planet Water Planet Water is a US-based, nonprofit international development organization focused on bringing clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and education programs on water health and hygiene. Our projects are focused on schools, children, and rural communities who lack access to clean, safe water. Since 2012, Xylem Watermark and Planet Water Foundation have built more than 20 water towers near Manila and in Calamba, Philippines, and dozens more in China, India and Cambodia. You can read more about Xylem Watermark’s global impact on our interactive map.