Xylem announces $617,000 contract for climate change monitoring and ecological forecasting in the Caribbean

  Xylem announces $617,000 contract for climate change monitoring and
  ecological forecasting in the Caribbean

Business Wire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- February 11, 2013

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on
addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it
has been awarded a $617,000 contract from the Caribbean Community Climate
Change Centre (CCCCC) for five marine monitoring buoys that will collect
high-quality data for researchers studying climate change in the Caribbean
Sea, including the waters of Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, St.
Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago.

“We are proud to have been chosen to be a key part of this meaningful project
with the CCCCC,” said Chris McIntire, president of Xylem Analytics. “We
believe that our YSI EMM2000 buoys embody the innovative technology that
provides the right solution to protect the valuable coral reefs in the
Caribbean Sea.”

The customized solar powered YSI EMM2000 buoys will measure, record, and
transmit in real-time meteorological and water quality data as the key
components of a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS).

Coral reefs play an extremely important role in the Caribbean economy for
tourism, as well as food production and food security. The regions’ reefs have
been impacted by rising sea temperatures and pollution. Long-term monitoring
of environmental conditions in the Caribbean will help researchers track the
health of the reefs, among the oldest and most diverse ecosystems on the

The CCCCC will work with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) and YSI to install and operate this network, beginning
in spring 2013.

To learn more about YSI Integrated Systems’ range of marine monitoring
platforms, visit www.ysisystems.com

About Xylem Analytics

Xylem’s analytics businesses are leading manufacturers of premium field,
portable, laboratory and online analytical instruments used in water and
wastewater, environmental, medical, food and beverage and life science
applications. The company’s meters, sensors, analyzers and related consumables
are used every day by thousands of end-users worldwide to analyze and control
quality in countless industrial applications where precise measurement is
required. Xylem’s analytics business has been created over the past three
years with the acquisitions of OI Analytical, YSI and MJK Automation to their
core businesses of WTW, SI Analytics, Aanderaa Data Instruments (AADI), Global
Water Instrumentation, ebro and Bellingham & Stanley. www.xylemanalytics.com

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 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees
worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index 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


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