HEADLINE 3 Who’s Minding the Planet? MISSION: WATER STAFF Copyright © 2018 Xylem Inc. All rights reserved. The publishers have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this magazine. Cover Photo: Hurricanes approaching the Caribbean Islands and Florida. Shot from Space. Elements of this image are furnished by NASA. Timothy A. Grooms Director of Marketing - Xylem Analytics, NA In this Issue: Welcome to the 4th edition of Mission: Water! We are thrilled to bring you another magazine full of articles to educate, inspire, and motivate our readers. In this issue, we cover the hurricanes of 2017, plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean, climate research in Iceland, and much more! As always, our goal is to highlight the efforts of scientists and environmentalists around the globe and we’d love to hear from your team! If you have an article or project to share in an upcoming release, contact us at MissionWater@Xyleminc.com. We hope you enjoy the latest edition of Mission: Water. Let’s continue to solve the world’s most challenging water issues, “Let’s Solve Water”. Luke Giroux Staff Writer Steve Werblow Staff Writer David Goldsmith Contributing Writer HYPACK Team Contributing Writers Tom Moeggenberg Contributing Writer Watermark Team Contributing Writers Lyndsey McDermand Communications Team Patrick Higgins Communications Team Peter Bornhorst Communications Team Brandon Smith Executive Editor Brandon.Smith@Xyleminc.com Patrick Beatty Creative Director Patrick.Beatty@Xyleminc.com Theresa McGeady Content Director Theresa.McGeady@Xyleminc.com Brittany Heins Associate Editor Brittany@Xyleminc.com Editorial Staff: Magazine Contributors: Contact Us: Emily Jensen Associate Editor & Designer Emily.Jensen@Xyleminc.com facebook.com/myYSI linkedin.com/company/ysi youtube.com/ysiinc twitter.com/YSIinc or @YSIinc