b'MISSION: WATERHEADLINE STAFFa message from our directorThanks for reading our latest issue of Mission: Water! Its the engagement of environmental researchers, policymakers, and practitioners like you that moves the needle toward a better environmental future. As always, the magazine features a wide breadth of topics and geographic locations to best represent the full scope of water-related projects taking place all around the world.Throughout the following pages, youll learn how communities in Louisiana are taking flood protection into their own hands, and see how Chinese officials are using data to improve the conditions of Lake Taihu. Youll read about the development of the Nord Stream2 natural gas pipeline in northern Europeand the hidden discoveries at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. We also put a spotlight on Floridas recent battles with red tide, and explore how the states approach to managing the ecological fallout has evolved with new technology.If youd like your water-related project highlighted in a future issue, dont hesitate to reach out to our team at MissionWater@Xyleminc.com. Were always looking to highlight the hard work of people like you!Timothy A. Grooms Director of Marketing Xylem Analytics, NAeditorial staff magazine contriButorsDr. Stephanie SmithNancy Liu Brandon SmithStaff WriterContent Contributor Executive Editor Brandon.Smith@Xyleminc.com Steve WerblowKyle Waits Staff WriterDrone PhotographyBrittany JennerEmily Jensen Patrick BeattyContributing WriterCommunications Team Creative Director Patrick.Beatty@Xyleminc.com Daniel KellyLyndsey McDermand Contributing WriterCommunications TeamBecky LinserPatrick Higgins Nate ChristopherContributing DesignerCommunications Team Associate Designer Nate.Christopher@Xyleminc.com Chunli ZhengPeter Bornhorst Content Contributor Communications TeamCopyright2019 Xylem Inc. All rights reserved. The publishers have made Cover Photo: PILOTTOWN, LOUISIANA every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this magazine.Delta of Mississippi River seen from space - contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from ESA - ImageWhos Minding the Planet? 3'