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The value of water is not appreciated until the well runs dry.

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28 Sep 2022
We can survive without gold, without oil. We can survive without most of the things that surround us, but not without the most precious and indispensable element that exists on Earth: water

Why invest in this trend?

  • The gap between water consumption and its supply is widening.
    This is a problem that requires a large investment in new technologies and services. Regulatory backing for well-positioned companies will help them grow well in the long run.
  • The need to promote efficient water use.
    Investors play a fundamental role in promoting innovative and advanced companies in this field.
  • Responsibility to future generations.
    Protecting the environment is protecting future generations, and this implies reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but also reducing efficiency in the use of water.
Promote investment in water
We all know that 70% of the Earth is covered by water, but do we know that 185 litres of our most precious asset is needed to make one bag of crisps?
The population growth, urbanisation, the abandonment of traditional diets and the increasing demand for water by industry highlight the need to find solutions for survival and economical development.
  • Improve supply, improve the economy.
    One tenth of the global burden of disease could be contained through improved water supplies and the hygiene improvements that would come with it. It is estimated that for every dollar invested in improving food supply and hygiene, an average of between 4 and 12 dollars is recovered.
  • Consume less, reuse more.
    The main industries in the world are adopting a circular economy system by treating wastewater as a resource to be used and not as waste.

In the last 50 years, water consumption has doubled.

Graphic source: waterfootprint.org

An irreplaceable, vital asset with a growing demand motivated by different factors:

  • Population growth.
    Water consumption multiplies year after year and is expected to continue to increase, even more in developing countries or in the so-called third world countries, where the difficulties to access potable water are greater.
  • Food production.
    All food products need, to a greater or lesser extent, water for their production, and these values can some cases become very high.
  • Climate change.
    The global increase in temperatures will bring with it increasingly severe and frequent droughts, a reality that of course requires improving efficiency in the use of water.
Mejorar la economía mejorando el abastecimiento

Our investment universe focuses on companies that contribute to improving infrastructure, access to clean water and its sanitation, and efficient use.

  • Companies located in the water value chain, covering activities such as water infrastructure, wastewater treatment and public supplies.
  • Companies that develop activities to promote efficient use of water resources.

What do the experts think?

According to the International Energy Agency, in 2030 the world will need almost 60% more energy than in 2020. An energy production in which water is a critical element.

Our investment proposal

Invest in funds through shares in infrastructure corporates around the globe.

The value of investment funds1 can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested.


ISIN
Fund
Risk profile
Issuance
Investment policy
Minimum contribution
Fact sheet/Subscribe
LU2146190835
ROBECOSAM SUSTAINABLE WATER EQUITIES
High
EUR
1000 €
LU0104884860
PICTET - WATER
Medium/High
EUR
1000 €
LU1892830248
FIDELITY FUNDS - SUSTAINABLE WATER & WASTE FUND
Medium/High
EUR
1000 €