Investing in Water Security: What Investors Need to Know. Thomas Schumann explains why water is an asset class for the future.
“Water security is the most important item on the agenda of every humanitarian and international institution in the world,” states Thomas Schumann, of Thomas Schumann Capital LLC, the manager of a water security fund which advances global water security and pursues long-term capital appreciation. However, for all of the attention that humanitarian and international institutions pay to water security, this market has been overlooked by investors in recent years. Schumann is setting out to change this by educating one investor at a time.
Investing in Water Stocks 101 The World's Most Important Commodity
Last week, I was up on my soapbox urging you to own gold. But after it moved over 5% higher in the past seven days alone, it's time to just sit back and watch our money grow.
As I mentioned to you last weekend, I think we'll have a great selling opportunity for gold and precious metal stocks next week. And I'll get back to you on that selling opportunity when the time comes. But in the meantime, I want to take some time to talk about a more important commodity: water
Gold is nice to have. But water is absolutely vital.
All life on Earth is dependent on water. And there simply is no other alternative.
Mining corporations in the Mexican state of Zacatecas use 14 million gallons of water annually, which is expected to cause increasing scarcity in the coming years.
A Canadian mining giant sucks up more water than any other in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, where mining corporations use more water than the entire local population and concerns are rising about highly unequal access to the scarce and precious resource, according to a study reported by the Mexican daily La Jornada on Tuesday.
According to the report completed by researchers from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, the Mexican water authority, known as Conagua, has given the greenlight to national and transnational mining companies operating in Zacatecas to use over 14 million gallons (nearly 56,000 cubic meters) of water per year.
Al een tijdje wordt er gewaarschuwd over een dreigende waterschaarste. De Verenigde Naties verwachtte vorig jaar nog dat er een reële kans bestaat dat er al in 2030 een flink watertekort op aarde is, als landen hun beleid op het gebied van watergebruik niet veranderen.
En daar liggen kansen voor zowel ondernemers als langetermijnbeleggers, zo stelde beleggingsstrateeg Vinny Catalano van Blue Marble Research tegenover zakenblad Forbes. Catalano verwacht komende jaren enorme investeringen in bijvoorbeeld stuwdammen en soortgelijke watervoorzieningen.
The World Economic Forum recently assessed all global risks based on their likelihood and impact to society. And the #1 concern wasn't terrorism… Or weapons of mass destruction. It wasn't financial crisis… social instability… or even the spread of some terrible infectious disease.
The #1 global concern right now is water.
According to the United Nations, water usage is growing at twice the pace of population! It estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population will be experiencing water “stress conditions.” And one of the biggest contributors to these “stress conditions” is aging infrastructure — the aching bones of the water systems. Even here in the U.S., the water infrastructure is ancient.
The median age of the water systems in America is 78 years! This leads to some 240,000 water main breaks a year and 1.7 trillion gallons of water lost due to broken and leaky pipes. And that's just in America. Worldwide, the problem is way worse. Chew on this…:
More people own a cell phone than a toilet.
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