Water Asset Management’s global water investment strategy is grounded on the underlying core belief that all water problems are solvable. They simply require capital, water industry competence and the will to act.
Every day, WAM is investing in and creating innovative water solutions. These solutions often require implementing more dynamic, iterative and flexible “systems thinking” into traditional water industry practices. We take our inspiration from two sources:
1. The consistency of demand for clean water.
2. The visionaries of the past who innovated ways to meet that demand.
Consider the Roman aqueducts. According to the National Geographic Society, the Roman aqueducts were amazing feats of engineering that transported fresh water to highly populated areas. “Though earlier civilizations in Egypt and India also built aqueducts, the Romans improved on the structure and built an extensive and complex network across their territories.” That improvement on existing systems, along with the fact that “both public and private funds paid for construction,” is aligned with our commitment to pushing modern water solutions into the 21st Century through private investment.
Did you know that Lake Mead, created by the Hoover Dam, serves 18 million people in Arizona, Nevada and California and supplies the irrigation of over 1,000,000 acres of land? Or that the dam’s power generation allows it to be self-sustaining, with proceeds from the sale of power repaying the 50-year construction loan that built it, and ongoing revenues financing its annual multimillion-dollar maintenance budget? WAM has initiated programs and collaborated with farmers and regulators to conserve and store nearly 29 billion gallons of water behind Hoover Dam to elevate Lake Mead water levels.
Today, WAM works to fund the solutions of tomorrow—and not a distant tomorrow. Find out more about what we invest in and the groundbreaking solutions we develop to meet the never-ending global need for clean water by contacting us today.