Investing in Water Good Long-Term Bet, Goldman Head Says by Peter S. Green, Bloomberg

February 10, 2013

Investing in water utilities, infrastructure and water rights offers stable, long-term returns, Kyung-Ah Park, head of the environmental markets group at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., said in an interview.
“Water’s an indispensable necessity, and supply is very inelastic,” Park said in New York. Water infrastructure is a way to invest in the megatrend, said the executive of a world in which one in eight, or 884 million people, still lack access to safe water supplies.

With demand for water growing twice as fast as a global population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025, and much of the developed world’s water infrastructure aging faster than it can be replaced, municipalities constrained by the amount they can charge customers need to seek alternative financing, she said.