Investing into water is nothing new. Asset management firms Water Asset Management and BlueSky Water Partners have been at it since 2006 and 2012 respectively. But awareness of the need to regulate and control water usage for agriculture is growing quickly. And with it, investment opportunities.
Yesterday was the UN’s World Water Day and the organization highlighted the importance of forests, wetlands and grasslands in the conservation of water and sustainable water management. It also highlighted the huge amount of water needed to produce food; just two steaks need 15,000 litres of water.
So how are private capital investors both contributing to and taking advantage of this scenario?