How to invest in water: A long-term bet on an essential commodity with limited supply

With global demand for water expected to explode in the coming years, fund managers are recommending investing in the space as a long-term bet on an essential commodity whose supplies are limited.

World Water Day has triggered a flurry of reports on and analyses of the challenge facing many countries as incidents of drought increase and climate change makes dry regions even drier. The United Nations World Water Development report for 2018, published earlier this week, warns that almost 6 billion people are likely to live in areas that suffer water shortages for at least one month a year by 2050, up from 3.6 billion today.

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