14.03.2018

RobecoSAM AG

Water in Emerging Markets – from challenges flow opportunities

Water is clear and transparent yet full of contrasts. As a molecule and as a resource, it can bond—and it can polarize. It is seemingly abundant—yet critically scarce. Its value is priceless—yet it is wasted daily. While water scarcity has always been an issue for arid climates, across the globe more and more regions are maxing out reserves and threatening human health, local development and global economic growth. Currently, two billion peop are living in areas of excess water stress 1. Without change, demand for water will exceed supply by 40% 2 Please read the full article here.

1    United Nations SDG 2016 Report

2    United Nations Environment Program, Policy Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution, März 2016, 

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