of the few shares I hold is in the Singapore listed company,
which provides water purification mainly in China.
recent article at CNN News reinforces the power in this
article points out that scientists say that 40 percent
living in South Asia and China, could run out of drinking
50 years because Himalayan glaciers, the region's main water
article shows pictures of how the glaciers has been shrinking
the 1800s and point out that these glaciers supply 303.6
feet every year to Asian rivers, including the Yangtze and
rivers in China, the Ganges in India, the Indus in Pakistan,
Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and Burma's Irrawaddy.
quote in the article says that if the current scenario
there will be very little water left in the Ganges and its
article says that a World Wide Fund report published in
a quarter of the world's glaciers could disappear by 2050
and half by
situation is critical because, unlike in other parts of
the glaciers are the main source for drinking water.
67 percent of the nearly 12,124 square miles of Himalayan
glaciers are shrinking. The Gangotri glacier, the source
of the Ganges
River is contracting 75 feet a year. The Khumbu Glacier in
Nepal has shrunk more than 3 miles since the 1950s.
can read the entire article at http://ir.asiaone.com.sg/hyflux/news/20050912_001.html
on water is at http://www.waterbank.com/
is one more confirmation of the idea invest in water!
place to do this is via the Singapore Stock Exchange. A
15, 2005 article about water companies in Singapore says:
in the recesses of a nondescript building on Singapore's
Road, engineers William Yong and Alastair McNeil are hard
designing two state-of-the-art water treatment plants.
remarkable about that - except that the plants will be
not here, or even in Asia, but in the American states of
years, while Singapore built its vast network of water
and treatment plants, it imported expertise. Now expertise
here is being applied to overseas projects.
by easy access to capital, a rapidly growing regional market
and a Government eager to try out new technologies, Singapore
becoming a centre for excellence in the water industry.
no one tracks the number of water companies setting up
here, membership of the Singapore Water Association has gone
from 36 to
81 since its inception last December.
association provides a platform for industry players
and share ideas and technologies.
timing of this boom is perfect, coinciding as it does with
threats of a global water crisis, rampant desertification
United Nations says 1.1 billion people - or about one in
people worldwide - already have insufficient drinking water.
number is likely to deteriorate to one in four by 2050."