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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Water Stocks; Investing In Water –Why it has never been more Imperative

Water Stocks; Investing In Water –Why it has never been more Imperative

“ In 2030, 47% of world population will be living in areas of high water stress”


August 19, 2010 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, reports on recent news and developments in the water sector. Additionally worldwaterweek.org reports, prior to this years upcoming conference in September, on global water stats, evidencing why investing in the sector has never been more imperative.

Water Statistics from WorldWaterWeek.org
Water Resources and Scarcity

•Of all water on earth, 97 % is salt water, and of the remaining 3 % fresh water, some 70% is frozen in the polar icecaps. The other 30% is mostly present as soil moisture or lies in underground aquifers.

•Less than 1% of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human uses.

•Global water use: Agriculture 70 %, Industry 22 %, Domestic use 8 %.

•A child born in the developed world consumes 30 to 50 times as much water as one in the developing world.

•With rapid population growth, water withdrawals have tripled over the last 50 years.

•An estimated 90% of the 3 billion people who are expected to be added to the population by 2050 will be in developing countries, many in regions already in water stress where the current population does not have sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

•The 10 largest water users (in volume) are India, China, the United States, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mexico and the Russian Federation.

•The world’s water crisis is not related to the physical availability of water, but to unbalanced power relations, poverty and related inequalities.

•Water scarcity can roughly be divided into two categories: “Apparent” scarcity exists when there is plenty of water, but is inefficiently and wastefully used; “real” scarcity is caused by insuffient rain-fall or large populations depending on a limited resource.

•About 1.4 billion people, mostly impoverished, live in river basins where all the blue water is already committed or overcommitted.

•Around 20% of total water used globally is from groundwater sources (renewable or not), and this share is rising rapidly, particularly in dry areas.

•Water withdrawals are predicted to increase by 50 percent by 2025 in developing countries, and 18 per cent in developed countries.

•In 2030, 47% of world population will be living in areas of high water stress.

•By 2075, the number of people in regions with chronic water shortage is estimated to be between 3 and 7 billion.

•By 2030 the number of urban dwellers is expected to be about 1.8 billion more than in 2005 and to constitute about 60% of the world’s population. As the urban population increases, many major cities have had to draw freshwater from increasingly distant watersheds, as local surface and groundwater sources no longer meet the demand for water, or as they become depleted or polluted.

•A nation’s water foot print is defined as the total volume of freshwater, both green and blue, that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the people of the nation, i.e. both food and other goods and services.

Source: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/sa/node.asp?node=567

Recent Water News on Investorideas.com :
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Edmonton, Alberta - August 19, 2010 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) Cancen Oil Canada Corporation, an oil waste management and processing company, is pleased to provide an update

Full news: http://www.investorideas.com/news/water/8191.asp


Water Stocks Research; Ryerson researchers build model to predict which water-sector companies may sink or swim

Toronto - August 17, 2010 (Investorideas.com water stocks newswire, www.water-stocks.com) - The United Nations estimates that more than half of the world's population will experience severe shortages of fresh water by 2025. In light of these fresh water forecasts and challenges

Full news : http://www.investorideas.com/news/water/8171.asp

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About Wescorp (OTC.BB: WSCE)
Wescorp Energy Inc. (www.wescorpenergy.com) is a clean water solutions company focused on implementing its superior yet low cost solutions into the oil and gas production industry.

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or visit the company website at http://www.wescorpenergy.com/
About Middlesex Water Company

Incorporated as a water utility in 1897, Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) provides a full range of regulated and non-regulated water, wastewater utility and related services in parts of New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Middlesex Water engages in collecting, treating, distributing and selling water for domestic, commercial, municipal industrial and fire protection purposes.

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