Water Stocks

Water stocks in 2020 as prof­itable long term invest­ments. We list water stocks from around the world, cov­er­ing the fol­low­ing sec­tors: water sup­ply, waste­water treat­ment, water tech­nol­o­gy, water infra­struc­ture, sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion, san­i­ta­tion, water tech­nic, irri­ga­tion tech­nol­o­gy, home soda mak­er and water enti­tle­ments. New water stocks and / or sec­tors are added reg­u­lar­ly. Fur­ther­more, all com­pa­ny pro­files from the list­ed water stocks are updat­ed once some­thing fun­da­men­tal has changed in their busi­ness activ­i­ties.

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USA

Advanced Drainage Sys­tems Inc.
The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1966 and devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and sells cor­ru­gat­ed pipes for the water infra­struc­ture and prod­ucts for the waste man­age­ment. ADS Inc. is main­ly active in North and South Amer­i­ca as well as in Europe. The com­pa­ny is a world mar­ket leader in the pro­duc­tion of ther­mo­plas­tic cor­ru­gat­ed pipes, which are main­ly used in the waste water trans­fer and con­se­quent­ly need­ed to renew the water infra­struc­ture sys­tems.

Waste­water Infra­struc­ture — WMS:US

The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny
The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny offers only one sin­gle prod­uct: bot­tled alka­line water. This prod­uct has been sold under the trade name Alkaline88 since 2011. The com­pa­ny claims that its alka­line water ‘deliv­ers the per­fect bal­ance of pH hydra­tion which aids and enhances the busy mod­ern lifestyles’. In gen­er­al, alka­line water is said to boost metab­o­lism, reduce acid­i­ty in the blood and help the body absorb nutri­ents faster. That makes alka­line water quite pop­u­lar for health-con­scious peo­ple. The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny sells its prod­ucts across the USA in all 50 states . It’s poten­tial reach across all chan­nels is rough­ly 73,000 to 75,000 stores once the lat­est coop­er­a­tion with Core-Mark is ful­ly com­plet­ed.

Bot­tled Water — WTER:US

Amer­i­can States Water
Amer­i­can States Water is a water com­pa­ny based in Cal­i­for­nia and has been pay­ing a div­i­dend to its share­hold­ers con­tin­u­ous­ly since 1931. The com­pa­ny con­ducts its busi­ness through the sub­sidiaries Gold­en State Water Com­pa­ny and Amer­i­can States Util­i­ty Ser­vices. ASW sup­plies approx­i­mate­ly 261,000 peo­ple with water in Cal­i­for­nia. The com­pa­ny also acts as an elec­tric­i­ty provider for around 24,000 peo­ple. It is also involved in the design and main­te­nance of water sys­tems and sewage sys­tems of mil­i­tary bases. The com­pa­ny is also active in the state of Ari­zona but it gen­er­ates most of its sales as a water sup­pli­er in Cal­i­for­nia which is due to its geo­graph­ic loca­tion reg­u­lar­ly con­front­ed with seri­ous droughts.

Water Util­i­ty — AWR:US

Amer­i­can Water Works Co Inc
Amer­i­can Water Works was found­ed in 1936 and oper­ates as a water sup­pli­er and waste­water dis­pos­al com­pa­ny in more than 47 coun­tries for approx­i­mate­ly 15 mil­lion peo­ple in the USA and Cana­da. Mea­sured by the num­ber of cus­tomers as well by the oper­at­ing income, the com­pa­ny is cur­rent­ly the largest sup­pli­er in the USA. AWW oper­ates through var­i­ous sub­sidiaries in the indi­vid­ual states and sets itself to act as a provider of high qual­i­ty drink­ing water. It wants to be per­ceived as a region­al provider in the indi­vid­ual munic­i­pal­i­ties and cities. Because of its size, Amer­i­can Water Works has exten­sive fixed assets con­sist­ing of about 72,000 km of water infra­struc­ture, sev­er­al water and sewage treat­ment plants, dams and water stor­age facil­i­ties which alto­geth­er can lead to a cer­tain adverse inflex­i­bil­i­ty. Amer­i­can Water Works is deeply root­ed as a water util­i­ty com­pa­ny in the USA but it also works on tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions for a more effi­cient water use with­in the water indus­try. Besides, AWW. offers its tech­nolo­gies to the US mil­i­tary.

Water Util­i­ty — AWK:US

Arte­sian Resources Corp
Arte­sian Resources is a small-cap water util­i­ty in the mid-Atlantic and pro­vides water, waste­water, and engi­neer­ing ser­vices to just over 300 000 peo­ple. It has pri­vate, com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al cus­tomers main­ly in New Cas­tle Coun­ty, Delaware. The com­pa­ny gen­er­ates around 90% of its sales through the direct water busi­ness to just over 300K. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is work­ing close­ly with the state on water infra­struc­ture con­struc­tions and water and sewage ser­vices. In this area, it is main­ly active in Delaware, Mary­land and Penn­syl­va­nia. Arte­sian Resources Corp. oper­ates through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries, all of which are whol­ly owned by the par­ent com­pa­ny. Arte­sian was found­ed in 1905 and ist IPO was in 1996.

Water Util­i­ty — ARTNA:US

Cal­i­for­nia Water Ser­vice Group
It is the hold­ing com­pa­ny of sev­er­al water com­pa­nies which all pro­vide water util­i­ty ser­vices to cus­tomers in Cal­i­for­nia, New Mex­i­co and Wash­ing­ton. Cal­i­for­nia Water Ser­vice Group is the third largest water com­pa­ny in the USA. The bulk of its busi­ness con­sists of the treat­ment, stor­age, test­ing and the final sup­ply of water for non-com­mer­cial, com­mer­cial and pub­lic cus­tomers as well as for the irri­ga­tion indus­try.

Water Util­i­ty — CWT:US

Essen­tial Util­i­ties Inc.
Essen­tial Util­i­ties is a water util­i­ty and nat­ur­al gas provider based in Penn­syl­va­nia. The com­pa­ny is one of the largest pub­licly trad­ed water com­pa­nies in the Unit­ed States and has approx­i­mate­ly 5 mil­lion cus­tomers. Essen­tial Util­i­ties is pri­mar­i­ly active in Penn­syl­va­nia, Ohio, Texas, Illi­nois, North Car­oli­na, New Jer­sey, Indi­ana and Vir­ginia. Through sev­er­al acqui­si­tions of small­er water util­i­ties in the past few years, it has grad­u­al­ly expand­ed its reach. The sub­sidiary Aqua Infra­struc­ture, LLC spe­cial­izes in the plan­ning, con­struc­tion and man­age­ment of water pipes for the gas and oil shale indus­try. How­ev­er, Essen­tial gen­er­ates the vast major­i­ty of its rev­enue and prof­it from its water / waste­water busi­ness (through sev­er­al local water sub­sidiaries) and its nat­ur­al gas busi­ness (through Peo­ple Gas sub­sidiary). On Feb­ru­ary 3, 2020, the com­pa­ny changed its name from for­mer Aqua Amer­i­ca to the cur­rent name Essen­tial Util­i­ties.

Water Util­i­ty — WTRG:US

Evo­qua Water Tech­nolo­gies Corp
Evo­qua is pri­mar­i­ly engaged in water treat­ment for the pub­lic sec­tor as well as for indus­try. The com­pa­ny does not oper­ate as a water util­i­ty but offers process­es, sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies for water treat­ment as well as water dis­in­fec­tion. The com­pa­ny aims to pro­vide clean water to cities around the world through treat­ment sys­tems and ser­vices. Evoqua’s focus is on the treat­ment of drink­ing and swim­ming pool water, water in indus­try or sewage.

Waste­water Treat­ment — AQUA:US

Gor­man-Rupp
Gor­man-Rupp was found­ed in 1934 and designs, pro­duces and sells pumps and pump­ing sys­tems, which are used in the water and sewage cir­cuit. The pumps are also pro­duced for agri­cul­ture, avi­a­tion and the mil­i­tary. The com­pa­ny is active in over 150 coun­tries, includ­ing coun­tries in the sub-Saha­ran Africa region.

Water Tech­nic — GRC:US

GWR Glob­al Water Resources Inc.
Glob­al Water Resources, Inc. is a pure-play, high growth water resource man­age­ment com­pa­ny. It owns and oper­ates 10 util­i­ty com­pa­nies which pro­vide water, waste­water and recy­cled water ser­vices. The company’s ser­vice areas are locat­ed pri­mar­i­ly in growth cor­ri­dors around met­ro­pol­i­tan Phoenix, Ari­zona. Glob­al Water recy­cles near­ly 1 bil­lion gal­lons of water annu­al­ly. The company´s growth strat­e­gy for its reg­u­lat­ed water, waste­water and recy­cled water busi­ness is dri­ven by increased ser­vice con­nec­tions, con­tin­ued oper­at­ing effi­cien­cies, and util­i­ty rate increas­es approved by the Ari­zona Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion. Glob­al Water will also place more focus on its orig­i­nal mis­sion of aggre­gat­ing water and waste­water util­i­ties, allow­ing its cus­tomers and the com­pa­ny to real­ize the ben­e­fits of con­sol­i­da­tion, region­al­iza­tion and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship.

Water Util­i­ty — GWR:US

Lind­say Corp
Lind­say devel­ops and man­u­fac­tures irri­ga­tion sys­tems for the agri­cul­ture. The focus is on high­ly effi­cient irri­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies in order to allow farm­ers to make the har­vest more prof­itable . The goal of Lind­say is to sus­tain­ably reduce the water costs with its prod­ucts with­in the agri­cul­ture area. The com­pa­ny is active in more than 90 coun­tries with its irri­ga­tion sys­tems. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is also active in the infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment and offers prod­ucts and solu­tions for the pre­ven­tion of traf­fic jam as well as safe­ty sys­tems for acci­dent pre­ven­tion.

Irri­ga­tion Tech­nol­o­gy — LNN:US

Mid­dle­sex Water Co
Mid­dle­sex Water Co pro­vides water ser­vices for com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al cus­tomers. More­over it is also engaged in the fire pre­ven­tion. The com­pa­ny oper­ates as a water util­i­ty in New Jer­sey and Delaware.

Water Util­i­ty — MSEX:US

Mueller Water Prod­ucts Inc.
MWP Inc. man­u­fac­tures prod­ucts for the water infra­struc­ture and the water flow con­trol. The prod­ucts of MWP Inc. are used in water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems and sewage treat­ment plants. Mueller Water Prod­ucts is a lead­ing provider of prod­ucts and ser­vices for water dis­tri­b­u­tion man­age­ment and the inspec­tion of water infra­struc­ture sys­tems. MWP has a wide range of patent­ed prod­ucts under its var­i­ous brands. In Jan­u­ary 2017, the com­pa­ny announced the sale of Anvil Inter­na­tion­al, which man­u­fac­tures com­po­nents for pip­ing sys­tems. With the divest­ment, the com­pa­ny has been ful­ly con­cen­trat­ing on water infra­struc­ture since the begin­ning of 2017. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny offers prod­ucts for the detec­tion of leaks, prod­ucts to assess the con­di­tion of water pipelines as well as Advanced Meter­ing Infra­struc­ture prod­ucts. MWP Inc. is main­ly active in the USA, but it also has branch­es in Cana­da and Chi­na. Thanks to the broad prod­uct port­fo­lio, Mueller Water Prod­ucts is one of the com­pa­nies that would prob­a­bly great­ly ben­e­fit from the government´s plan to exten­sive­ly invest in the rot­ten US water infra­struc­ture.

Water Infra­struc­ture — MWA:US

North­west Pipe Com­pa­ny
The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1966 and is an indus­try leader of engi­neered pipeline sys­tems for water infra­struc­ture. North­west Pipe is the largest man­u­fac­tur­er of engi­neered steel water pipeline sys­tems in North Amer­i­ca with pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties in the USA and Mex­i­co. The com­pa­ny offers a wide prod­uct range of dif­fer­ent and spe­cial pipes, diam­e­ters and spi­ral weld­ed pipes. This allows the pipes to be used for dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions with­in the water dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work. North­west Pipe Com­pa­ny has sole­ly con­cen­trat­ed on the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of pipes for the water indus­try but it is well posi­tioned and diver­si­fied with­in this sec­tor. So does the com­pa­ny also offer spe­cial pipes for atom­ic pow­er plants, which need spe­cial water pipes for their cool­ing tow­ers. How­ev­er, its core busi­ness are solu­tion-based prod­ucts for water trans­mis­sion, water and waste­water plant pip­ing, trench­less tech­nol­o­gy, and pip­ing reha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Water Infra­struc­ture — NWPX:US

Pri­mo Water Corp
Pri­mo Water offers high­ly puri­fied drink­ing water in bot­tles as well as self-ser­vice refill water and water dis­pensers for the pri­vate use. It also offers a recy­cling ser­vice for emp­ty plas­tic bot­tles in select­ed super­mar­kets. The com­pa­ny pro­vides con­sumers the abil­i­ty of either exchang­ing emp­ty bot­tles and pur­chas­ing full bot­tles or refill­ing the emp­ty bot­tles at any par­tic­i­pat­ing retail­er. Pri­mo oper­ates in the USA and in Cana­da and was incor­po­rat­ed in 2004.

Home Soda Mak­er — PRMW:US

SJW Group
In Octo­ber 2019, SJW Group and Con­necti­cut Water com­plet­ed their merg­er to cre­ate a lead­ing pure play water and waste­water util­i­ty. The com­bined com­pa­ny, SJW Group, is the third-largest investor-owned pure play water and waste­water util­i­ty based on rate base in the Unit­ed States, serv­ing near­ly 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple across Cal­i­for­nia, Con­necti­cut, Maine and Texas. Its sub­sidiaries include the fol­low­ing water util­i­ties: San Jose Water Com­pa­ny in Cal­i­for­nia; Con­necti­cut Water Com­pa­ny, Avon Water Com­pa­ny and Her­itage Vil­lage­Wa­ter Com­pa­ny in Con­necti­cut; Maine Water Com­pa­ny in Maine; and Canyon Lake Water Ser­vice Com­pa­ny in Texas. For the pur­pose of diver­si­fi­ca­tion, SJW Group also include a real estate sub­sidiary called SJW Land Com­pa­ny which owns com­mer­cial build­ings, unde­vel­oped land, and a major­i­ty inter­est in a real estate part­ner­ship.

Water Util­i­ty — SJW:US

Watts Water Tech­nolo­gies
WWT man­u­fac­tures and sells prod­ucts used for water reg­u­la­tion and water con­trol. Watts Water ist espe­cial­ly engaged in devel­op­ing prod­ucts need­ed with­in the Plumb­ing & Flow Con­trol, Water Qual­i­ty & Con­di­tion­ing and Water Reuse & Drainage sec­tor. The tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny has man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in the USA, Cana­da, Europe and Chi­na and oper­ates across the globe.

Water Tech­nol­o­gy — WTS:US

Xylem Inc.
Xylem Inc. can be seen as the ‘big play­er’ in the water mar­ket with a well diver­si­fied water prod­uct port­fo­lio rang­ing from solu­tions to tight­en the pipes of the world’s water sup­ply, installing sen­sor-dri­ven, soft­ware-enabled tech­nolo­gies which are able to reduce loss­es to solu­tions to treat waste­water more effi­cient­ly and helps cities cope with flood­ing and oth­er water-relat­ed con­se­quences of cli­mate change. The com­pa­ny is a world-lead­ing water tech­nol­o­gy provider and pri­mar­i­ly oper­ates in the areas of water / sewage trans­port and infra­struc­ture, analy­sis of water qual­i­ty, treat­ment of waste water and process opti­miza­tion. For exam­ple, it sells ana­lyt­i­cal instru­ments, water reg­u­la­tors, pump sta­tions, valves, heat exchang­ers as well as con­trol and fil­tra­tion tech­nol­o­gy in more than 150 coun­tries. With the acqui­si­tion of Pure Tech­nolo­gies in Decem­ber 2017 and oth­er “smart infra­struc­ture” takeovers in the last years, Xylem has been able to car­ry out strate­gi­cal­ly and long-term impor­tant acqui­si­tions, sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ing its busi­ness in the area of water infra­struc­ture. These acqui­si­tions also include inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and patents that help Xylem to locate and inspect frag­ile, dilap­i­dat­ed and defec­tive water infra­struc­ture pipes. Cus­tomers of Xylem come from the indus­try, the agri­cul­ture and the build­ing tech­nol­o­gy. How­ev­er, munic­i­pal­i­ties also play a huge role as buy­ers of Xylem prod­ucts. Con­se­quent­ly, this diver­si­ty in terms of prod­ucts and cus­tomers gives the com­pa­ny a cer­tain inde­pen­dence and pro­tec­tion from the glob­al eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. In sum, Xylem owns a very strong posi­tion as a provider of water and waste­water infra­struc­ture equip­ment and ser­vices across the water mar­ket with more long term acqui­si­tions expect­ed in the com­ing years.

Water Tech­nol­o­gy / Water Infra­struc­ture — XYL:US

The York Water Com­pa­ny
York Water is a small-cap water util­i­ty in the mid-Atlantic. It oper­ates as a water util­i­ty and waste water com­pa­ny for 200 000 peo­ple in York Coun­ty, Penn­syl­va­nia and nine oth­er com­mu­ni­ties in Adams Coun­ty, Penn­syl­va­nia. Incor­po­rat­ed in 1816 and pay­ing a con­sec­u­tive div­i­dend since then, York Water impounds, puri­fies and dis­trib­utes drink­ing water to 48 munic­i­pal­i­ties with­in York and Adams Coun­ties, Penn­syl­va­nia. It owns and oper­ates waste­water col­lec­tion sys­tems and waste­water treat­ment sys­tems. Its busi­ness oper­a­tion is reg­u­lat­ed by the Penn­syl­va­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ty Com­mis­sion in the areas of billing, pay­ment pro­ce­dures, dis­pute pro­cess­ing, ter­mi­na­tions, ser­vice ter­ri­to­ry, and rate set­ting. York Water is the old­est investor-owned util­i­ty in the USA and has the longest con­sec­u­tive div­i­dend record in Amer­i­ca .

Water Util­i­ty — YORW:US

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China

Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water Group Ltd (BEWG)
BEWG is a state-owned-enter­prise and derives most of its rev­enue from con­struct­ing and oper­at­ing sewage and reclaimed water treat­ment plants in Chi­na. Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water Group spe­cial­izes in water ser­vice and is pri­mar­i­ly engaged with­in the waste water treat­ment sec­tor. The com­pa­ny is part of the con­glom­er­ate Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Hold­ings Lim­it­ed, also a stock com­pa­ny and con­trolled by the city gov­ern­ment of Bei­jing. In prin­ci­ple, the core busi­ness­es of BEWG include oper­a­tions in sewage water treat­ment ser­vices, con­struc­tion ser­vices for the water envi­ron­men­tal ren­o­va­tion, tech­ni­cal ser­vices and sale of machiner­ies for water treat­ment as well as water dis­tri­b­u­tion ser­vices. In 2013, Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water bought the Por­tuguese drink­ing water sup­ply and waste­water dis­pos­al sys­tem from Veo­lia Envi­ron­ment for 95 mil­lion Euros, invest­ing for the first time in the Euro­pean water mar­ket. In 2018, BEWG strenght­ened its glob­al pres­ence with the full pur­chase of Tril­i­ty Group, a water util­i­ty ser­vice provider based in Aus­tralia and New Zee­land. BEWG is, after mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion, the largest com­pa­ny in the water sec­tor in Chi­na and has strong ties to gov­ern­ment enti­ties result­ing in bet­ter access to financ­ing sup­port even amid tougher scruti­ny around pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships.

Waste­water Treat­ment / Water Tech­nic — BJWTF:US

Chi­na Ever­bright Water Lim­it­ed
The com­pa­ny is a sub­sidiary of Chi­na Ever­bright Inter­na­tion­al Lim­it­ed and pri­mar­i­ly active in the water treat­ment of dirty water. In addi­tion, it research­es and devel­ops inno­v­a­tive water tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions for the envi­ron­men­tal­ly sound absorbance of floods, which can be used main­ly in large cities. The com­pa­ny is also active in the mud treat­ment sec­tor. Chi­na Ever­bright Water Lim­it­ed main­ly oper­ates in Chi­na, but with its com­mit­ments the com­pa­nies activ­i­ties are spread across the coun­try.

Waste­water Treat­ment — 1857:HK

Chi­na Water Affairs Group Ltd Shs
Chi­na Water Affairs Group is well diver­si­fied with­in the water sec­tor. The com­pa­ny oper­ates pri­mar­i­ly as a water util­i­ty but also owns waste­water treat­ment plants in sev­er­al cities in Chi­na. Con­se­quent­ly, its sewage treat­ment plants con­tributes to the steadi­ly ris­ing rev­enue of Chi­na Water Affairs. More­over, it con­structs inlet pipes / pipes for the water infra­struc­ture. The com­pa­ny is cur­rent­ly active in more than 40 cities in Chi­na.

Water Util­i­ty — CWAFF:US

Chi­na Water Indus­try
Chi­na Water Indus­try is an invest­ment hold­ing com­pa­ny focused pri­mar­i­ly on invest­ments in urban water sup­ply and sewage treat­ment in main­land Chi­na. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny also oper­ates and man­ages the pur­chased or merged projects / com­pa­nies. The com­pa­ny is also invest­ing in water infra­struc­ture and water meters for the Chi­nese mar­ket.

Invest­ment Com­pa­ny — 1129:HK

CT Envi­ron­men­tal Group Ltd
The com­pa­ny is active in sewage treat­ment and water sup­ply for indus­tri­al and large cus­tomers. It cov­ers the entire val­ue chain of waste water treat­ment. This includes the plan­ning, con­struc­tion, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of waste water purifi­ca­tion plants.

Waste­water Treat­ment — 807:HK

Guang­dong Invest­ment Ltd
The com­pa­ny is invest­ing in water projects, infra­struc­ture projects and ener­gy projects through sub­sidiaries. The main busi­ness, how­ev­er, is the water sup­ply of indi­vid­ual regions.

Invest­ment Com­pa­ny — GGDVF:US

SIIC Envi­ron­ment Hold­ings Ltd.
SIIC Envi­ron­ment Hold­ings Ltd.operates sev­er­al waste­water treat­ment plants in Chi­na. The com­pa­ny also installs waste water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems for indus­tri­al and munic­i­pal cus­tomers. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny offers con­trol sys­tems for sewage treat­ment plants. How­ev­er, SIIC is main­ly active in China’s water and envi­ron­men­tal sec­tor. It is engaged in water treat­ment, water sup­ply, sol­id waste treat­ment and oth­er envi­ron­ment-relat­ed busi­ness­es. As its core busi­ness, SIIC is engaged in the design, con­struc­tion and oper­a­tion of waste­water treat­ment, reclaimed water treat­ment and sludge treat­ment under ser­vice con­ces­sion arrange­ments with local gov­ern­ments. The com­pa­ny charges its cus­tomers, usu­al­ly local gov­ern­ments in Chi­na, for waste­water and sludge treat­ment fees, main­ly based on the vol­ume and the agreed tar­iff dur­ing the con­ces­sion peri­od. SIIC also oper­ates water sup­ply plants which sup­ply tap water to end users. Cur­rent­ly, it has an over­all port­fo­lio of 188 water treat­ment and sup­ply projects as well as 5 waste incin­er­a­tion projects across 19 munic­i­pal­i­ties and provinces in Chi­na, name­ly Shan­dong, Guang­dong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiang­su, Shang­hai, Zhe­jiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Ningx­ia, Henan, Liaon­ing, Inner Mon­go­lia, Shanxi, Sichuan, Jilin and Hei­longjiang.

Waste­water Treat­ment — SIIC:SP

Sound Glob­al
Sound­Glob­al is pri­mar­i­ly involved in the devel­op­ment and con­struc­tion of water and sewage purifi­ca­tion plants. The core busi­ness of the com­pa­ny is also the com­mis­sion­ing and sub­se­quent main­te­nance of the plants. It is also active in the devel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing of indi­vid­ual com­po­nents, which are sub­se­quent­ly used in water purifi­ca­tion plants. Cus­tomers include indi­vid­ual Chi­nese cities as well as indus­tri­al com­pa­nies. Sound Glob­al oper­ates across Chi­na. Through its broad prod­uct range, the com­pa­ny is try­ing to cov­er the entire val­ue chain of the water cycle.

Water Tech­nol­o­gy — 967:HK

Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal
Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal is active through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries in the sewage treat­ment sec­tor which again own sev­er­al sewage purifi­ca­tion plants. TCE con­structs, builds and then final­ly oper­ates those plants devel­oped to puri­fy dirty water. The com­pa­ny also oper­ates as a water util­i­ty in var­i­ous Chi­nese cities and pro­vide peo­ple with tap water. More­over, the com­pa­ny also oper­ates roads and toll sta­tions. How­ev­er, the main busi­ness of Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal is the recy­cling process of waste water, still, it owns a well diver­si­fied port­fo­lio of busi­ness activ­i­ties.

Waste­water Treat­ment — 1065:HK

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England

Pen­non Group PLC
Pen­non Group pro­vides water and waste­water ser­vices through its sub­sidiaries South West Water Lim­it­ed and Bournemouth Water Lim­it­ed. The water sup­pli­er South West Water Lim­it­ed has a 15,000 km water sup­ply net­work and pro­vides around 1.7 mil­lion peo­ple with water and waste­water ser­vices. The sec­ond ful­ly inte­grat­ed water util­i­ty is the sub­sidiary Bournemouth Water Lim­it­ed, which also oper­ates as a water and waste­water ser­vice com­pa­ny, but ‘only‘ serves around 500,000 peo­ple in the UK. As a result, the sig­nif­i­cant major­i­ty of Pennon’s sales are gen­er­at­ed by South West Water. Pen­non Group is a mem­ber of the FTSE 100, pro­vides water and san­i­ta­tion ser­vices to around 1 mil­lion house­holds and is mon­i­tored and reg­u­lat­ed in its busi­ness oper­a­tions and pric­ing by Ofwat (Water Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion Author­i­ty ).

Water Util­i­ty — LON:PNN

Pen­tair PLC
Pen­tair PLC is an Irish com­pa­ny based in Dublin with its main busi­ness cen­ter locat­ed in Man­ches­ter. The com­pa­ny is essen­tial­ly a prod­uct of M&A activ­i­ty and man­u­fac­tures water tech­nic prod­ucts such as valves and con­trol sys­tems. More­over, for the indus­try, the com­pa­ny pro­vides solu­tions for an effi­cient water and sewage trans­fer. The com­pa­ny also devel­ops and pro­duces water fil­tra­tion sys­tems for com­mer­cial as well as pri­vate cus­tomers. Pen­tair is well diver­si­fied. The com­pa­ny’s prod­ucts are used in the ener­gy sec­tor, in the agri­cul­ture sec­tor in order to achieve effi­cient and low cost irri­ga­tions for farm­ers, in the indus­try to opti­mize the water-use effi­cien­cy with the help of high-tech pump sys­tems and with­in munic­i­pal­i­ties through waste water treat­ment and sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion sys­tems. The big advan­tage of Pen­tair is its diver­si­tiy which gives it a cer­tain degree of pro­tec­tion in case of any weak­ness with­in in a sin­gle cer­tain sec­tor. Since spin­ning off its elec­tri­cal busi­ness nVent in May 2018, Pen­tair has become a pure play water com­pa­ny focus­ing on smart and sus­tain­able water solu­tions.

Water Tech­nic — PNR:US

Sev­ern Trent PLC
Sev­ern Trent is one of the largest water util­i­ties in Great Britain. It is also deeply root­ed in the waste­water treat­ment sec­tor. The com­pa­ny is divid­ed into two divi­sions: Sev­ern Trent Water sup­plies approx­i­mate­ly 4.3 mil­lion peo­ple in the UK with drink­ing water and is also active in sewage dis­pos­al. The sec­ond divi­sion, Sev­ern Trent Ser­vices, pro­vides water and waste­water treat­ment solu­tions and recy­cling for pri­vate and pub­lic cus­tomers as well as for util­i­ty com­pa­nies world­wide. Sev­ern Trent is part of the FTSE 100, the most impor­tant stock index of the UK. In Novem­ber 2016, the com­pa­ny announced that it would acquire Dee Val­ley Water, a water util­i­ty in Chester and North­east­ern Wales with around 260,000 cus­tomers, for £ 78.5 mil­lion. As a result of this acqui­si­tion, Sev­ern Trent con­tin­ued to sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand its posi­tion as a suprare­gion­al water util­i­ty com­pa­ny in Great Britain.

Water Util­i­ty — LON:SVT

Unit­ed Util­i­ties Group PLC
Unit­ed Util­i­ties Group is a water and waste water com­pa­ny and serves more than 7 mil­lion peo­ple and 200,000 stores in the North-West of Eng­land. This makes it one of the largest water sup­pli­ers in the UK. Unit­ed Util­i­ties has a broad infra­struc­ture net­work con­sist­ing of 42,000 km of water pipes, 76,000 km of waste­water pipes, 569 waste­water treat­ment plants and 94 water treat­ment plants. It also owns and man­ages over 56,000 hectares of land, mak­ing it the largest cor­po­rate landown­er in Eng­land. Hence, the com­pa­ny is strong­ly root­ed in the north-west of Eng­land and should be viewed as a pure water provider. How­ev­er, Unit­ed Util­i­ties con­se­quent­ly oper­ates exclu­sive­ly in a high­ly reg­u­lat­ed mar­ket, thus depend­ing on polit­i­cal deci­sions. Look­ing at it the oth­er way round, an invest­ment in Unit­ed Util­i­ties can be seen as a cer­tain pro­tec­tion against infla­tion as tar­iff increas­es (water prices) are linked to annu­al price increase rates. Over the years, Unit­ed Util­i­ties has been a con­stant div­i­dend pay­er and has grad­u­al­ly increased its div­i­dend. In 2020, the com­pa­ny decid­ed to pay its com­ing div­i­dends based on the UK con­sumer price index. Before, Unit­ed Util­i­ties based its pay­out on the retail price index (RPI) growth rate, which has been typ­i­cal­ly high­er than the con­sumer price index (CPIH).

Water Util­i­ty — LON:UU

Water Intel­li­gence PLC
Water Intel­li­gence is a leak detec­tion and reme­di­a­tion com­pa­ny and was actu­al­ly incor­po­rat­ed in Great Britain. The com­pa­ny total­ly focus­es on detect­ing, find­ing and reme­di­at­ing water leaks. Water Intel­li­gence owns 100 per cent of the issued cap­i­tal of Amer­i­can Leak Detec­tion Hold­ing Corp. which owns the entire issued cap­i­tal of Amer­i­can Leak Detec­tion, Inc., the Company’s prin­ci­pal trad­ing sub­sidiary which oper­ates pri­mar­i­ly in the Unit­ed States. The Com­pa­ny’s seg­ments include roy­al­ties from fran­chisees, cor­po­rate-oper­at­ed stores as well as prod­uct and equip­ment sales for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and munic­i­pal cus­tomers. Water Intel­li­gence oper­ates through­out the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Aus­tralia, UK and select­ed oth­er coun­tries.

Water Infra­struc­ture — LON:WATR

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Germany

Gelsen­wass­er AG
Found­ed in 1887, Gelsen­wass­er is a region­al water util­i­ty for res­i­den­tial, indus­tri­al and com­mer­cial cus­tomers, oper­at­ing in more than 70 cities and towns. It is one of the largest drink­ing water sup­pli­ers in Ger­many. In addi­tion, the sewage dis­pos­al belongs to the busi­ness of Gelsen­wass­er. Thus, the sub­sidiary AWS GmbH is active in the indus­tri­al waste­water treat­ment for var­i­ous com­pa­nies. The main share­hold­ers are the Dort­munder and Bochumer munic­i­pal util­i­ties, which took over the major­i­ty shares in 2003 from E.ON AG. Wass­er und Gas West­falen GmbH, which in turn is held 50% by Stadtwerke Bochum GmbH and 50% by Dort­munder Stadtwerke AG, holds 92,9 % of the water util­i­ty. How­ev­er, Gelsen­wass­er is also heav­i­ly involved in the ener­gy sup­ply sec­tor (elec­tric­i­ty and nat­ur­al gas). Gelsen­wass­er is the water provider for cur­rent­ly about 2.4 mil­lion peo­ple in Ger­many, but the major­i­ty of sales is achieved through the sale of nat­ur­al gas. Cur­rent­ly, ‘only’ around 20% of the rev­enue is gen­er­at­ed by water sales, while the vast major­i­ty comes from gas sales.

Water Util­i­ty — WWG:GR

HYDROTEC Gesellschaft für Wassertech­nik AG
The com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tures and mar­kets prod­ucts for the water treat­ment sec­tor. Tech­ni­cal solu­tions and prod­ucts for drink­ing and indus­tri­al water tech­nolo­gies are at the fore­front. Prod­ucts include mem­brane fil­tra­tion sys­tems, drink­ing water fil­ters and ion exchange process­es for water soft­en­ing. In March 2018, Hydrotec filed for open­ing of insol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings.

Water Tech­nol­o­gy — HYW:GR

KSB AG
KSB is one of the world­wide lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of pumps and valves. As a glob­al­ly active sup­pli­er of all-in solu­tions, KSB offers a range of pumps, valves and asso­ci­at­ed ser­vices that cov­er the entire water cycle: all the way from water extrac­tion, water treat­ment, water trans­port, drainage and the treat­ment and trans­port of waste water. For KSB, the busi­ness with prod­ucts for the water/wastewater sec­tor has inter­na­tion­al sig­nif­i­cance: in all regions of the world KSB prod­ucts help to pro­vide clean water for a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and effi­cient treat­ment of waste water. For this pur­pose, KSB reg­u­lar­ly com­ple­ments its prod­uct port­fo­lio by inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and sup­ports its cus­tomers with exper­tise in the areas of plan­ning, con­sul­tan­cy and ser­vice.

Water Tech­nic — KSB:GR

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Japan

Kuri­ta Water Indus­tries
Kuri­ta Water Indus­tries has focus on effi­cient treat­ment solu­tions for sewage and dirty water. The prod­uct range includes water treat­ment and sewage treat­ment prod­ucts. The com­pa­ny also devel­ops and sells chem­i­cals for water treat­ment. The com­pa­ny claims that it offers tech­no­log­i­cal know-how on water treat­ment solu­tions since its foun­da­tion in 1949. Kuri­ta’s oper­a­tions spread across Asia with a focus on South­east Asia. Pri­vate com­pa­nies com­ing from almost all sec­tors are increas­ing­ly faced with a more sus­tain­able deal­ing with water since all over the world water costs for com­pa­nies are ris­ing. Kuri­ta Indus­tries tries to offer solu­tions to keep a lid on these ris­ing water costs.
Water Tech­nic

6370:JP

Metawa­ter Co.,Ltd.
The com­pa­ny devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and main­tains mechan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal equip­ment and sys­tems, which are used in water treat­ment plants and waste water purifi­ca­tion plants. More­over, they are devel­oped to use water more eco­nom­i­cal and to sim­pli­fy pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions with­in the treat­ment cycle. Metawa­ter is divid­ed into two busi­ness areas: Plant Engi­neer­ing is engaged in procur­ing orders, design­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ing prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies. Ser­vice Solu­tion offers ser­vices relat­ed to the sub­se­quent main­te­nance and repair of the sold prod­ucts. The com­pa­ny also offers con­sul­tan­cy ser­vices relat­ed to the water cycle with­in this busi­ness areas.
Water Tech­nol­o­gy

9551:JP

Toto Lim­it­ed
Toto offers san­i­tary equip­ment and kitchen acces­sories all over the world. The com­pa­ny is main­ly active in the bath­room equip­ment and pro­duces, among oth­er things, toi­lets, bath­tubs and sinks. More­over, sys­tems and prod­ucts to use water more effi­cient­ly and con­se­quent­ly reduce the water con­sump­tion of house­holds have been pro­duced by Toto for many years. Thus, the com­pa­ny is deeply rot­ted with­in the san­i­tary busi­ness and com­mands huge exper­tise in the san­i­tary sec­tor. For exam­ple, toi­lets are pro­duced that con­sume sig­nif­i­cant­ly less water than mod­els from oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers. Toto is active through sub­sidiaries world­wide. By many peo­ple seen as a big advan­tage, Toto Ltd. also oper­ates in coun­tries such as India, Indone­sia or Viet­nam, where the aver­age san­i­ta­tion of a pri­vate house­hold is still below the west­ern stan­dards. But accord­ing to the UN, a huge amount of invest­ments are urgent­ly need­ed in the com­ing years to stop dis­eases caused by a lack of san­i­ta­tion facil­i­ties.
San­i­tary

5332:JP

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Brazil

Cia de Sanea­men­to Basi­co do Esta­do de Sao Paulo — SABESP
SABESP oper­ates water and sewage sys­tems in 369 munic­i­pal­i­ties in the state of Sao Paulo and serves about 28 mil­lion peo­ple direct­ly with water and pro­vides sewage col­lec­tion ser­vices to around 22 mil­lion peo­ple. It is the largest water and sewage com­pa­ny in Latin Amer­i­ca, based on num­ber of cus­tomers. SABESP is a gov­ern­ment-relat­ed enti­ty (GRE), as the state of Sao Paulo is its con­trol­ling share­hold­er, with a 50.3% equi­ty stake. SABESP was found­ed in 1973 and is reg­u­lat­ed in its oper­a­tions and tar­iffs by the São Paulo State San­i­ta­tion and Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Agency – Ars­esp. Sabe­sp shares can be bought through the ADR pro­gram. ADR’s are depos­i­to­ry receipts which are trad­ed on inter­na­tion­al stock exchanges on behalf of the respec­tive stock. ADRs are enti­tled to div­i­dends, have no vot­ing rights and the deposi­tary is allowed to charge up to $0.05 per ADR/year.

Water Util­i­ty — SBS:US

Cia de Sanea­men­to de Minas Gerais — COPASA
COPASA is a Brazil­ian water sup­pli­er and waste­water dis­pos­al com­pa­ny. It serves rough­ly 11.6 mil­lion peo­ple with water ser­vices and rough­ly 8.1 mil­lion peo­ple with sewage ser­vices. It is also engaged in urban clean­ing and sol­id waste / garbage man­age­ment. The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1963. COPASA’s shares are list­ed for trad­ing in the B3 – Brasil, Bol­sa, Bal­cão. For for­eign investors, there is no oth­er option but to access the Brazil­ian Stock Exchange to invest in COPASA.

Water Util­i­ty — CSMG3:BZ

Cia de Sanea­men­to do Parana — Sanepar
Sanepar is a Brazil­ian water and waste­water man­age­ment com­pa­ny. It is pri­mar­i­ly engaged in the water dis­tri­b­u­tion and in the col­lec­tion and treat­ment of sewage. Sanepar is con­trolled by the State of Parana, which owns 60.01% of the com­pa­ny’s vot­ing shares. Its stocks are exclu­sive­ly trad­ed on the São Paulo Stock Exchange.

Water Util­i­ty — SAPR4:BZ

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France

Eaux de Roy­an
Eaux de Roy­an is engaged in waste­water dis­pos­al and drink­ing water dis­tri­b­u­tion. The com­pa­ny is only active in France. Eaux de Roy­an’s shares are cur­rent­ly only trad­ed on the Paris stock exchange.
Water Util­i­ty

MLEDR:FP

Suez Envi­ron­nement Co
The com­pa­ny oper­ates inter­na­tion­al­ly in the busi­ness areas water sup­ply and waste man­age­ment and is a so-called ‘big play­er’ in the water indus­try. Con­cern­ing its water oper­a­tions, the com­pa­ny spe­cial­izes in drink­ing water sup­ply, waste­water dis­pos­al as well as the con­struc­tion of sewage treat­ment plants, drink­ing water treat­ment plants and desali­na­tion plants. How­ev­er, Suez does also oper­ate in oth­er areas beyond the water indus­try and can be seen as an envi­ron­men­tal com­pa­ny with its main focus on water. Suez is also increas­ing­ly engaged in the water mar­ket in India by improv­ing and oper­at­ing drink­ing water dis­tri­b­u­tion ser­vices as well as waste­water man­age­ment.
Water Util­i­ty

SEV:FP

Veo­lia Envi­ron­nement S.A.
Veo­lia Envi­ron­nement offers envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices focus­ing on water / waste­water ser­vice, waste man­age­ment and ener­gy ser­vice. The com­pa­ny sup­plies munic­i­pal­i­ties and indus­tri­al cus­tomers with drink­ing water and is also active in the plan­ning and oper­a­tion of desali­na­tion plants and sewage treat­ment plants. Over the years, Veo­lia has focused on a sus­tain­able resource man­age­ment with its main oper­a­tions in drink­ing water, waste solu­tions and ener­gy ser­vices. Veo­lia oper­ates all over the world and thus offers a diver­si­fied port­fo­lio which does also include the impor­tant san­i­ta­tion ser­vices. Fur­ther­more, Veo­lia offers water ser­vice, sew­er­age, waste and ener­gy man­age­ment ser­vices in 15 aspir­ing African coun­tries.
Water Util­i­ty

VIE:FP

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Greece

The Athens Water Sup­ply and Sew­er­age Com­pa­ny (EYDAP)
EYDAP is a water sup­ply com­pa­ny found­ed in 1980 and pro­vid­ing round about 4.3 mil­lion peo­ple in Greece with water and waste­water ser­vice. EYDAP is also active in sewage dis­pos­al and installs, con­structs, main­tains and refresh­es water sup­ply and sewage sys­tems. The com­pa­ny pri­mar­i­ly sup­plies the Atti­ca region in Greece.. EYDAP is the largest water com­pa­ny in Greece and owns a water pipe net­work of 9 500 km.
Water Util­i­ty

EYDAP:GA

Thes­sa­loni­ki Water Sup­ply & Sewage Co SA
Thes­sa­loni­ki Water & Sewage was found­ed in 1998 and is the main water sup­pli­er for the city of Thes­sa­loni­ki. It is also respon­si­ble for the waste­water treat­ment with­in the city. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is active in the gen­er­a­tion of bio­gas and the sub­se­quent sale.
Water Util­i­ty

EYAPS:GA

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Philippines

Mani­la Water Co Inc
Mani­la Water Com­pa­ny is a water sup­ply com­pa­ny serv­ing the Philip­pine mar­ket. It pro­vides fresh water, water­wa­ter treat­ment and san­i­ta­tion ser­vices to approx­i­mate­ly 6 mil­lion peo­ple in the east­ern side of Metro Mani­la. The com­pa­ny holds the exclu­sive right to pro­vide water and waste­water ser­vices to the east­ern side of Metro Mani­la till 2037. Fur­ther­more, Mani­la Water com­plet­ed the acqui­si­tion of an 18.72% equi­ty stake in the Thai water and waste­water util­i­ty com­pa­ny East­ern Water Resources Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment PLC in March 2018. The invest­ment is intend­ed to fur­ther strength­en the expan­sion in the ASEAN region.
Water Util­i­ty

MWTCF:US

Metro Pacif­ic Invest­ments Corp
Metro Pacif­ic Invest­ments Corp is an invest­ment hold­ing com­pa­ny. Through its sub­sidiaries, MPI offers water, san­i­ta­tion and sewage ser­vices. Beyond its water activ­i­ties, it also oper­ates in real estate and infra­struc­ture projects.
Invest­ment Com­pa­ny

MPCIY:US

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Thailand

East­ern Water Resources Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment PCL
East­ern Water pro­vides raw and tap water sup­ply ser­vices, with vol­ume in excess of 1,000 mil­lion liters per day, in the east­ern region of Thailand—the country’s main indus­tri­al area and home to var­i­ous heavy indus­tries. Cur­rent­ly, East­ern Water pro­vides raw water sup­ply to sev­er­al provinces and water ser­vice to var­i­ous indus­tri­al estates. East­ern Water presents sig­nif­i­cant growth poten­tial by way of the East­ern Eco­nom­ic Cor­ri­dor (EEC), the Thai government’s ini­tia­tive to fur­ther devel­op the country’s east­ern seaboard into a lead­ing eco­nom­ic zone in ASEAN. East­ern Water aims to be a ‘leader’ in sus­tain­able water man­age­ment in Thai­land and in the ASEAN region. Cur­rent­ly, the com­pa­ny claims that water loss in its pipelines is less than 3% which is, in com­par­i­son to oth­er coun­tries, very low.
Water Util­i­ty

EASTW:TB

Thai Tap Water Sup­ply PCL
Thai Tap Water Sup­ply PCL, found­ed in 2000, is a Thai water com­pa­ny that pro­vides the provinces of Nako­rn Path­om and Samut Songkram with tap water. In 2009 the com­pa­ny secured the rights to act as a water provider in the provinces of Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Path­om for the next 30 years. TTW has set itself the goal to become the largest and most impor­tant water provider in Thai­land. Through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries, it has also tak­en on admin­is­tra­tive and orga­ni­za­tion­al tasks. In some provinces with­in Thai­land, the com­pa­ny is engaged in the man­age­ment and plan­ning of water dis­tri­b­u­tion net­works as well as in the oper­a­tion of waste­water plants. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is also engaged in Renew­able Ener­gy.
Water Util­i­ty

TTW:TB

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Singapore

Hyflux Ltd­Shs
The com­pa­ny devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and main­tains treat­ment sys­tems regard­ing water pro­cess­ing and waste water treat­ment. The main task in its busi­ness sees Hyflux in mak­ing water, both salt and sewage water, drink­able. Hyflux offers its exper­tise in sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants. The sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion is also the core busi­ness of the com­pa­ny. Con­se­quent­ly, the bulk of its rev­enue stems from the busi­ness area desali­na­tion of sea water. It offers a wide range of plants and sys­tem solu­tions for the desali­na­tion and sub­se­quent use of sea­wa­ter. Cur­rent­ly, Hyflux main­ly oper­ates in regions where already today a lack of suf­fi­cient drink­ing water pro­vi­sion exists. It is also involved in the treat­ment of dirty and indus­tri­al waste water. Hyflux oper­ates main­ly in Asia (Chi­na and Sin­ga­pore), the Mid­dle East (Oman, Sau­di Ara­bia) and Africa (main­ly Alge­ria).
Water Desali­na­tion

HYFXY:US

Unit­ed Envi­rotech / CITIC Envi­rotech Ltd
The com­pa­ny offers engi­neer­ing ser­vices regard­ing devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion, instal­la­tion and com­mis­sion­ing of mem­brane-based water and waste water treat­ment sys­tems. Unit­ed Envi­rotech invests pri­mar­i­ly in sewage treat­ment projects and whole sewage treat­ment plants, which are hand­ed over to the respec­tive city for a peri­od of 20–30 years. How­ev­er, cus­tomers are also indus­tri­al com­pa­nies, who are equipped with waste water purifi­ca­tion plants by CITIC Envi­rotech. The com­pa­ny oper­ates main­ly in Sin­ga­pore, Chi­na and Malaysia. On July 30, 2015, the com­pa­ny changed its name to CITIC Envi­rotech.
Waste­water Treat­ment

CEL:SP

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Israel

Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd.
Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd. is a glob­al pro­duc­er of auto­mat­ic, self-clean­ing water treat­ment and fil­tra­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad pro­duces and sells water fil­ters and fil­tra­tion sys­tems main­ly to indus­tri­al, urban and agri­cul­tur­al cus­tomers but oil and gas com­pa­nies are also among its cus­tomers. Its fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies are designed to effec­tive­ly treat and fil­ter water. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny gen­er­ates most of its rev­enues through the sale of effi­cient and smart irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad cur­rent­ly gen­er­ates 50% of its sales through irri­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies which are main­ly used in agri­cul­ture. In order to strength­en this seg­ment, Ami­ad entered into a part­ner­ship with Netafim, an Israeli water tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny with the main focus on arti­fi­cial irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad has also focused on the devel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing of envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly fil­tra­tion solu­tions for a broad cus­tomer base. The com­pa­ny oper­ates through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries in the USA, Chi­na, Aus­tralia, Brazil, Ger­many, Turkey, Mex­i­co and rough­ly 75 oth­er coun­tries around the globe. In 2018, Ami­ad acquired the full own­er­ship of its Indi­an sub­sidiary and has since then focused more on the already huge water prob­lems India has been fac­ing. Due to its geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion, Ami­ad is quite present in the Mid­dle East and North Africa, regions where farm­ers are increas­ing­ly fac­ing droughts. In 2020, Ami­ad received the Green Econ­o­my Mark by the Lon­don Stock Exchange. The award has been intro­duced to iden­ti­fy com­pa­nies that derive at least 50% of their annu­al rev­enues from prod­ucts and ser­vices that con­tribute to a green­er, more sus­tain­able econ­o­my.

Water Tech­nol­o­gy — AFS:LN

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Switzerland

Geber­it
Geber­it is a glob­al man­u­fac­tur­er of san­i­tary tech­nol­o­gy. The com­pa­ny is a world mar­ket leader in the san­i­tary sec­tor and rep­re­sent­ed all over the world. How­ev­er, Geber­it still gen­er­ates almost 90 % of its sales with­in Europe but in the last cou­ple of years the man­age­ment has con­tin­u­al­ly repeat­ed to reduce this ‘depen­den­cy’ on Europe. Geber­it is par­tic­u­lar­ly active in the areas of water dis­pos­al sys­tems, pipeline sys­tems, house drainage sys­tems, rins­ing sys­tems and instal­la­tion sys­tems. In Feb­ru­ary 2016 Geber­it com­plet­ed the takeover of the Finnish san­i­tary ceram­ic pro­duc­er San­itec. The takeover was aimed at increas­ing the pres­ence in the bath­room equip­ment area and expand­ing the prod­uct range through bath­room ceram­ics. Cur­rent­ly, the com­pa­ny is active in almost 50 coun­tries, includ­ing sev­er­al African coun­tries. Tak­ing into account the still lack­ing basic san­i­tary infra­struc­ture in Africa, Geber­it could ben­e­fit strong­ly from a sus­tain­able invest­ment in san­i­ta­tion across this region.

San­i­tary — GEBN:SW

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Australia

Dux­ton Water Ltd
Dux­ton Water is an invest­ment com­pa­ny which owns and man­ages a port­fo­lio of water enti­tle­ments and thus offers investors a direct expo­sure to the Aus­tralian water mar­ket. In short, Dux­ton Water just owns water enti­tle­ments and leas­es them to agri­cul­tur­al busi­ness­es. As a result, it gen­er­ates reg­u­lar and pre­dictable rev­enue streams via water enti­tle­ment leas­es with pri­ma­ry pro­duc­ers locat­ed across Aus­tralia. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny’s main oper­a­tions are focussed on the South­ern Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin region. The tar­get for Dux­ton Water is to have 70–80% of the enti­tle­ments in long-term leas­es with irri­ga­tors. The com­pa­ny will ben­e­fit from drought con­di­tions that are affect­ing region­al areas but it will also suf­fer from too heavy rain­falls for a longer peri­od of time. In gen­er­al, drought con­di­tions across Aus­tralia con­tin­ue to cause prob­lems for region­al areas with farm­ers left with lit­tle choice but to buy the nec­es­sary water which has push­es up the price of water rights. Cur­rent­ly, Dux­ton Water is exclu­sive­ly list­ed on the Aus­tralian Secu­ri­ties Exchange and has no inten­tion for a sec­ondary list­ing in anoth­er coun­try. How­ev­er, it is still pos­si­ble to buy the shares as a for­eign investor, but this is also asso­ci­at­ed with high­er costs.

Water Enti­tle­ments / Water Rights — ASX:D2O

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Estonia

AS Tallinna Vesi
AS Tallinna Vesi is the main water sup­pli­er of the Eston­ian cap­i­tal Tallinn and pro­vides water ser­vice to more than 400 000 peo­ple in Tallinn and in sev­er­al neigh­bour­ing munic­i­pal­i­ties of Tallinn. Con­se­quent­ly, it is also respon­si­ble for the waste­water treat­ment in the city with two own treat­ment plants. In addi­tion, it also oper­ates as a water sup­pli­er in some neigh­bor­ing cities. The com­pa­ny cov­ers the entire water cyclus and addi­tion­al­ly offers ser­vices for the analy­sis of drink­ing water and waste­water. The water infra­struc­ture sec­tor, anoth­er busi­ness area of Tallinna Vesi, accounts only for a small share of sales. As for the infra­struc­ture area, Tallinna Vesi builds water pipes and is also engaged in the asphalt­ing of roads. The com­pa­ny is the biggest water util­i­ty in Esto­nia and claims to be the lead­ing water com­pa­ny in the Baltics. The com­pa­ny has the exclu­sive right to pro­vide water and sew­er­age ser­vices in Tallinn until 2025. Cur­rent­ly, 87.0% of the sales com­prise of the sales of water ser­vices and 13.0% of the sales com­prise of con­struc­tion and oth­er ser­vices rev­enues.

Water Util­i­ty — A1T:GR

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Cayman Islands

Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water Co Ltd
Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water Co Ltd devel­ops, builds, oper­ates and in some cas­es finances sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants and water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems in sev­er­al Caribbean coun­tries. It also man­u­fac­tures and oper­ates sys­tems for an effi­cient water dis­tri­b­u­tion of drink­ing water. The com­pa­ny cur­rent­ly oper­ates 14 sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants in 5 coun­tries. Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water also oper­ates as a water provider for both house­holds and com­mer­cial cus­tomers. Nev­er­the­less, the devel­op­ing, build­ing, oper­at­ing and in some cas­es even financ­ing of sea­wa­ter reverse osmo­sis desali­na­tions plants and water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems is the core busi­ness of Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water. Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water has con­cen­trat­ed and picked out areas where nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring sup­plies of potable water are scarce or non-exis­tent.
Water Desali­na­tion

CWCO:US

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Chile

Inver­siones Aguas Met­ro­pol­i­tanas SA
IAM oper­ates the com­plete water cycle through its sub­sidiaries. The com­pa­ny is engaged in the clean­ing, trans­porta­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of water. In addi­tion, IAM is active in sewage treat­ment and thus the largest water sup­pli­er in Chile.
Water Util­i­ty

IAM:CI


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Water Utility

Amer­i­can States Water
Amer­i­can States Water is a water com­pa­ny based in Cal­i­for­nia and has been pay­ing a div­i­dend to its share­hold­ers con­tin­u­ous­ly since 1931. The com­pa­ny con­ducts its busi­ness through the sub­sidiaries Gold­en State Water Com­pa­ny and Amer­i­can States Util­i­ty Ser­vices. ASW sup­plies approx­i­mate­ly 261,000 peo­ple with water in Cal­i­for­nia. The com­pa­ny also acts as an elec­tric­i­ty provider for around 24,000 peo­ple. It is also involved in the design and main­te­nance of water sys­tems and sewage sys­tems of mil­i­tary bases. The com­pa­ny is also active in the state of Ari­zona but it gen­er­ates most of its sales as a water sup­pli­er in Cal­i­for­nia which is due to its geo­graph­ic loca­tion reg­u­lar­ly con­front­ed with seri­ous droughts.

USA — AWR:US

Amer­i­can Water Works Co Inc
Amer­i­can Water Works was found­ed in 1936 and oper­ates as a water sup­pli­er and waste­water dis­pos­al com­pa­ny in more than 47 coun­tries for approx­i­mate­ly 15 mil­lion peo­ple in the USA and Cana­da. Mea­sured by the num­ber of cus­tomers as well by the oper­at­ing income, the com­pa­ny is cur­rent­ly the largest sup­pli­er in the USA. AWW oper­ates through var­i­ous sub­sidiaries in the indi­vid­ual states and sets itself to act as a provider of high qual­i­ty drink­ing water. It wants to be per­ceived as a region­al provider in the indi­vid­ual munic­i­pal­i­ties and cities. Because of its size, Amer­i­can Water Works has exten­sive fixed assets con­sist­ing of about 72,000 km of water infra­struc­ture, sev­er­al water and sewage treat­ment plants, dams and water stor­age facil­i­ties which alto­geth­er can lead to a cer­tain adverse inflex­i­bil­i­ty. Amer­i­can Water Works is deeply root­ed as a water util­i­ty com­pa­ny in the USA but it also works on tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions for a more effi­cient water use with­in the water indus­try. Besides, AWW. offers its tech­nolo­gies to the US mil­i­tary.
USA

AWK:US

Arte­sian Resources Corp
Arte­sian Resources is a small-cap water util­i­ty in the mid-Atlantic and pro­vides water, waste­water, and engi­neer­ing ser­vices to just over 300 000 peo­ple. It has pri­vate, com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al cus­tomers main­ly in New Cas­tle Coun­ty, Delaware. The com­pa­ny gen­er­ates around 90% of its sales through the direct water busi­ness to just over 300K. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is work­ing close­ly with the state on water infra­struc­ture con­struc­tions and water and sewage ser­vices. In this area, it is main­ly active in Delaware, Mary­land and Penn­syl­va­nia. Arte­sian Resources Corp. oper­ates through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries, all of which are whol­ly owned by the par­ent com­pa­ny. Arte­sian was found­ed in 1905 and ist IPO was in 1996.
USA

ARTNA:US

AS Tallinna Vesi
AS Tallinna Vesi is the main water sup­pli­er of the Eston­ian cap­i­tal Tallinn and pro­vides water ser­vice to more than 400 000 peo­ple in Tallinn and in sev­er­al neigh­bour­ing munic­i­pal­i­ties of Tallinn. Con­se­quent­ly, it is also respon­si­ble for the waste­water treat­ment in the city with two own treat­ment plants. In addi­tion, it also oper­ates as a water sup­pli­er in some neigh­bor­ing cities. The com­pa­ny cov­ers the entire water cyclus and addi­tion­al­ly offers ser­vices for the analy­sis of drink­ing water and waste­water. The water infra­struc­ture sec­tor, anoth­er busi­ness area of Tallinna Vesi, accounts only for a small share of sales. As for the infra­struc­ture area, Tallinna Vesi builds water pipes and is also engaged in the asphalt­ing of roads. The com­pa­ny is the biggest water util­i­ty in Esto­nia and claims to be the lead­ing water com­pa­ny in the Baltics. The com­pa­ny has the exclu­sive right to pro­vide water and sew­er­age ser­vices in Tallinn until 2025. Cur­rent­ly, 87.0% of the sales com­prise of the sales of water ser­vices and 13.0% of the sales com­prise of con­struc­tion and oth­er ser­vices rev­enues.

Esto­nia — A1T:GR

Cal­i­for­nia Water Ser­vice Group
It is the hold­ing com­pa­ny of sev­er­al water com­pa­nies which all pro­vide water util­i­ty ser­vices to cus­tomers in Cal­i­for­nia, New Mex­i­co and Wash­ing­ton. Cal­i­for­nia Water Ser­vice Group is the third largest water com­pa­ny in the USA. The bulk of its busi­ness con­sists of the treat­ment, stor­age, test­ing and the final sup­ply of water for non-com­mer­cial, com­mer­cial and pub­lic cus­tomers as well as for the irri­ga­tion indus­try.
USA

CWT:US

Chi­na Water Affairs Group Ltd Shs
Chi­na Water Affairs Group is well diver­si­fied with­in the water sec­tor. The com­pa­ny oper­ates pri­mar­i­ly as a water util­i­ty but also owns waste­water treat­ment plants in sev­er­al cities in Chi­na. Con­se­quent­ly, its sewage treat­ment plants con­tributes to the steadi­ly ris­ing rev­enue of Chi­na Water Affairs. More­over, it con­structs inlet pipes / pipes for the water infra­struc­ture. The com­pa­ny is cur­rent­ly active in more than 40 cities in Chi­na.
Chi­na

855:HK

Cia de Sanea­men­to Basi­co do Esta­do de Sao Paulo (SABESP)
SABESP oper­ates water and sewage sys­tems in 369 munic­i­pal­i­ties in the state of Sao Paulo and serves about 28 mil­lion peo­ple direct­ly with water and pro­vides sewage col­lec­tion ser­vices to around 22 mil­lion peo­ple. It is the largest water and sewage com­pa­ny in Latin Amer­i­ca, based on num­ber of cus­tomers. SABESP is a gov­ern­ment-relat­ed enti­ty (GRE), as the state of Sao Paulo is its con­trol­ling share­hold­er, with a 50.3% equi­ty stake. SABESP was found­ed in 1973 and is reg­u­lat­ed in its oper­a­tions and tar­iffs by the São Paulo State San­i­ta­tion and Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Agency – Ars­esp. Sabe­sp shares can be bought through the ADR pro­gram. ADR’s are depos­i­to­ry receipts which are trad­ed on inter­na­tion­al stock exchanges on behalf of the respec­tive stock. ADRs are enti­tled to div­i­dends, have no vot­ing rights and the deposi­tary is allowed to charge up to $0.05 per ADR/year.

Brazil — SBS:US

East­ern Water Resources Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment PCL
East­ern Water pro­vides raw and tap water sup­ply ser­vices, with vol­ume in excess of 1,000 mil­lion liters per day, in the east­ern region of Thailand—the country’s main indus­tri­al area and home to var­i­ous heavy indus­tries. Cur­rent­ly, East­ern Water pro­vides raw water sup­ply to sev­er­al provinces and water ser­vice to var­i­ous indus­tri­al estates. East­ern Water presents sig­nif­i­cant growth poten­tial by way of the East­ern Eco­nom­ic Cor­ri­dor (EEC), the Thai government’s ini­tia­tive to fur­ther devel­op the country’s east­ern seaboard into a lead­ing eco­nom­ic zone in ASEAN. East­ern Water aims to be a ‘leader’ in sus­tain­able water man­age­ment in Thai­land and in the ASEAN region. Cur­rent­ly, the com­pa­ny claims that water loss in its pipelines is less than 3% which is, in com­par­i­son to oth­er coun­tries, very low.
Thai­land

EASTW:TB

Essen­tial Util­i­ties Inc.
Essen­tial Util­i­ties is a water util­i­ty and nat­ur­al gas provider based in Penn­syl­va­nia. The com­pa­ny is one of the largest pub­licly trad­ed water com­pa­nies in the Unit­ed States and has approx­i­mate­ly 5 mil­lion cus­tomers. Essen­tial Util­i­ties is pri­mar­i­ly active in Penn­syl­va­nia, Ohio, Texas, Illi­nois, North Car­oli­na, New Jer­sey, Indi­ana and Vir­ginia. Through sev­er­al acqui­si­tions of small­er water util­i­ties in the past few years, it has grad­u­al­ly expand­ed its reach. The sub­sidiary Aqua Infra­struc­ture, LLC spe­cial­izes in the plan­ning, con­struc­tion and man­age­ment of water pipes for the gas and oil shale indus­try. How­ev­er, Essen­tial gen­er­ates the vast major­i­ty of its rev­enue and prof­it from its water / waste­water busi­ness (through sev­er­al local water sub­sidiaries) and its nat­ur­al gas busi­ness (through Peo­ple Gas sub­sidiary). On Feb­ru­ary 3, 2020, the com­pa­ny changed its name from for­mer Aqua Amer­i­ca to the cur­rent name Essen­tial Util­i­ties.

USA — WTRG:US

Gelsen­wass­er AG
Found­ed in 1887, Gelsen­wass­er is a region­al water util­i­ty for res­i­den­tial, indus­tri­al and com­mer­cial cus­tomers, oper­at­ing in more than 70 cities and towns. It is one of the largest drink­ing water sup­pli­ers in Ger­many. In addi­tion, the sewage dis­pos­al belongs to the busi­ness of Gelsen­wass­er. Thus, the sub­sidiary AWS GmbH is active in the indus­tri­al waste­water treat­ment for var­i­ous com­pa­nies. The main share­hold­ers are the Dort­munder and Bochumer munic­i­pal util­i­ties, which took over the major­i­ty shares in 2003 from E.ON AG. Wass­er und Gas West­falen GmbH, which in turn is held 50% by Stadtwerke Bochum GmbH and 50% by Dort­munder Stadtwerke AG, holds 92,9 % of the water util­i­ty. How­ev­er, Gelsen­wass­er is also heav­i­ly involved in the ener­gy sup­ply sec­tor (elec­tric­i­ty and nat­ur­al gas). Gelsen­wass­er is the water provider for cur­rent­ly about 2.4 mil­lion peo­ple in Ger­many, but the major­i­ty of sales is achieved through the sale of nat­ur­al gas. Cur­rent­ly, ‘only’ around 20% of the rev­enue is gen­er­at­ed by water sales, while the vast major­i­ty comes from gas sales.
Ger­many

WWG:GR

GWR Glob­al Water Resources Inc.
Glob­al Water Resources, Inc. is a pure-play, high growth water resource man­age­ment com­pa­ny. It owns and oper­ates 10 util­i­ty com­pa­nies which pro­vide water, waste­water and recy­cled water ser­vices. The company’s ser­vice areas are locat­ed pri­mar­i­ly in growth cor­ri­dors around met­ro­pol­i­tan Phoenix, Ari­zona. Glob­al Water recy­cles near­ly 1 bil­lion gal­lons of water annu­al­ly. The company´s growth strat­e­gy for its reg­u­lat­ed water, waste­water and recy­cled water busi­ness is dri­ven by increased ser­vice con­nec­tions, con­tin­ued oper­at­ing effi­cien­cies, and util­i­ty rate increas­es approved by the Ari­zona Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion. Glob­al Water will also place more focus on its orig­i­nal mis­sion of aggre­gat­ing water and waste­water util­i­ties, allow­ing its cus­tomers and the com­pa­ny to real­ize the ben­e­fits of con­sol­i­da­tion, region­al­iza­tion and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship.
USA

GWR:CN

Inver­siones Aguas Met­ro­pol­i­tanas SA
IAM oper­ates the com­plete water cycle through its sub­sidiaries. The com­pa­ny is engaged in the clean­ing, trans­porta­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of water. In addi­tion, IAM is active in sewage treat­ment and thus the largest water sup­pli­er in Chile.
Chile

IAM:CI

Mani­la Water Co Inc
Mani­la Water Com­pa­ny is a water sup­ply com­pa­ny serv­ing the Philip­pine mar­ket. It pro­vides fresh water, water­wa­ter treat­ment and san­i­ta­tion ser­vices to approx­i­mate­ly 6 mil­lion peo­ple in the east­ern side of Metro Mani­la. The com­pa­ny holds the exclu­sive right to pro­vide water and waste­water ser­vices to the east­ern side of Metro Mani­la till 2037. Fur­ther­more, Mani­la Water com­plet­ed the acqui­si­tion of an 18.72% equi­ty stake in the Thai water and waste­water util­i­ty com­pa­ny East­ern Water Resources Devel­op­ment and Man­age­ment PLC in March 2018. The invest­ment is intend­ed to fur­ther strength­en the expan­sion in the ASEAN region.
Philip­pines

MWTCF:US

Mid­dle­sex Water Co
Mid­dle­sex Water Co pro­vides water ser­vices for com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al cus­tomers. More­over it is also engaged in the fire pre­ven­tion. The com­pa­ny oper­ates as a water util­i­ty in New Jer­sey and Delaware.
USA

MSEX:US

Pen­non Group PLC
Pen­non Group pro­vides water and waste­water ser­vices through its sub­sidiaries South West Water Lim­it­ed and Bournemouth Water Lim­it­ed. The water sup­pli­er South West Water Lim­it­ed has a 15,000 km water sup­ply net­work and pro­vides around 1.7 mil­lion peo­ple with water and waste­water ser­vices. The sec­ond ful­ly inte­grat­ed water util­i­ty is the sub­sidiary Bournemouth Water Lim­it­ed, which also oper­ates as a water and waste­water ser­vice com­pa­ny, but ‘only‘ serves around 500,000 peo­ple in the UK. As a result, the sig­nif­i­cant major­i­ty of Pennon’s sales are gen­er­at­ed by South West Water. Pen­non Group is a mem­ber of the FTSE 100, pro­vides water and san­i­ta­tion ser­vices to around 1 mil­lion house­holds and is mon­i­tored and reg­u­lat­ed in its busi­ness oper­a­tions and pric­ing by Ofwat (Water Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion Author­i­ty ).

Eng­land — LON:PNN

Sev­ern Trent PLC
Sev­ern Trent is one of the largest water util­i­ties in Great Britain. It is also deeply root­ed in the waste­water treat­ment sec­tor. The com­pa­ny is divid­ed into two divi­sions: Sev­ern Trent Water sup­plies approx­i­mate­ly 4.3 mil­lion peo­ple in the UK with drink­ing water and is also active in sewage dis­pos­al. The sec­ond divi­sion, Sev­ern Trent Ser­vices, pro­vides water and waste­water treat­ment solu­tions and recy­cling for pri­vate and pub­lic cus­tomers as well as for util­i­ty com­pa­nies world­wide. Sev­ern Trent is part of the FTSE 100, the most impor­tant stock index of the UK. In Novem­ber 2016, the com­pa­ny announced that it would acquire Dee Val­ley Water, a water util­i­ty in Chester and North­east­ern Wales with around 260,000 cus­tomers, for £ 78.5 mil­lion. As a result of this acqui­si­tion, Sev­ern Trent con­tin­ued to sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand its posi­tion as a suprare­gion­al water util­i­ty com­pa­ny in Great Britain.
Eng­land

SVT:LN

SJW Group
In Octo­ber 2019, SJW Group and Con­necti­cut Water com­plet­ed their merg­er to cre­ate a lead­ing pure play water and waste­water util­i­ty. The com­bined com­pa­ny, SJW Group, is the third-largest investor-owned pure play water and waste­water util­i­ty based on rate base in the Unit­ed States, serv­ing near­ly 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple across Cal­i­for­nia, Con­necti­cut, Maine and Texas. Its sub­sidiaries include the fol­low­ing water util­i­ties: San Jose Water Com­pa­ny in Cal­i­for­nia; Con­necti­cut Water Com­pa­ny, Avon Water Com­pa­ny and Her­itage Vil­lage­Wa­ter Com­pa­ny in Con­necti­cut; Maine Water Com­pa­ny in Maine; and Canyon Lake Water Ser­vice Com­pa­ny in Texas. For the pur­pose of diver­si­fi­ca­tion, SJW Group also include a real estate sub­sidiary called SJW Land Com­pa­ny which owns com­mer­cial build­ings, unde­vel­oped land, and a major­i­ty inter­est in a real estate part­ner­ship.
USA

SJW:US

Suez Envi­ron­nement Co
The com­pa­ny oper­ates inter­na­tion­al­ly in the busi­ness areas water sup­ply and waste man­age­ment and is a so-called ‘big play­er’ in the water indus­try. Con­cern­ing its water oper­a­tions, the com­pa­ny spe­cial­izes in drink­ing water sup­ply, waste­water dis­pos­al as well as the con­struc­tion of sewage treat­ment plants, drink­ing water treat­ment plants and desali­na­tion plants. How­ev­er, Suez does also oper­ate in oth­er areas beyond the water indus­try and can be seen as an envi­ron­men­tal com­pa­ny with its main focus on water. Suez is also increas­ing­ly engaged in the water mar­ket in India by improv­ing and oper­at­ing drink­ing water dis­tri­b­u­tion ser­vices as well as waste­water man­age­ment.
France

SEV:FP

Thai Tap Water Sup­ply PCL (TTW)
Thai Tap Water Sup­ply PCL, found­ed in 2000, is a Thai water com­pa­ny that pro­vides the provinces of Nako­rn Path­om and Samut Songkram with tap water. In 2009 the com­pa­ny secured the rights to act as a water provider in the provinces of Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Path­om for the next 30 years. TTW has set itself the goal to become the largest and most impor­tant water provider in Thai­land. Through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries, it has also tak­en on admin­is­tra­tive and orga­ni­za­tion­al tasks. In some provinces with­in Thai­land, the com­pa­ny is engaged in the man­age­ment and plan­ning of water dis­tri­b­u­tion net­works as well as in the oper­a­tion of waste­water plants. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is also engaged in Renew­able Ener­gy.
Thai­land

TTW:TB

The Athens Water Sup­ply and Sew­er­age Com­pa­ny (EYDAP)
EYDAP is a water sup­ply com­pa­ny found­ed in 1980 and pro­vid­ing round about 4.3 mil­lion peo­ple in Greece with water and waste­water ser­vice. EYDAP is also active in sewage dis­pos­al and installs, con­structs, main­tains and refresh­es water sup­ply and sewage sys­tems. The com­pa­ny pri­mar­i­ly sup­plies the Atti­ca region in Greece.. EYDAP is the largest water com­pa­ny in Greece and owns a water pipe net­work of 9 500 km.
Greece

EYDAP:GA

Thes­sa­loni­ki Water Sup­ply & Sewage Co SA
Thes­sa­loni­ki Water & Sewage was found­ed in 1998 and is the main water sup­pli­er for the city of Thes­sa­loni­ki. It is also respon­si­ble for the waste­water treat­ment with­in the city. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is active in the gen­er­a­tion of bio­gas and the sub­se­quent sale.
Greece

EYAPS:GA

The York Water Com­pa­ny
York Water is a small-cap water util­i­ty in the mid-Atlantic. It oper­ates as a water util­i­ty and waste water com­pa­ny for 200 000 peo­ple in York Coun­ty, Penn­syl­va­nia and nine oth­er com­mu­ni­ties in Adams Coun­ty, Penn­syl­va­nia. Incor­po­rat­ed in 1816 and pay­ing a con­sec­u­tive div­i­dend since then, York Water impounds, puri­fies and dis­trib­utes drink­ing water to 48 munic­i­pal­i­ties with­in York and Adams Coun­ties, Penn­syl­va­nia. It owns and oper­ates waste­water col­lec­tion sys­tems and waste­water treat­ment sys­tems. Its busi­ness oper­a­tion is reg­u­lat­ed by the Penn­syl­va­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ty Com­mis­sion in the areas of billing, pay­ment pro­ce­dures, dis­pute pro­cess­ing, ter­mi­na­tions, ser­vice ter­ri­to­ry, and rate set­ting. York Water is the old­est investor-owned util­i­ty in the USA and has the longest con­sec­u­tive div­i­dend record in Amer­i­ca .

USA — YORW:US

Unit­ed Util­i­ties Group PLC
Unit­ed Util­i­ties Group is a water and waste­water com­pa­ny and serves more than 7 mil­lion peo­ple and 200,000 stores in the North-West of Eng­land. This makes it one of the largest water sup­pli­ers in the UK. Unit­ed Util­i­ties has a broad infra­struc­ture net­work con­sist­ing of 42,000 km of water pipes, 76,000 km of waste­water pipes, 569 waste­water treat­ment plants and 94 water treat­ment plants. It also owns and man­ages over 56,000 hectares of land, mak­ing it the largest cor­po­rate landown­er in Eng­land. Hence, the com­pa­ny is strong­ly root­ed in the north-west of Eng­land and should be viewed as a pure water provider. How­ev­er, Unit­ed Util­i­ties con­se­quent­ly oper­ates exclu­sive­ly in a high­ly reg­u­lat­ed mar­ket, thus depend­ing on polit­i­cal deci­sions. Look­ing at it the oth­er way round, an invest­ment in Unit­ed Util­i­ties can be seen as a cer­tain pro­tec­tion against infla­tion as tar­iff increas­es (water prices) are linked to annu­al price increase rates. Over the years, Unit­ed Util­i­ties has been a con­stant div­i­dend pay­er and has grad­u­al­ly increased its div­i­dend. In 2020, the com­pa­ny decid­ed to pay its com­ing div­i­dends based on the UK con­sumer price index. Before, Unit­ed Util­i­ties based its pay­out on the retail price index (RPI) growth rate, which has been typ­i­cal­ly high­er than the con­sumer price index (CPIH).

Eng­land — LON:UU

Veo­lia Envi­ron­nement SA
Veo­lia Envi­ron­nement S.A. offers envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices focus­ing on water / waste­water ser­vice, waste man­age­ment and ener­gy ser­vice. The com­pa­ny sup­plies munic­i­pal­i­ties and indus­tri­al cus­tomers with drink­ing water and is also active in the plan­ning and oper­a­tion of desali­na­tion plants and sewage treat­ment plants. Over the years, Veo­lia has focused on a sus­tain­able resource man­age­ment with its main oper­a­tions in drink­ing water, waste solu­tions and ener­gy ser­vices. Veo­lia oper­ates all over the world and thus offers a diver­si­fied port­fo­lio which does also include the impor­tant san­i­ta­tion ser­vices. Fur­ther­more, Veo­lia offers water ser­vice, sew­er­age, waste and ener­gy man­age­ment ser­vices in 15 aspir­ing African coun­tries.
France

VIE:FP

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Water Technology

Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd.
Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd. is a glob­al pro­duc­er of auto­mat­ic, self-clean­ing water treat­ment and fil­tra­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad pro­duces and sells water fil­ters and fil­tra­tion sys­tems main­ly to indus­tri­al, urban and agri­cul­tur­al cus­tomers but oil and gas com­pa­nies are also among its cus­tomers. Its fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies are designed to effec­tive­ly treat and fil­ter water. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny gen­er­ates most of its rev­enues through the sale of effi­cient and smart irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad cur­rent­ly gen­er­ates 50% of its sales through irri­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies which are main­ly used in agri­cul­ture. In order to strength­en this seg­ment, Ami­ad entered into a part­ner­ship with Netafim, an Israeli water tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny with the main focus on arti­fi­cial irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad has also focused on the devel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing of envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly fil­tra­tion solu­tions for a broad cus­tomer base. The com­pa­ny oper­ates through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries in the USA, Chi­na, Aus­tralia, Brazil, Ger­many, Turkey, Mex­i­co and rough­ly 75 oth­er coun­tries around the globe. In 2018, Ami­ad acquired the full own­er­ship of its Indi­an sub­sidiary and has since then focused more on the already huge water prob­lems India has been fac­ing. Due to its geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion, Ami­ad is quite present in the Mid­dle East and North Africa, regions where farm­ers are increas­ing­ly fac­ing droughts. In 2020, Ami­ad received the Green Econ­o­my Mark by the Lon­don Stock Exchange. The award has been intro­duced to iden­ti­fy com­pa­nies that derive at least 50% of their annu­al rev­enues from prod­ucts and ser­vices that con­tribute to a green­er, more sus­tain­able econ­o­my.

Israel — AFS:LN

HYDROTEC Gesellschaft für Wassertech­nik AG
The com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tures and mar­kets prod­ucts for the water treat­ment sec­tor. Tech­ni­cal solu­tions and prod­ucts for drink­ing and indus­tri­al water tech­nolo­gies are at the fore­front. Prod­ucts include mem­brane fil­tra­tion sys­tems, drink­ing water fil­ters and ion exchange process­es for water soft­en­ing. In March 2018, Hydrotec filed for open­ing of insol­ven­cy pro­ceed­ings.
Ger­many

HYW:GR

Metawa­ter Co.,Ltd.
The com­pa­ny devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and main­tains mechan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal equip­ment and sys­tems, which are used in water treat­ment plants and waste water purifi­ca­tion plants. More­over, they are devel­oped to use water more eco­nom­i­cal and to sim­pli­fy pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions with­in the treat­ment cycle. Metawa­ter is divid­ed into two busi­ness areas: Plant Engi­neer­ing is engaged in procur­ing orders, design­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ing prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies. Ser­vice Solu­tion offers ser­vices relat­ed to the sub­se­quent main­te­nance and repair of the sold prod­ucts. The com­pa­ny also offers con­sul­tan­cy ser­vices relat­ed to the water cycle with­in this busi­ness areas.
Japan

9551:JP

Sound Glob­al
Sound­Glob­al is pri­mar­i­ly involved in the devel­op­ment and con­struc­tion of water and sewage purifi­ca­tion plants. The core busi­ness of the com­pa­ny is also the com­mis­sion­ing and sub­se­quent main­te­nance of the plants. It is also active in the devel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing of indi­vid­ual com­po­nents, which are sub­se­quent­ly used in water purifi­ca­tion plants. Cus­tomers include indi­vid­ual Chi­nese cities as well as indus­tri­al com­pa­nies. Sound Glob­al oper­ates across Chi­na. Through its broad prod­uct range, the com­pa­ny is try­ing to cov­er the entire val­ue chain of the water cycle.
Chi­na

967:HK

Watts Water Tech­nolo­gies
WWT man­u­fac­tures and sells prod­ucts used for water reg­u­la­tion and water con­trol. Watts Water ist espe­cial­ly engaged in devel­op­ing prod­ucts need­ed with­in the Plumb­ing & Flow Con­trol, Water Qual­i­ty & Con­di­tion­ing and Water Reuse & Drainage sec­tor. The tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny has man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in the USA, Cana­da, Europe and Chi­na and oper­ates across the globe.
USA

WTS:US

Xylem Inc.
Xylem Inc. can be seen as the ‘big play­er’ in the water mar­ket with a well diver­si­fied water prod­uct port­fo­lio rang­ing from solu­tions to tight­en the pipes of the world’s water sup­ply, installing sen­sor-dri­ven, soft­ware-enabled tech­nolo­gies which are able to reduce loss­es to solu­tions to treat waste­water more effi­cient­ly and helps cities cope with flood­ing and oth­er water-relat­ed con­se­quences of cli­mate change. The com­pa­ny is a world-lead­ing water tech­nol­o­gy provider and pri­mar­i­ly oper­ates in the areas of water / sewage trans­port and infra­struc­ture, analy­sis of water qual­i­ty, treat­ment of waste water and process opti­miza­tion. For exam­ple, it sells ana­lyt­i­cal instru­ments, water reg­u­la­tors, pump sta­tions, valves, heat exchang­ers as well as con­trol and fil­tra­tion tech­nol­o­gy in more than 150 coun­tries. With the acqui­si­tion of Pure Tech­nolo­gies in Decem­ber 2017 and oth­er “smart infra­struc­ture” takeovers in the last years, Xylem has been able to car­ry out strate­gi­cal­ly and long-term impor­tant acqui­si­tions, sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ing its busi­ness in the area of water infra­struc­ture. These acqui­si­tions also include inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and patents that help Xylem to locate and inspect frag­ile, dilap­i­dat­ed and defec­tive water infra­struc­ture pipes. Cus­tomers of Xylem come from the indus­try, the agri­cul­ture and the build­ing tech­nol­o­gy. How­ev­er, munic­i­pal­i­ties also play a huge role as buy­ers of Xylem prod­ucts. Con­se­quent­ly, this diver­si­ty in terms of prod­ucts and cus­tomers gives the com­pa­ny a cer­tain inde­pen­dence and pro­tec­tion from the glob­al eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. In sum, Xylem owns a very strong posi­tion as a provider of water and waste­water infra­struc­ture equip­ment and ser­vices across the water mar­ket with more long term acqui­si­tions expect­ed in the com­ing years.
USA

XYL:US

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Wastewater Treatment

Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water Group Ltd
BEWG is a state-owned-enter­prise and derives most of its rev­enue from con­struct­ing and oper­at­ing sewage and reclaimed water treat­ment plants in Chi­na. Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water Group spe­cial­izes in water ser­vice and is pri­mar­i­ly engaged with­in the waste water treat­ment sec­tor. The com­pa­ny is part of the con­glom­er­ate Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Hold­ings Lim­it­ed, also a stock com­pa­ny and con­trolled by the city gov­ern­ment of Bei­jing. In prin­ci­ple, the core busi­ness­es of BEWG include oper­a­tions in sewage water treat­ment ser­vices, con­struc­tion ser­vices for the water envi­ron­men­tal ren­o­va­tion, tech­ni­cal ser­vices and sale of machiner­ies for water treat­ment as well as water dis­tri­b­u­tion ser­vices. In 2013, Bei­jing Enter­pris­es Water bought the Por­tuguese drink­ing water sup­ply and waste­water dis­pos­al sys­tem from Veo­lia Envi­ron­ment for 95 mil­lion Euros, invest­ing for the first time in the Euro­pean water mar­ket. In 2018, BEWG strenght­ened its glob­al pres­ence with the full pur­chase of Tril­i­ty Group, a water util­i­ty ser­vice provider based in Aus­tralia and New Zee­land. BEWG is, after mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion, the largest com­pa­ny in the water sec­tor in Chi­na and has strong ties to gov­ern­ment enti­ties result­ing in bet­ter access to financ­ing sup­port even amid tougher scruti­ny around pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships.

Chi­na — BJWTF:US

Chi­na Ever­bright Water Lim­it­ed
The com­pa­ny is a sub­sidiary of Chi­na Ever­bright Inter­na­tion­al Lim­it­ed and pri­mar­i­ly active in the water treat­ment of dirty water. In addi­tion, it research­es and devel­ops inno­v­a­tive water tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions for the envi­ron­men­tal­ly sound absorbance of floods, which can be used main­ly in large cities. The com­pa­ny is also active in the mud treat­ment sec­tor. Chi­na Ever­bright Water Lim­it­ed main­ly oper­ates in Chi­na, but with its com­mit­ments the com­pa­nies activ­i­ties are spread across the coun­try.

Chi­na — BOTRF:US

CT Envi­ron­men­tal Group Ltd
The com­pa­ny is active in sewage treat­ment and water sup­ply for indus­tri­al and large cus­tomers. It cov­ers the entire val­ue chain of waste water treat­ment. This includes the plan­ning, con­struc­tion, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of waste water purifi­ca­tion plants.

Chi­na — CTVMF:US

Evo­qua Water Tech­nolo­gies Corp
Evo­qua is pri­mar­i­ly engaged in water treat­ment for the pub­lic sec­tor as well as for indus­try. The com­pa­ny does not oper­ate as a water util­i­ty but offers process­es, sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies for water treat­ment as well as water dis­in­fec­tion. The com­pa­ny aims to pro­vide clean water to cities around the world through treat­ment sys­tems and ser­vices. Evoqua’s focus is on the treat­ment of drink­ing and swim­ming pool water, water in indus­try or sewage.

USA — AQUA:US

SIIC Envi­ron­ment Hold­ings Ltd.
SIIC Envi­ron­ment Hold­ings Ltd.operates sev­er­al waste­water treat­ment plants in Chi­na. The com­pa­ny also installs waste water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems for indus­tri­al and munic­i­pal cus­tomers. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny offers con­trol sys­tems for sewage treat­ment plants. How­ev­er, SIIC is main­ly active in China’s water and envi­ron­men­tal sec­tor. It is engaged in water treat­ment, water sup­ply, sol­id waste treat­ment and oth­er envi­ron­ment-relat­ed busi­ness­es. As its core busi­ness, SIIC is engaged in the design, con­struc­tion and oper­a­tion of waste­water treat­ment, reclaimed water treat­ment and sludge treat­ment under ser­vice con­ces­sion arrange­ments with local gov­ern­ments. The com­pa­ny charges its cus­tomers, usu­al­ly local gov­ern­ments in Chi­na, for waste­water and sludge treat­ment fees, main­ly based on the vol­ume and the agreed tar­iff dur­ing the con­ces­sion peri­od. SIIC also oper­ates water sup­ply plants which sup­ply tap water to end users. Cur­rent­ly, it has an over­all port­fo­lio of 188 water treat­ment and sup­ply projects as well as 5 waste incin­er­a­tion projects across 19 munic­i­pal­i­ties and provinces in Chi­na, name­ly Shan­dong, Guang­dong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiang­su, Shang­hai, Zhe­jiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Ningx­ia, Henan, Liaon­ing, Inner Mon­go­lia, Shanxi, Sichuan, Jilin and Hei­longjiang.

Chi­na — AWAEF:US

Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal
Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal is active through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries in the sewage treat­ment sec­tor which again own sev­er­al sewage purifi­ca­tion plants. TCE con­structs, builds and then final­ly oper­ates those plants devel­oped to puri­fy dirty water. The com­pa­ny also oper­ates as a water util­i­ty in var­i­ous Chi­nese cities and pro­vide peo­ple with tap water. More­over, the com­pa­ny also oper­ates roads and toll sta­tions. How­ev­er, the main busi­ness of Tian­jin Cap­i­tal Envi­ron­men­tal is the recy­cling process of waste water, still, it owns a well diver­si­fied port­fo­lio of busi­ness activ­i­ties.

Chi­na — 1065:HK

Unit­ed Envi­rotech / CITIC Envi­rotech Ltd
The com­pa­ny offers engi­neer­ing ser­vices regard­ing devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion, instal­la­tion and com­mis­sion­ing of mem­brane-based water and waste water treat­ment sys­tems. Unit­ed Envi­rotech invests pri­mar­i­ly in sewage treat­ment projects and whole sewage treat­ment plants, which are hand­ed over to the respec­tive city for a peri­od of 20–30 years. How­ev­er, cus­tomers are also indus­tri­al com­pa­nies, who are equipped with waste water purifi­ca­tion plants by CITIC Envi­rotech. The com­pa­ny oper­ates main­ly in Sin­ga­pore, Chi­na and Malaysia. On July 30, 2015, the com­pa­ny changed its name to CITIC Envi­rotech.

Sin­ga­pore — CEL:SP

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Water Infrastructure

Advanced Drainage Sys­tems Inc.
The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1966 and devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and sells cor­ru­gat­ed pipes for the water infra­struc­ture and prod­ucts for the waste man­age­ment. ADS Inc. is main­ly active in North and South Amer­i­ca as well as in Europe. The com­pa­ny is a world mar­ket leader in the pro­duc­tion of ther­mo­plas­tic cor­ru­gat­ed pipes, which are main­ly used in the waste water trans­fer and con­se­quent­ly need­ed to renew the water infra­struc­ture sys­tems.

USA — WMS:US

Mueller Water Prod­ucts Inc.
MWP Inc. man­u­fac­tures prod­ucts for the water infra­struc­ture and the water flow con­trol. The prod­ucts of MWP Inc. are used in water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems and sewage treat­ment plants. Mueller Water Prod­ucts is a lead­ing provider of prod­ucts and ser­vices for water dis­tri­b­u­tion man­age­ment and the inspec­tion of water infra­struc­ture sys­tems. MWP has a wide range of patent­ed prod­ucts under its var­i­ous brands. In Jan­u­ary 2017, the com­pa­ny announced the sale of Anvil Inter­na­tion­al, which man­u­fac­tures com­po­nents for pip­ing sys­tems. With the divest­ment, the com­pa­ny has been ful­ly con­cen­trat­ing on water infra­struc­ture since the begin­ning of 2017. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny offers prod­ucts for the detec­tion of leaks, prod­ucts to assess the con­di­tion of water pipelines as well as Advanced Meter­ing Infra­struc­ture prod­ucts. MWP Inc. is main­ly active in the USA, but it also has branch­es in Cana­da and Chi­na. Thanks to the broad prod­uct port­fo­lio, Mueller Water Prod­ucts is one of the com­pa­nies that would prob­a­bly great­ly ben­e­fit from the government´s plan to exten­sive­ly invest in the rot­ten US water infra­struc­ture.

USA — MWA:US

North­west Pipe Com­pa­ny
The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1966 and is an indus­try leader of engi­neered pipeline sys­tems for water infra­struc­ture. North­west Pipe is the largest man­u­fac­tur­er of engi­neered steel water pipeline sys­tems in North Amer­i­ca with pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties in the USA and Mex­i­co. The com­pa­ny offers a wide prod­uct range of dif­fer­ent and spe­cial pipes, diam­e­ters and spi­ral weld­ed pipes. This allows the pipes to be used for dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions with­in the water dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work. North­west Pipe Com­pa­ny has sole­ly con­cen­trat­ed on the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of pipes for the water indus­try but it is well posi­tioned and diver­si­fied with­in this sec­tor. So does the com­pa­ny also offer spe­cial pipes for atom­ic pow­er plants, which need spe­cial water pipes for their cool­ing tow­ers. How­ev­er, its core busi­ness are solu­tion-based prod­ucts for water trans­mis­sion, water and waste­water plant pip­ing, trench­less tech­nol­o­gy, and pip­ing reha­bil­i­ta­tion.

USA — NWPX:US

Water Intel­li­gence PLC
Water Intel­li­gence is a leak detec­tion and reme­di­a­tion com­pa­ny and was actu­al­ly incor­po­rat­ed in Great Britain. The com­pa­ny total­ly focus­es on detect­ing, find­ing and reme­di­at­ing water leaks. Water Intel­li­gence owns 100 per cent of the issued cap­i­tal of Amer­i­can Leak Detec­tion Hold­ing Corp. which owns the entire issued cap­i­tal of Amer­i­can Leak Detec­tion, Inc., the Company’s prin­ci­pal trad­ing sub­sidiary which oper­ates pri­mar­i­ly in the Unit­ed States. The Com­pa­ny’s seg­ments include roy­al­ties from fran­chisees, cor­po­rate-oper­at­ed stores as well as prod­uct and equip­ment sales for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and munic­i­pal cus­tomers. Water Intel­li­gence oper­ates through­out the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Aus­tralia, UK and select­ed oth­er coun­tries.

Eng­land — LON:WATR

Xylem Inc.
Xylem Inc. can be seen as the ‘big play­er’ in the water mar­ket with a well diver­si­fied water prod­uct port­fo­lio rang­ing from solu­tions to tight­en the pipes of the world’s water sup­ply, installing sen­sor-dri­ven, soft­ware-enabled tech­nolo­gies which are able to reduce loss­es to solu­tions to treat waste­water more effi­cient­ly and helps cities cope with flood­ing and oth­er water-relat­ed con­se­quences of cli­mate change. The com­pa­ny is a world-lead­ing water tech­nol­o­gy provider and pri­mar­i­ly oper­ates in the areas of water / sewage trans­port and infra­struc­ture, analy­sis of water qual­i­ty, treat­ment of waste water and process opti­miza­tion. For exam­ple, it sells ana­lyt­i­cal instru­ments, water reg­u­la­tors, pump sta­tions, valves, heat exchang­ers as well as con­trol and fil­tra­tion tech­nol­o­gy in more than 150 coun­tries. With the acqui­si­tion of Pure Tech­nolo­gies in Decem­ber 2017 and oth­er “smart infra­struc­ture” takeovers in the last years, Xylem has been able to car­ry out strate­gi­cal­ly and long-term impor­tant acqui­si­tions, sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ing its busi­ness in the area of water infra­struc­ture. These acqui­si­tions also include inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and patents that help Xylem to locate and inspect frag­ile, dilap­i­dat­ed and defec­tive water infra­struc­ture pipes. Cus­tomers of Xylem come from the indus­try, the agri­cul­ture and the build­ing tech­nol­o­gy. How­ev­er, munic­i­pal­i­ties also play a huge role as buy­ers of Xylem prod­ucts. Con­se­quent­ly, this diver­si­ty in terms of prod­ucts and cus­tomers gives the com­pa­ny a cer­tain inde­pen­dence and pro­tec­tion from the glob­al eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. In sum, Xylem owns a very strong posi­tion as a provider of water and waste­water infra­struc­ture equip­ment and ser­vices across the water mar­ket with more long term acqui­si­tions expect­ed in the com­ing years.

USA — XYL:US

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Water Technic

Gor­man-Rupp
Gor­man-Rupp was found­ed in 1934 and designs, pro­duces and sells pumps and pump­ing sys­tems, which are used in the water and sewage cir­cuit. The pumps are also pro­duced for agri­cul­ture, avi­a­tion and the mil­i­tary. The com­pa­ny is active in over 150 coun­tries, includ­ing coun­tries in the sub-Saha­ran Africa region.
USA

GRC:US

KSB AG
KSB is one of the world­wide lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of pumps and valves. As a glob­al­ly active sup­pli­er of all-in solu­tions, KSB offers a range of pumps, valves and asso­ci­at­ed ser­vices that cov­er the entire water cycle: all the way from water extrac­tion, water treat­ment, water trans­port, drainage and the treat­ment and trans­port of waste water. For KSB, the busi­ness with prod­ucts for the water/wastewater sec­tor has inter­na­tion­al sig­nif­i­cance: in all regions of the world KSB prod­ucts help to pro­vide clean water for a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and effi­cient treat­ment of waste water. For this pur­pose, KSB reg­u­lar­ly com­ple­ments its prod­uct port­fo­lio by inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and sup­ports its cus­tomers with exper­tise in the areas of plan­ning, con­sul­tan­cy and ser­vice.
Ger­many

KSB:GR

Kuri­ta Water Indus­tries
Kuri­ta Water Indus­tries has focus on effi­cient treat­ment solu­tions for sewage and dirty water. The prod­uct range includes water treat­ment and sewage treat­ment prod­ucts. The com­pa­ny also devel­ops and sells chem­i­cals for water treat­ment. The com­pa­ny claims that it offers tech­no­log­i­cal know-how on water treat­ment solu­tions since its foun­da­tion in 1949. Kuri­ta’s oper­a­tions spread across Asia with a focus on South­east Asia. Pri­vate com­pa­nies com­ing from almost all sec­tors are increas­ing­ly faced with a more sus­tain­able deal­ing with water since all over the world water costs for com­pa­nies are ris­ing. Kuri­ta Indus­tries tries to offer solu­tions to keep a lid on these ris­ing water costs.
Japan

6370:JP

Pen­tair PLC
Pen­tair PLC is an Irish com­pa­ny based in Dublin with its main busi­ness cen­ter locat­ed in Man­ches­ter. The com­pa­ny is essen­tial­ly a prod­uct of M&A activ­i­ty and man­u­fac­tures water tech­nic prod­ucts such as valves and con­trol sys­tems. More­over, for the indus­try, the com­pa­ny pro­vides solu­tions for an effi­cient water and sewage trans­fer. The com­pa­ny also devel­ops and pro­duces water fil­tra­tion sys­tems for com­mer­cial as well as pri­vate cus­tomers. Pen­tair is well diver­si­fied. The com­pa­ny’s prod­ucts are used in the ener­gy sec­tor, in the agri­cul­ture sec­tor in order to achieve effi­cient and low cost irri­ga­tions for farm­ers, in the indus­try to opti­mize the water-use effi­cien­cy with the help of high-tech pump sys­tems and with­in munic­i­pal­i­ties through waste water treat­ment and sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion sys­tems. The big advan­tage of Pen­tair is its diver­si­tiy which gives it a cer­tain degree of pro­tec­tion in case of any weak­ness with­in in a sin­gle cer­tain sec­tor. Since spin­ning off its elec­tri­cal busi­ness nVent in May 2018, Pen­tair has become a pure play water com­pa­ny focus­ing on smart and sus­tain­able water solu­tions.
Eng­land

PNR:US

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Home Soda Maker / Bottled Water

The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny
The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny offers only one sin­gle prod­uct: bot­tled alka­line water. This prod­uct has been sold under the trade name Alkaline88 since 2011. The com­pa­ny claims that its alka­line water ‘deliv­ers the per­fect bal­ance of pH hydra­tion which aids and enhances the busy mod­ern lifestyles’. In gen­er­al, alka­line water is said to boost metab­o­lism, reduce acid­i­ty in the blood and help the body absorb nutri­ents faster. That makes alka­line water quite pop­u­lar for health-con­scious peo­ple. The Alka­line Water Com­pa­ny sells its prod­ucts across the USA in all 50 states . It’s poten­tial reach across all chan­nels is rough­ly 73,000 to 75,000 stores once the lat­est coop­er­a­tion with Core-Mark is ful­ly com­plet­ed.

USA — WTER:US

Pri­mo Water Corp
Pri­mo Water offers high­ly puri­fied drink­ing water in bot­tles as well as self-ser­vice refill water and water dis­pensers for the pri­vate use. It also offers a recy­cling ser­vice for emp­ty plas­tic bot­tles in select­ed super­mar­kets. The com­pa­ny pro­vides con­sumers the abil­i­ty of either exchang­ing emp­ty bot­tles and pur­chas­ing full bot­tles or refill­ing the emp­ty bot­tles at any par­tic­i­pat­ing retail­er. Pri­mo oper­ates in the USA and in Cana­da and was incor­po­rat­ed in 2004.

USA — PRMW:US

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Sanitation

Geber­it
Geber­it is a glob­al man­u­fac­tur­er of san­i­tary tech­nol­o­gy. The com­pa­ny is a world mar­ket leader in the san­i­tary sec­tor and rep­re­sent­ed all over the world. How­ev­er, Geber­it still gen­er­ates almost 90 % of its sales with­in Europe but in the last cou­ple of years the man­age­ment has con­tin­u­al­ly repeat­ed to reduce this ‘depen­den­cy’ on Europe. Geber­it is par­tic­u­lar­ly active in the areas of water dis­pos­al sys­tems, pipeline sys­tems, house drainage sys­tems, rins­ing sys­tems and instal­la­tion sys­tems. In Feb­ru­ary 2016 Geber­it com­plet­ed the takeover of the Finnish san­i­tary ceram­ic pro­duc­er San­itec. The takeover was aimed at increas­ing the pres­ence in the bath­room equip­ment area and expand­ing the prod­uct range through bath­room ceram­ics. Cur­rent­ly, the com­pa­ny is active in almost 50 coun­tries, includ­ing sev­er­al African coun­tries. Tak­ing into account the still lack­ing basic san­i­tary infra­struc­ture in Africa, Geber­it could ben­e­fit strong­ly from a sus­tain­able invest­ment in san­i­ta­tion across this region.

Switzer­land — GEBN:SW

Toto Lim­it­ed
Toto offers san­i­tary equip­ment and kitchen acces­sories all over the world. The com­pa­ny is main­ly active in the bath­room equip­ment and pro­duces, among oth­er things, toi­lets, bath­tubs and sinks. More­over, sys­tems and prod­ucts to use water more effi­cient­ly and con­se­quent­ly reduce the water con­sump­tion of house­holds have been pro­duced by Toto for many years. Thus, the com­pa­ny is deeply rot­ted with­in the san­i­tary busi­ness and com­mands huge exper­tise in the san­i­tary sec­tor. For exam­ple, toi­lets are pro­duced that con­sume sig­nif­i­cant­ly less water than mod­els from oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers. Toto is active through sub­sidiaries world­wide. By many peo­ple seen as a big advan­tage, Toto Ltd. also oper­ates in coun­tries such as India, Indone­sia or Viet­nam, where the aver­age san­i­ta­tion of a pri­vate house­hold is still below the west­ern stan­dards. But accord­ing to the UN, a huge amount of invest­ments are urgent­ly need­ed in the com­ing years to stop dis­eases caused by a lack of san­i­ta­tion facil­i­ties.

Japan — 5332:JP

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Investment Company

Chi­na Water Indus­try
Chi­na Water Indus­try is an invest­ment hold­ing com­pa­ny focused pri­mar­i­ly on invest­ments in urban water sup­ply and sewage treat­ment in main­land Chi­na. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny also oper­ates and man­ages the pur­chased or merged projects / com­pa­nies. The com­pa­ny is also invest­ing in water infra­struc­ture and water meters for the Chi­nese mar­ket.
Chi­na

1129:HK

Guang­dong Invest­ment Ltd
The com­pa­ny is invest­ing in water projects, infra­struc­ture projects and ener­gy projects through sub­sidiaries. The main busi­ness, how­ev­er, is the water sup­ply of indi­vid­ual regions.
Chi­na

270:HK

Metro Pacif­ic Invest­ments Corp
Metro Pacif­ic Invest­ments Corp is an invest­ment hold­ing com­pa­ny. Through its sub­sidiaries, MPI offers water, san­i­ta­tion and sewage ser­vices. Beyond its water activ­i­ties, it also oper­ates in real estate and infra­struc­ture projects.
Philip­pines

MPCIY:US

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Water Desalination

Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water Co Ltd
Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water Co Ltd devel­ops, builds, oper­ates and in some cas­es finances sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants and water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems in sev­er­al Caribbean coun­tries. It also man­u­fac­tures and oper­ates sys­tems for an effi­cient water dis­tri­b­u­tion of drink­ing water. The com­pa­ny cur­rent­ly oper­ates 14 sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants in 5 coun­tries. Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water also oper­ates as a water provider for both house­holds and com­mer­cial cus­tomers. Nev­er­the­less, the devel­op­ing, build­ing, oper­at­ing and in some cas­es even financ­ing of sea­wa­ter reverse osmo­sis desali­na­tions plants and water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems is the core busi­ness of Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water. Con­sol­i­dat­ed Water has con­cen­trat­ed and picked out areas where nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring sup­plies of potable water are scarce or non-exis­tent.
Cay­man Island

CWCO:US

Hyflux Ltd­Shs
The com­pa­ny devel­ops, man­u­fac­tures and main­tains treat­ment sys­tems regard­ing water pro­cess­ing and waste water treat­ment. The main task in its busi­ness sees Hyflux in mak­ing water, both salt and sewage water, drink­able. Hyflux offers its exper­tise in sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion plants. The sea­wa­ter desali­na­tion is also the core busi­ness of the com­pa­ny. Con­se­quent­ly, the bulk of its rev­enue stems from the busi­ness area desali­na­tion of sea water. It offers a wide range of plants and sys­tem solu­tions for the desali­na­tion and sub­se­quent use of sea­wa­ter. Cur­rent­ly, Hyflux main­ly oper­ates in regions where already today a lack of suf­fi­cient drink­ing water pro­vi­sion exists. It is also involved in the treat­ment of dirty and indus­tri­al waste water. Hyflux oper­ates main­ly in Asia (Chi­na and Sin­ga­pore), the Mid­dle East (Oman, Sau­di Ara­bia) and Africa (main­ly Alge­ria).
Sin­ga­pore

HYFXY:US

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Irrigation Technology

Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd.
Ami­ad Water Sys­tems Ltd. is a glob­al pro­duc­er of auto­mat­ic, self-clean­ing water treat­ment and fil­tra­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad pro­duces and sells water fil­ters and fil­tra­tion sys­tems main­ly to indus­tri­al, urban and agri­cul­tur­al cus­tomers but oil and gas com­pa­nies are also among its cus­tomers. Its fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies are designed to effec­tive­ly treat and fil­ter water. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny gen­er­ates most of its rev­enues through the sale of effi­cient and smart irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad cur­rent­ly gen­er­ates 50% of its sales through irri­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies which are main­ly used in agri­cul­ture. In order to strength­en this seg­ment, Ami­ad entered into a part­ner­ship with Netafim, an Israeli water tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny with the main focus on arti­fi­cial irri­ga­tion sys­tems. Ami­ad has also focused on the devel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing of envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly fil­tra­tion solu­tions for a broad cus­tomer base. The com­pa­ny oper­ates through sev­er­al sub­sidiaries in the USA, Chi­na, Aus­tralia, Brazil, Ger­many, Turkey, Mex­i­co and rough­ly 75 oth­er coun­tries around the globe. In 2018, Ami­ad acquired the full own­er­ship of its Indi­an sub­sidiary and has since then focused more on the already huge water prob­lems India has been fac­ing. Due to its geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion, Ami­ad is quite present in the Mid­dle East and North Africa, regions where farm­ers are increas­ing­ly fac­ing droughts. In 2020, Ami­ad received the Green Econ­o­my Mark by the Lon­don Stock Exchange. The award has been intro­duced to iden­ti­fy com­pa­nies that derive at least 50% of their annu­al rev­enues from prod­ucts and ser­vices that con­tribute to a green­er, more sus­tain­able econ­o­my.

Israel — AFS:LN

Lind­say Corp
Lind­say devel­ops and man­u­fac­tures irri­ga­tion sys­tems for the agri­cul­ture. The focus is on high­ly effi­cient irri­ga­tion tech­nolo­gies in order to allow farm­ers to make the har­vest more prof­itable . The goal of Lind­say is to sus­tain­ably reduce the water costs with its prod­ucts with­in the agri­cul­ture area. The com­pa­ny is active in more than 90 coun­tries with its irri­ga­tion sys­tems. In addi­tion, the com­pa­ny is also active in the infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment and offers prod­ucts and solu­tions for the pre­ven­tion of traf­fic jam as well as safe­ty sys­tems for acci­dent pre­ven­tion.
USA

LNN:US

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Water Entitlements / Rights

Dux­ton Water Ltd
Dux­ton Water is an invest­ment com­pa­ny which owns and man­ages a port­fo­lio of water enti­tle­ments and thus offers investors a direct expo­sure to the Aus­tralian water mar­ket. In short, Dux­ton Water just owns water enti­tle­ments and leas­es them to agri­cul­tur­al busi­ness­es. As a result, it gen­er­ates reg­u­lar and pre­dictable rev­enue streams via water enti­tle­ment leas­es with pri­ma­ry pro­duc­ers locat­ed across Aus­tralia. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny’s main oper­a­tions are focussed on the South­ern Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin region. The tar­get for Dux­ton Water is to have 70–80% of the enti­tle­ments in long-term leas­es with irri­ga­tors. The com­pa­ny will ben­e­fit from drought con­di­tions that are affect­ing region­al areas but it will also suf­fer from too heavy rain­falls for a longer peri­od of time. In gen­er­al, drought con­di­tions across Aus­tralia con­tin­ue to cause prob­lems for region­al areas with farm­ers left with lit­tle choice but to buy the nec­es­sary water which has push­es up the price of water rights. Cur­rent­ly, Dux­ton Water is exclu­sive­ly list­ed on the Aus­tralian Secu­ri­ties Exchange and has no inten­tion for a sec­ondary list­ing in anoth­er coun­try. How­ev­er, it is still pos­si­ble to buy the shares as a for­eign investor, but this is also asso­ci­at­ed with high­er costs.

Aus­tralia — ASX:D2O

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1. Buy cheap, nev­er sell.


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