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 are added with regularity and all company profiles from the listed water stocks are updated regularly.

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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 produces irrigation systems for agriculture. The focus is on highly efficient irrigation technologies in order to be able to use farmers' harvests more profitably by reducing water costs sustainably with Lindsay technologies and thus using water as a resource more efficiently. The company operates with its irrigation systems in more than 90 countries. Agricultural irrigation solutions from Lindsay include centre pivot and lateral move systems, remote irrigation and planning technologies, engineering services and some other Internet of Things solutions. In addition, the company is still active in street infrastructure development and offers products and solutions to avoid traffic congestion and safety systems to prevent accidents. However, irrigation technology is Lindsay's key business and currently accounts for nearly 80% of the company's total sales. This is also demonstrated by the 2020 takeover of Net Irrigate LLC, a technology company that offers customized remote monitoring devices and reporting software for large farms and government agencies.

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 holds 50.1% of the share capital in Aguas Andinas and its associated subsidiaries. Aguas Andinas is the largest sanitary company in Chile. It is a classic water supplier for around 8 million people in Chile and covers the entire water cycle - from the extraction and distribution of water and the subsequent treatment and disposal of wastewater. In addition to the 50.1 % stake in Aguas Andinas, IAM offers environmental analysis services and consulting and management services for wastewater and sludge through other subsidiaries. It also operates processing plants for liquid industrial waste in Chile. However, IAM shares are currently only listed on the Chilean stock exchange in the corresponding home currency.

Water Utility - IAM.SN



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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.
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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 holds 50.1% of the share capital in Aguas Andinas and its associated subsidiaries. Aguas Andinas is the largest sanitary company in Chile. It is a classic water supplier for around 8 million people in Chile and covers the entire water cycle - from the extraction and distribution of water and the subsequent treatment and disposal of wastewater. In addition to the 50.1 % stake in Aguas Andinas, IAM offers environmental analysis services and consulting and management services for wastewater and sludge through other subsidiaries. It also operates processing plants for liquid industrial waste in Chile. However, IAM shares are currently only listed on the Chilean stock exchange in the corresponding home currency.

Chile - IAM.SN

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 produces irrigation systems for agriculture. The focus is on highly efficient irrigation technologies in order to be able to use farmers' harvests more profitably by reducing water costs sustainably with Lindsay technologies and thus using water as a resource more efficiently. The company operates with its irrigation systems in more than 90 countries. Agricultural irrigation solutions from Lindsay include centre pivot and lateral move systems, remote irrigation and planning technologies, engineering services and some other Internet of Things solutions. In addition, the company is still active in street infrastructure development and offers products and solutions to avoid traffic congestion and safety systems to prevent accidents. However, irrigation technology is Lindsay's key business and currently accounts for nearly 80% of the company's total sales. This is also demonstrated by the 2020 takeover of Net Irrigate LLC, a technology company that offers customized remote monitoring devices and reporting software for large farms and government agencies.

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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