Water: Under-priced & Under-appreciated Part 1
An Asset with Investment Potential
Dr. Daniel Wild: Daniel Wild is the theme research coordinator for the SAM (Sustainable Asset Management AG) Sustainable Water Strategy and is responsible for covering the water-related industry and technology sectors. Daniel Wild holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) under the supervision of Professor Willi Gujer.
Following postdoctoral research studies in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Stanford University (USA) from 1997-1999, he joined the engineering and consulting firm Ernst Basler + Partners Ltd. in Zollikon as Head of the Environmental Technology Department and carried out consulting mandates in Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Asia. Daniel joined SAM in 2006.
This week on the Financial Sense Newshour, Dr. Wild discusses the SAM study on the global water market with Jim Puplava. Dr. Wild mentions the global water market is over $480 billion and expected to grow at 6%. There are many investment drivers including aging infrastructure, demographic change, and higher standards of living around the world.
Professor Robert Glennon: Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He is the author of many articles and books, including the acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters, and Unquenchable.
Professor Glennon joins Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour this week to discuss many aspects of water. One of the aspects includes how Americans, and American cities, waste so much water. Professor Glennon believes water in most areas is underpriced. Some cities and towns don’t even bother to meter customers, so water waste is very high.