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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Water Technology

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Water Technology

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--- Nov. 26, 2009 - A technology that will greatly reduce the time and cost involved in testing our water for potentially dangerous pathogens is moving closer to commercialization, thanks in part to funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an arm's-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada.
"By investing in Canadian technologies such as Pathogen Detection Systems' clean water technology, our Government is helping to stimulate a new green economy in Canada, creating jobs and helping to protect the environment," said David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board.


SDTC, through its SD Tech FundTM, has committed $2.4 million to a project led by Kingston-based Pathogen Detection Systems Inc. for the development and demonstration of its portable, on-site, high-speed, fully automated microbiological water monitoring system to detect E. Coli and Total Coliforms in water. This funding was approved by SDTC's Board of Directors in June 2008.

"Pathogen Detection Systems' water monitoring system is a great example of a clean technology solution to a problem that affects all of us," said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. "An alternative to the current slow, cumbersome water monitoring methods, this technology will help Canadian water utilities to get timely and more accurate water quality analysis, ensuring access to clean water while reducing testing costs," said Ms. Sharpe.
"This SDTC funding will have a significant positive impact on the planned expansion of Pathogen Detection Systems," said Pathogen Detection Systems President David Dolphin. "Our goal is to take this Canadian technology to the world".
Through its SDTC funded project, Pathogen Detection Systems will integrate its microbiological water monitoring system with sophisticated water treatment optimization software, reducing time by 50 to 80 %, reducing costs and improving test integrity. This will bring both water and greenhouse gas environmental benefits by improving water plant performance, reducing energy consumption and decreasing toxic water treatment by-products.
About SDTC
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech FundTM supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels FundTM supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.

About Pathogen Detection Systems
The PDS mission is to have a worldwide impact on public safety and the quality of the environment by developing advanced, automated systems for the detection of potentially harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, chemicals, and their by-products.
PDS was founded in 2003 to commercialize a novel method of automating microbiological testing based on research and development conducted at Queen's University in conjunction with a number of industrial partners. This research was inspired by the Walkerton water tragedy in which 7 people died, and thousands fell ill due to E.coli contamination of the water supply. Headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, PDS was acquired by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) in early 2009. PDS's expertise in water monitoring technologies, spectrophotometry and synthetic chemistry is now supported by the resources and technologies of the world's leading water treatment company.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
VWS, the world leader in water treatment, is a specialized provider of technological solutions and design-build services to meet the needs of public authorities and industrial companies. It is a fully-owned subsidiary of Veolia Water, the global leader in water services. With 8,900 employees worldwide, VWS recorded revenues of $ 3.7 billion (USD) in 2008.

For more information, please contact
SDTCPatrice BretonDirector, Communications 613-234-6313 613-234-6313 media@sdtc.ca

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches, Water Stocks Takes the Lead, Followed by Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches, Water Stocks Takes the Lead, Followed by Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

Search for Water Stocks May be attributed to new report on water scarcity

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–November 25, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound investors.
Water Stocks took the lead this week for the first time in months, followed by Natural Gas Stocks and Renewable Energy Stocks.

The inbound search for water stocks may have been partially attributed to a news and a report issued this week on water entitled – ‘New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably’.

November 23, 2009 - A new report released today by the 2030 Water Resources Group, Charting Our Water Future, shows that growing water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably. By providing greater clarity on the scale of the water challenge and the cost of the solutions, it offers a fact-based tool to help stakeholders make informed investment decisions and guide policy discussions. It finds that if no action is taken, by 2030, projected population and economic growth will lead to global water demand that is 40% in excess of current supply. In addition, this means that one-third of the world's population would have access to only half the water they need, living in water basins with a 50% deficit in supply. Full news story.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Water Stocks RSS News Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF For Investors Following Water Stocks

Water Stocks RSS News Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF For Investors Following Water Stocks

www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within www.Investorideas.com, features investing in water tools for investors.

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Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
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Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

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Water Stocks News - SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) Announces Approval by the California Public Utilities Commission of Increase in Rates for San Jose Water Com

Water Stocks News - SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) Announces Approval by the California Public Utilities Commission of Increase in Rates for San Jose Water Company

SAN JOSE, Calif.----SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) today reported that on November 20, 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its decision in the 2009 general rate case for San Jose Water Company, SJW Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, establishing rates for 2010, 2011 and 2012. In summary, the decision authorizes a rate increase designed to increase revenue by approximately $18.6 million or 9.24% for 2010. Increases for the escalation years 2011 and 2012 will be calculated using the consumer price indices as forecasted in October of the preceding year. Current estimates of these increases are approximately $7.2 million or about 3.3% in 2011, and approximately $13.2 million or about 5.8% in 2012. The decision authorizes a significant increase in the infrastructure replacement program for San Jose Water Company as well as new investments in recycled water projects. The decision also establishes a balancing account for future pension expenses. The stated revenue increases do not include additional revenue increases associated with authorized advice letter rate base offset filings for the 2010-2012 period, investments associated with the upgrades to the Montevina Treatment Plant to be recovered through a separate regulatory filing, and additional supplemental filings for inclusion of planned green energy projects into rates. The rate increase for 2010 will become effective on January 1, 2010.

SJW Corp. is a publicly traded holding company headquartered in San Jose, California. SJW Corp. is the parent company of San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc. and SJW Land Company. Together, San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. provide regulated and nonregulated water service to more than one million people in San Jose, California and nearby communities and in Canyon Lake, Texas and nearby communities. SJW Land Company owns and operates commercial buildings, has a majority interest in a real estate partnership, and has properties in the states of California, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements including but not limited to statements relating to SJW Corp.'s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SJW Corp. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to materially differ are described in SJW Corp.'s most recent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SJW Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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Water News - New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably

Water News - New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably


Washington, D.C., November 23, 2009 — A new report released today by the 2030 Water Resources Group,Charting Our Water Future, shows that growing water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably. Byproviding greater clarity on the scale of the water challenge and the cost of the solutions, it offers a fact-basedtool to help stakeholders make informed investment decisions and guide policy discussions.

It finds that if noaction is taken, by 2030, projected population and economic growth will lead to global water demand that is40% in excess of current supply. In addition, this means that one-third of the world’s population would haveaccess to only half the water they need, living in water basins with a 50% deficit in supply.

In the foreword to the Charting Our Water Future, His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, Chairman of theUnited Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, states that “the future water gapcan be closed. (…). If water is to be everyone’s business, then stakeholders will need to come together in waterscarcecountries to make some difficult trade-offs on the road to water resource security. (…) This report’scontribution is to create a common economic language which all stakeholders can use in participating in thatconversation.”
At the basis of the report lies an analysis conducted in four countries with drastically different water issues,which will collectively account for 40 percent of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP and 42 percentof projected water demand in 2030: China, India, South Africa and Brazil (Sao Paulo state). The report’smethodology identifies supply- and demand-side measures that could constitute a more cost effective approachto closing the water resource gap in each country and even achieve savings in some sectors.

Moreover, the report shows that if a balanced portfolio of demand- and supply-side measures is adopted ineach country, the projected water requirements in 2030 can be met at an estimated cost of $19 billion per yearfor these countries, or just under 0.06% of their combined forecast GDP for 2030. At a global level, the costwould amount to an estimated $50-60 billion. In contrast, if only traditional supply-side measures areimplemented, an additional capital expenditure of up to $200 billion per year globally would be required toclose the water gap. This is four times more than the balanced approach and more than double what is currentlyspent on water resource provision.

While the need for additional water is global, both the challenges and the solutions differ across geographiesgiven the drastic variations from basin to basin. This report offers a set of tools for decision-makers to designtailored programs to close the water gap. In India, for example, demand is driven largely by growth in theagricultural sector (80% of all water demand) as it tries to cope with a burgeoning population moving towards amiddle-class diet. The most cost-effective solutions identified for India are, therefore, dominated by agriculturalmeasures, both in irrigated and rain-fed crop production, which can collectively close 80% of the projected gapin 2030. On the other hand, in South Africa, agriculture is expected to account for only 47% of water demand in2030, while household and industrial demand will account for 53%. As a result, the most cost-effective solutionswill include some agricultural measures, but also a range of industrial efficiency measures, in mining forinstance, and common household measures, such as improved plumbing fixtures.

Across all regions studied, many of the most cost-effective measures identified, especially those that increaseefficiency and productivity of water use, can pay back their initial capital investment in three years or less.About the 2030 Water Resources Group. The Group was formed in 2008 to contribute new insights to thecritical issue of water scarcity. Members include McKinsey & Company, the International Finance Corporation(IFC, part of the World Bank Group), and a consortium of business partners: The Barilla Group, The Coca-ColaCompany, Nestlé SA, New Holland Agriculture, SABMiller plc, Standard Chartered and Syngenta AG.
For more information, and to see a copy of the report, please visit:www.mckinsey.com/water


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Water Stocks News - Fluor (NYSE: FLR) Forms Offshore Alliance with COOEC; New Alliance to Pursue Large Projects in China & Australia

Water Stocks News - Fluor (NYSE: FLR) Forms Offshore Alliance with COOEC; New Alliance to Pursue Large Projects in China & Australia

IRVING, Texas--Nov 19th --Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has entered into a formal alliance with Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation Ltd. (COOEC), a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd. (CNOOC), in the pursuit of large offshore oil & gas projects in the Asia-Pacific region including China and Australia.

“This alliance reinforces a 10-year relationship and establishes a competitive engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC) project execution platform for Fluor Offshore Solutions in the region,” said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “Fluor is very optimistic about the potential of this relationship to provide customers with value-added, integrated solutions in the Asia-Pacific offshore industry. The alliance with COOEC adds complementary strengths for both companies in the pursuit of large offshore projects.”

“COOEC and Fluor have developed an excellent working relationship that began with cooperation in the early 1990s,” said Jiang Xizhao, president of COOEC. “Based on our mutual understanding and trust, we have come a long way to reach this agreement. Through this alliance, we expect to improve our competence in developing and collaborating on large EPIC contracts and increase our international competitive advantage in the industry. With this agreement, I believe our mutually-beneficial long-term relationship with Fluor will be strengthened and that our increased cooperation holds future promise.”

“COOEC is recognized throughout China as a leading designer, fabricator and installer of large offshore oil and gas projects with a stellar safety record of a 0.19 lost-time incidence rate in 2008,” said Jim Heavner, senior vice president of Fluor’s upstream business. “We are convinced that by leveraging the capabilities of Fluor Offshore Solutions with COOEC, this alliance will bring extraordinary EPIC assets to new oil and gas projects.”

The alliance will focus on both shallow and deep water as well as fixed and floating facility projects in the region with the possibility of leveraging the alliance globally in other regions and industries on a case-by-case basis.

COOEC has significant strength in fabrication with a capacity of more than 400,000 tons per year and major yards in Qingdao and Tanggu. COOEC also has more than 2,000 Chinese-based design and engineering professionals and 23 diversified marine vessels to support offshore construction. COOEC’s main operations are based in Tanggu, China with five other yards located along the coast of China.

Fluor Offshore Solutions has worked in the Asia Pacific Region for more than 30 years. In addition to its recently completed project in Bohai Bay, China, Fluor Offshore Solutions has completed Kizomba “A” and “B” in Angola, West Africa, the Bayu Undan production facility, the Enfield FPSO off the coast of Australia and two offshore projects in Trinidad.

About Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenues of $22.3 billion in 2008. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

About COOEC

COOEC as a leading offshore contractor in China provides services in project management, engineering, procurement, onshore fabrication, load-out and sea fastening, offshore transportation, offshore installation, subsea pipeline/cable laying, hook-up, commissioning, start-up and production. With aiming to become a competitiveness global energy engineering company, COOEC is also one of the largest offshore industry EPCI contractors in Asia-Pacific region. It has expanded business and been strengthening competitive advantage by continuously improving program including enhancement of management, technical and facilities capacity, expanding downstream businesses/developing global market. For more information, visit www.cnoocengineering.com.





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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Water News - Scientists Discover, Patent, Sell 'Revolutionary' New Water-Treatment Technology at Sam Houston State University

Water News -

http://www.shsu.eduHUNTSVILLE, TX--- November 19, 2009 - Sam Houston State University has been awarded three federal patents to protect the technology and engineering associated with a "revolutionary" wastewater treatment system.

The university has applied for three additional patents and formed a company to manufacture, market and sell the systems. Its first customer is the United States Army.

The system is designed around a proprietary consortium of bacteria that have the capability to clean wastewater quickly with a high degree of efficiency and leave no toxic by-products.

The physical systems themselves that house the bacterial "cocktail" use little energy, are portable, scalable, simple to set-up, easy to operate, come on-line in record time, and can be monitored remotely, according to the lead scientist on the project.

"The science and engineering behind this process have both military and civilian applications," said SHSU lead investigator Sabin Holland.

"The technology was developed for remote applications where little infrastructure exists, examples being remote military operations, disaster relief efforts, and nation building."

Holland, a microbiologist, directs the research at Sam Houston State's Research Institute for Environmental Studies.

"We have gone from basic research into the bacteria to construction and deployment of the systems in seven years. The typical time from laboratory discovery to commercialization is 14 years," Holland said.

"The bacteria we are working with occur naturally and can be found in a common handful of dirt. We have isolated a small subset of them, each having a specific function, to engineer a biofilm that is self-regulating and highly efficient at cleaning wastewater."

Holland demonstrated the systems' effectiveness at several municipal and military sites by cleaning influent wastewater within 24 hours after set-up to discharge levels that exceed standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency for municipal wastewater.

"The typical septic system or traditional waste treatment process takes as long as 30 days and leaves as much as 40 to 50 percent sludge," he said.

"The technology is scalable," Sabin said. "We can make the units for large scale applications, or as small as a single home unit."

The research has been funded over the last three years by U.S. Department of Defense. The Army's systems will be deployed in Afghanistan and transported by standard trucks using a palletized loading system.

Sam Houston State selected a private firm, PCD Inc, of Palestine, Texas, to form a limited liability corporation company named Active Water Sciences (AWS) to manufacture, market, sell and further develop the systems. The University retains a majority interest in the corporation and has licensed the technology to AWS for three years.

"This technology is an elegant, simple, clean and green system," said Dan Davis, SHSU's associate vice president for research administration and technology commercialization. "It's revolutionary technology."

Contacts:Sabin Holland (936) 294-4234 (936) 294-4234


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Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches Include Natural Gas Stocks, Green Energy and Renewable Energy Stocks, Gold and Mining Stocks, Water Stocks

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches Include Natural Gas Stocks, Green Energy and Renewable Energy Stocks, Gold and Mining Stocks, Water Stocks

Investors Search for Gold Stocks as Gold Continues to Soar to New Highs

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–November 18, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound investors.

The top 10 searches included natural gas stocks, green energy stocks, water stocks and gold and mining stocks. The Top 10 Investor Search List is featured on Investorideas.com home page and is updated each Wednesday for investors to review.

Investorideas.com has made recent changes to membership and stock directories, now making each individual directory available in a PDF. Investors can search for stocks in their favorite sectors, from natural gas, to renewable energy to water and more.

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10. Coal stocks- Note we are currently updating our coal stocks directory- stay tuned for a more comprehensive directory.

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Green Energy investors can also research stocks with the Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, one of the most comprehensive directories online. The directory has close to 900 stocks and new stocks are added each month for investors following the sector. The complete renewable energy stocks directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Smart Grid Stocks, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks.


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Water News - IBM Tackles Smarter Water Management in EuropeNew center to study impact of climate change, severe weather

Download image MONTPELLIER, France and ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19 -- In a region of France known for sunshine, agriculture and natural spring water, IBM ( IBM) has established a Center of Excellence for Water Management to use high performance computing to monitor and forecast the impact of climate change and severe weather conditions on water resources.

Based in Montpellier, France, the center is in the Languedoc Roussillon, a southern-facing region with abundant sunshine and seasonal, torrential rains causing millions of dollars worth of damages each year. More than 400 miles of levees exist to protect the 600,000 people living in potential flood zones.

"We have a unique opportunity, and unique ability, to apply our combined expertise in high performance computing, sensor networks and advanced analytics across a wide variety of water management challenges," said Sharon Nunes, vice president, Big Green Innovations, IBM. "We're modeling and simulating flash flooding scenarios, water management infrastructures, reservoir systems and more to develop new innovations for predicting, managing and sometimes even preventing events that might otherwise have a negative impact on a region's water supply."

The center's high performance computing modeling capabilities combined with resilient sensor networks will enable fast, high resolution, large scale simulations based on multiple scenarios and options. With this ability, scientists can bring together a diverse set of information incorporating weather and climate changes, flood patterns, reservoir activity and more to develop new insights and innovations for smarter water management. Initiatives at the center are expected to complement those already underway with the county council including levee management, pollution reduction and sustained economic development.

One of the first projects slated for the Center of Excellence will be a collaborative effort by IBM and the ClusterEAU, an association of research laboratories, educational organizations and enterprises, to explore projects for advanced water resources management. The ClusterEAU was formed to respond to the constantly growing needs for innovative proposals to face the issues of ensuring the concerted management of world water resources in a context of global changes and new challenges arising from human society: rapidly growing populations, energy challenges, economic and environmental issues in urban and rural development, globalisation of markets and services, emerging countries, stagnation in the poorest regions, and more.

"The new Center of Excellence will be a unique opportunity for us to establish strong collaborations with IBM and jointly promote our expertise in the field of advanced water resources management, particularly the computational aspects," said Jean-Pierre Buchoud, president, ClusterEAU.

In 2008, IBM established centers of excellence for water management in Amsterdam, where the primary focus is on flood management and levee systems, and in Dublin, where the primary focus is to monitor, manage and forecast environmental challenges such as the movement of pollutants in fresh water, marine and oceanic environments.

IBM's smarter water management offering is part of its Big Green Innovations initiative, launched in October 2006 as part of IBM's $100 million investment in 10 new businesses generated by InnovationJam.

For more information, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/26906.wss

Press contact: Jenny Hunter IBM jennyh@us.ibm.com 510-919-5320


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Global Water Issues Rising for Investors and Influencers

Global Water Issues Rising for Investors and Influencers


"When you change the availability of water, you change the prerequisites for farming – the possibility to feed this planet – and you change the possibilities for energy production, forestry and industries…”


New York, NY, November 17, 2009)– In a posting today on the Governance & Accountability Institute’s Web platform – www.gai-insightsedge.com -- readers learned in the “ESG & Sustainability Perspectives & Insights” newsletter that “Water” topics are rising fast to the top of the list of current or potential longer-term risks posed to corporations in the view of a growing number of global investors, their coalitions and the asset managers they hire.

“Expect water to be among the topics addressed at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (December 7-18 in Copenhagen),” the newsletter editors commented. “The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate (presented in partnership with the Pacific Institute) recently convened the 4th Working Conference in Stockholm, attracting 100+ global water experts and leaders from the corporate, public and social sectors for discussion of critical water issues.”


“World Water Week” was the main event in Stockholm, drawing several thousand scientists and water experts from 130 countries to discuss strategies for global water management in the upcoming Copenhagen conference. Anders Berntell, head of the Stockholm International Water Institute (conference sponsor), told Associated Press: “When you change the availability of water, you change the prerequisites for farming – the possibility to feed this planet – and you change the possibilities for energy production, forestry and industries…” The participants are forwarding recommendations to the global climate warming meeting. The CEO Water Mandate focuses on responsible engagement in public policy; water and human rights; and water transparency and disclosure.

In the UK: Calls for Water Footprint Labelling
Meanwhile, In the United Kingdom, the Food Ethics Council (FEC) and the health and food advocacy group, Sustain called for package labeling to provide consumers with information about the “water footprint,” the “hidden” amount of water used in the manufacture of foods and beverages. The labeling called for would not involve volume stickers, but would reflect the practice of “good water stewardship,” and the ways in which companies are working to conserve water, use it efficiently and that are environmentally-sustainable. This kind of information could also be incorporated into wider labeling to address fair trade, social issues and the carbon labeling schemes such as those of the Carbon Trust.
Water issues additions to the Institute’s INSIGHTS-edge knowledge management platform
Given the growing importance of water issues to boards and executives of public companies, investors, governments and advocates, INSIGHTS-edge editors have added a new section to the ESG / Sustainability: Water Issues. Here you will find profiles of the following trendsetters and market influencers:
United Nations Water; UNESCO Water; US Environmental Agency, Office of Water; Water.org; WHO Water Sanitation and Health; World Bank “Water”; World Water Council; European Water Partnership; Global Water Partnership; Stockholm International; TruCost. More profiles, background information and streaming news is continuously added in this section.
To learn more about INSIGHTS-edge and the resources of the Governance & Accountability Institute, please log on to: www.gai-insightsedge.com


About the Governance & Accountability Institute: G&A Institute is a knowledge management service provider, offering timely news, actionable research and information, perspectives and opinion, reliable data, and customized advisory services to organizations, investors and institutions seeking to do the right thing for the right reasons. INSIGHTS-edge is the Institute’s Web-based platform, available to subscribers and clients to identify, understand, track and engage with third party organizations that are shaping the capital markets and the corporate environment through their focus on key Sustainability factors.
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New Investing in Water Investor Tools; Water Stocks News RSS Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF

New Investing in Water Investor Tools; Water Stocks News RSS Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF

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Featured Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –November 17, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within www.Investorideas.com, features investing in water tools for investors following the sector.

Investorideas.com and www.Water-Stocks.com are positioning to be a leading destination for cleantech investors researching the water space. The new water news feed Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com and the global water stocks directory are two of the top tools available in addition to industry commentary and interviews. The recent interview, Water-Stocks.com Interview with Bill Brennan, Brennan Investment Partners LLC Discusses Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond, was one of the most read articles on the site.

Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format for $24.95. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
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Investors following the water sector can subscribe to the news feed at http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Water-Stocks.xml. Water companies can submit news and press releases online to be included in the new syndicated feed at
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Index based on 9 water stocks from the global water stocks directory at www.Investorideas.com and www.water-stocks.com.

www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers water investors sector- close- ups, research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets. Investorideas.com and water –stocks.com work with private companies in the water space seeking funding and joint ventures through the global marketplace.

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Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Investorideas.com Expands IR and Investor Tools for Mining Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks and Water Stocks with Newswires in Each Sector

Investorideas.com Expands IR and Investor Tools for Mining Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks and Water Stocks with Newswires in Each Sector

Investorideas.com New Mining Newswire and Water Newswire Move up to top ten content pages

DELTA, BC – November 15, 2009, www.InvestorIdeas.com has expanded its tools and services for investors, public companies and entrepreneurs with recently created newswires and newsfeeds in mining, water in addition to the well- known Investor Ideas Newswire and the Renewable and Greentech Business RSS News Feed .

Investors can subscribe to each feed on the Investorideas.com News page to get the latest news from each feed and businesses within each sector as well as other leading sectors Investorideas.com covers can publish press releases and or research reports.

Our leading financial and business newswires : The Investor Ideas Newswire, Water Stocks Newswire, Gold and Mining Newswire, Green Business and Renewable Energy Newswire .

Additional investor tools in the water, mining and renewable energy sectors include comprehensive global stock directories.

Mining and metals investors can research gold and mining stocks with the mining stocks directory, featuring Gold Stocks, Silver Stocks, Uranium Stocks, Copper Stocks, Zinc Stocks and Precious Metals TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading Stock Exchanges.

Green Energy investors can research stocks with the Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, one of the most comprehensive directories online. The directory has close to 900 stocks and new stocks are added each month for investors following the sector. The complete renewable energy stocks directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks.

Investors also have the option to also access the directories as part of the Investor Ideas Membership premium content. The full directory is now available to Investor Ideas members as part of the annual membership that currently features 9 stock directories and an investor newsletter, the Insiders Corner.

Members can now access by login the Mining stocks directory, oil and gas stocks directory , Natural Gas Stocks Directory , Water Stocks Directory, Renewable energy stocks directory, Biotech Stocks Directory, Defense and Homeland Security Stocks Directory, Fuel cell stocks Directory, Environment Stocks Directory and the investor newsletter- The Insiders Corner, covering insider buying trends in small cap stocks.

Investors are also reminded to sign up for the launch of the new free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Most exciting water news story- water on the moon

NASA news -

LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon
11.13.09

The visible camera image showing the ejecta plume at about 20 seconds after impact. Credit: NASA

Data from the down-looking near-infrared spectrometer. The red curve shows how the spectra would look for a "grey" or "colorless" warm (230 C) dust cloud. The yellow areas indicate the water absorption bands.Credit: NASAClick image for full resolution.Data from the ultraviolet/visible spectrometer taken shortly after impact showing emission lines (indicated by arrows). These emission lines are diagnostic of compounds in the vapor/debris cloud.Credit: NASAClick image for full resolution.

Click here for more images of the results. The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water.Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being revealed to the delight of scientists and space enthusiasts alike. NASA today opened a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. Preliminary data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates that the mission successfully uncovered water during the Oct. 9, 2009 impacts into the permanently shadowed region of Cabeus cater near the moon’s south pole. The impact created by the LCROSS Centaur upper stage rocket created a two-part plume of material from the bottom of the crater. The first part was a high angle plume of vapor and fine dust and the second a lower angle ejecta curtain of heavier material. This material has not seen sunlight in billions of years. "We're unlocking the mysteries of our nearest neighbor and by extension the solar system. It turns out the moon harbors many secrets, and LCROSS has added a new layer to our understanding," said Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Scientists have long speculated about the source of vast quantities of hydrogen that have been observed at the lunar poles. The LCROSS findings are shedding new light on the question of water, which could be more widespread and in greater quantity than previously suspected. Permanently shadowed regions could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data. In addition, water, and other compounds represent potential resources that could sustain future lunar exploration. Since the impacts, the LCROSS science team has been working almost nonstop analyzing the huge amount of data the spacecraft collected. The team concentrated on data from the satellite's spectrometers, which provide the most definitive information about the presence of water. A spectrometer examines light emitted or absorbed by materials that helps identify their composition. "We are ecstatic," said Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "Multiple lines of evidence show water was present in both the high angle vapor plume and the ejecta curtain created by the LCROSS Centaur impact. The concentration and distribution of water and other substances requires further analysis, but it is safe to say Cabeus holds water." The team took the known near infrared spectral signatures of water and other materials and compared them to the spectra collected by the LCROSS near infrared spectrometer of the impact. "We were only able to match the spectra from LCROSS data when we inserted the spectra for water," said Colaprete. "No other reasonable combination of other compounds that we tried matched the observations. The possibility of contamination from the Centaur also was ruled out." Additional confirmation came from an emission in the ultraviolet spectrum that was attributed to hydroxyl, one product from the break-up of water by sunlight. When atoms and molecules are excited, they release energy at specific wavelengths that are detected by the spectrometers. A similar process is used in neon signs. When electrified, a specific gas will produce a distinct color. The ultraviolet visible spectrometer detected hydroxyl signatures just after impact that are consistent with a water vapor cloud in sunlight. Data from the other LCROSS instruments are being analyzed for additional clues about the state and distribution of the material at the impact site. The LCROSS science team along with colleagues are poring over the data to understand the entire impact event, from flash to crater, with the final goal being the understanding of the distribution of materials, and in particular volatiles, within the soil at the impact site. "The full understanding of the LCROSS data may take some time. The data is that rich," said Colaprete. "Along with the water in Cabeus, there are hints of other intriguing substances. The permanently shadowed regions of the moon are truly cold traps, collecting and preserving material over billions of years." LCROSS was launched June 18, 2009 as a companion mission to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After separating from LRO, the LCROSS spacecraft held onto the spent Centaur upper stage rocket of the launch vehicle, executed a lunar swingby and entered into a series of long looping orbits around the Earth. After traveling approximately 113 days and nearly 5.6 million miles (9 million km), the Centaur and LCROSS separated on final approach to the moon. Traveling as fast as a speeding bullet, the Centaur impacted the lunar surface shortly after 4:31 a.m. PDT Oct. 9 with LCROSS watching with its onboard instruments. Approximately four minutes of data was collected before the LCROSS itself impacted the lunar surface. Working closely with scientists from LRO and other observatories that viewed the impact, the LCROSS team is working to understand the full scope of the LCROSS data. LRO continues to make passes over the impact site to give the LCROSS team additional insight into the mechanics of the impact and its resulting craters. What other secrets will the moon reveal? The analysis continues!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Next Big Play in Cleantech – Investing in Water

Water Stocks Marketplace update for Investing In Water Companies for Accredited Investors


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –November 11, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, updates the Investor Ideas Marketplace for accredited investors seeking opportunities for investing in emerging water companies.

Accredited water investors and water companies seeking funding or partners can register at the Marketplace and request info online. Approved accredited investors can view the secure marketplace pages featuring executive summaries of each company. Approved companies can be added to the growing list of companies.

Entrepreneurs and Investors can also subscribe to the Marketplace Business, Venture, Capital and Funding News RSS Feed.
Sign up page: Register and sign up to view the private access link or to have your company added:

Investors following publicly traded water companies can also research water stocks at the www.Water-Stocks.com and Investorideas.com water stocks directory.

Water-stocks and Investorideas.com have also launched the new water news feed, Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com .

Investors following the water sector can subscribe to the news feed at http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Water-Stocks.xml.

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About us www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.

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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase companies including Wescorp Energy (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Read our Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers.

For More Information Contact:
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Water- Stocks.com Interview with Bill Brennan, Brennan Investment Partners LLC Discusses Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond

Where the opportunities exist for investors, as companies provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis


Point Roberts WA, DELTA, BC –November 10, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents an interview with Bill Brennan, President & CIO
of Brennan Investment Partners LLC, an investment advisor that specializes in the analysis of and investment in domestic and foreign securities of the global water business

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill can you give our readers some background on your history in the water sector and some insight into your firm’s focus and direction.


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I started out as an engineer in the environmental area dealing with ground water quality issues and the actual construction of drinking water and waste water plants globally 20 years ago. I then went to Coopers & Lybrand where I headed up the environmental consulting arm in the Eastern US. After business school I went over to the public company side as an equity analyst with Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco where I focused on industrial and environmental companies. My specific water focus regarding equities is directly attributed to John Dickerson at Summit Global in San Diego and the direction he has provided me since 1994. John liked the fact that I had actual experience as an engineer/consultant and public equity experience in the water space. He taught me a great deal about becoming a true value investor in the water space and has heavily influenced my value approach to investing. Over the last ten years I have managed various water products here in the States and in Europe. I presently manage the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund-KWINX as the portfolio manager and the sub advisor.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill, your firm issued a report, Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond that examines the substantial opportunity in the sector. Can you give our readers a summary of the scope and size of the market potential?

A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

The size of the market and the global opportunity is staggering. We estimate that approximately 550+ companies around the world provide numerous services and products into the water sector which is the third largest industry from an embedded capital standpoint at almost $700 Billion in spending. Besides the core water providers such as utilities and industrials, companies involved in agriculture, hydroelectric, waste management also have significant exposure to the water space since it is the backbone of their respective industries. The paper, which can be found on your site, also addresses where the opportunities exist for investors as companies in our universe provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com
Can you break down the water investment sector into sub sectors for us and what sub sector presents the most opportunity in the short term and long term and what factors are driving it?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

We like the water utilities since they have a monopoly as far as controlling the commodity to a large degree. With a guaranteed growth due to the public utility commission aspect of the business that reimburse for capital expenditures as we rebuild our water network in the US and build out water infrastructure in emerging countries. We also invest in various industrial aspects of the business such as pipes, membranes, water meters and desalination that have the potential for above average returns over the long run. The spending on water is especially strong in emerging markets. The growth experienced in the US in the 20th century will be mirrored in emerging markets but at a very compressed timeline-we estimate within the next ten years. Government will always have a hand in the oversight of water management and rates which in our opinion is a positive. Global governments realize GDP is completely dependent on water availability and use/reuse in order to sustain growth rates over extended periods of time. Therefore we tend to have a longer time horizon regarding our approach. We emphasize risk management with an eye on minimizing volatility in our products.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Its been noted that water is still a relatively small part of the overall investment in the cleantech space to date, with some of the well known names like Khosla recently making investments . Why do you think that is and what is it going to take to make water a more significant play in cleantech?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question over the last year. When we look at the Private Equity-Cleantech situation, there are several entry points starting with true venture investing and ending with the classic buyout investment. The Growth capital aspect of PE is tough in this sector because a lot of good properties have been bought by the larger water platforms-GE, Siemens, etc. The companies that are still private are private for a reason-either they cannot be effectively scaled or the owners don’t need or want a strategic investor. One of our Advisors, Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh, the former CTO of GE Water has broken the main issues into four areas that I think private equity should focus on before any investment is undertaken. The issues are as follows: 1. Existing laws not enforced. - Leading to significant increase in healthcare costs. Johns Hopkins estimates that costs of water related illness is about 12 -14% of the total US healthcare costs. This can be verified and validated by Bloomberg school of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. 2. Water problems are all local - Lack of availability, with no progress towards conservation like rainwater harvesting, storage, and water reuse. So, each community should take the responsibility both for conservation and reuse. Similarly each community should have a strategy to protect, preserve and prolong their underground assets to ensure safe, clean drinking water to their homes. If they fail to do so, they will be faced with very high costs and a failed infrastructure. Problem needs to be treated locally and on a state by state basis. 3. Price - Historically prices have been low. Now it is clear that the prices are moving up where we will move towards full cost pricing that encompasses the cost associated with treatment, conveyance and the energy to do both. The cost to treat and move water has gone up and the current price increases for water still does not reflect the true costs and only addresses the higher energy costs associated with moving the water. One way to keep prices under check is to leverage harvesting of rainwater and reuse with distributed systems. 4. Agriculture - Lack of water efficiency in agriculture and current use it or lose it water rights do not help in promoting conservation in agriculture. Subsidies / incentives need to be given to promote water efficiency along with penalties for polluters (groundwater contamination due to agricultural drainage). So the opportunity exists for investments in a combination of pre-existing technologies into a comprehensive solution set that can be provided in a turnkey fashion and for water conservation technologies at the residential, commercial, and agriculture levels.


More info:
Brennan Investment Partners LLC www.brennaninvestment.com
Read: Brennan Investment Partners LLC: Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond
A Dynamic and Profitable Theme in Any Economy – William S. Brennan, President & CIO
Water: A Global Growth Sector

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Water- Stocks.com Interview with Bill Brennan, Brennan Investment Partners LLC Discusses Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond

Where the opportunities exist for investors, as companies provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis


Point Roberts WA, DELTA, BC –November 10, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents an interview with Bill Brennan, President & CIO
of Brennan Investment Partners LLC, an investment advisor that specializes in the analysis of and investment in domestic and foreign securities of the global water business

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill can you give our readers some background on your history in the water sector and some insight into your firm’s focus and direction.


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I started out as an engineer in the environmental area dealing with ground water quality issues and the actual construction of drinking water and waste water plants globally 20 years ago. I then went to Coopers & Lybrand where I headed up the environmental consulting arm in the Eastern US. After business school I went over to the public company side as an equity analyst with Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco where I focused on industrial and environmental companies. My specific water focus regarding equities is directly attributed to John Dickerson at Summit Global in San Diego and the direction he has provided me since 1994. John liked the fact that I had actual experience as an engineer/consultant and public equity experience in the water space. He taught me a great deal about becoming a true value investor in the water space and has heavily influenced my value approach to investing. Over the last ten years I have managed various water products here in the States and in Europe. I presently manage the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund-KWINX as the portfolio manager and the sub advisor.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill, your firm issued a report, Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond that examines the substantial opportunity in the sector. Can you give our readers a summary of the scope and size of the market potential?

A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

The size of the market and the global opportunity is staggering. We estimate that approximately 550+ companies around the world provide numerous services and products into the water sector which is the third largest industry from an embedded capital standpoint at almost $700 Billion in spending. Besides the core water providers such as utilities and industrials, companies involved in agriculture, hydroelectric, waste management also have significant exposure to the water space since it is the backbone of their respective industries. The paper, which can be found on your site, also addresses where the opportunities exist for investors as companies in our universe provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com
Can you break down the water investment sector into sub sectors for us and what sub sector presents the most opportunity in the short term and long term and what factors are driving it?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

We like the water utilities since they have a monopoly as far as controlling the commodity to a large degree. With a guaranteed growth due to the public utility commission aspect of the business that reimburse for capital expenditures as we rebuild our water network in the US and build out water infrastructure in emerging countries. We also invest in various industrial aspects of the business such as pipes, membranes, water meters and desalination that have the potential for above average returns over the long run. The spending on water is especially strong in emerging markets. The growth experienced in the US in the 20th century will be mirrored in emerging markets but at a very compressed timeline-we estimate within the next ten years. Government will always have a hand in the oversight of water management and rates which in our opinion is a positive. Global governments realize GDP is completely dependent on water availability and use/reuse in order to sustain growth rates over extended periods of time. Therefore we tend to have a longer time horizon regarding our approach. We emphasize risk management with an eye on minimizing volatility in our products.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Its been noted that water is still a relatively small part of the overall investment in the cleantech space to date, with some of the well known names like Khosla recently making investments . Why do you think that is and what is it going to take to make water a more significant play in cleantech?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question over the last year. When we look at the Private Equity-Cleantech situation, there are several entry points starting with true venture investing and ending with the classic buyout investment. The Growth capital aspect of PE is tough in this sector because a lot of good properties have been bought by the larger water platforms-GE, Siemens, etc. The companies that are still private are private for a reason-either they cannot be effectively scaled or the owners don’t need or want a strategic investor. One of our Advisors, Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh, the former CTO of GE Water has broken the main issues into four areas that I think private equity should focus on before any investment is undertaken. The issues are as follows: 1. Existing laws not enforced. - Leading to significant increase in healthcare costs. Johns Hopkins estimates that costs of water related illness is about 12 -14% of the total US healthcare costs. This can be verified and validated by Bloomberg school of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. 2. Water problems are all local - Lack of availability, with no progress towards conservation like rainwater harvesting, storage, and water reuse. So, each community should take the responsibility both for conservation and reuse. Similarly each community should have a strategy to protect, preserve and prolong their underground assets to ensure safe, clean drinking water to their homes. If they fail to do so, they will be faced with very high costs and a failed infrastructure. Problem needs to be treated locally and on a state by state basis. 3. Price - Historically prices have been low. Now it is clear that the prices are moving up where we will move towards full cost pricing that encompasses the cost associated with treatment, conveyance and the energy to do both. The cost to treat and move water has gone up and the current price increases for water still does not reflect the true costs and only addresses the higher energy costs associated with moving the water. One way to keep prices under check is to leverage harvesting of rainwater and reuse with distributed systems. 4. Agriculture - Lack of water efficiency in agriculture and current use it or lose it water rights do not help in promoting conservation in agriculture. Subsidies / incentives need to be given to promote water efficiency along with penalties for polluters (groundwater contamination due to agricultural drainage). So the opportunity exists for investments in a combination of pre-existing technologies into a comprehensive solution set that can be provided in a turnkey fashion and for water conservation technologies at the residential, commercial, and agriculture levels.


More info:
Brennan Investment Partners LLC www.brennaninvestment.com
Read: Brennan Investment Partners LLC: Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond
A Dynamic and Profitable Theme in Any Economy – William S. Brennan, President & CIO
Water: A Global Growth Sector

Research more global water stocks at the water Stocks Directory

Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc. is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Wescorp's patented, highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WSCE/Default.asp
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.
Marketplace water opportunities for business and investors:
Sign up here: http://www.investorideas.com/marketplace/signup.asp

About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investorideas.com creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase companies (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp, http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

For More Information Contact:
Water-stocks.com
Dawn Van Zant 800-665-0411
Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com
Web Site: www.InvestorIdeas.com www.water-stocks.com

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For More Information Contact:
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Dawn Van Zant 800-665-0411
Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com
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