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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Frost & Sullivan Hosts Free Webinar: Water Scarcity - North American Solutions for 2010

Frost & Sullivan Hosts Free Webinar: Water Scarcity - North American Solutions for 2010


WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at 1 p.m.
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LOCATION: Online, with free registration
SPEAKER: Eric Meliton, Sr. Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

As water becomes increasingly scarce, it is important to find solutions that can be implemented. It is equally important to address short- and long-term issues. This briefing will do just that by looking at various water scarcity challenges that will affect North America in 2010 moving forward.

Highlights of this event include an overview of the water scarcity challenges in the U.S., including insights into water demand and availability; discussion of the major segment drivers and restraints, regulations and restrictions; analysis into water restrictions imposed on both municipalities and industrial end-user vertical markets; insights into recent case studies proposed or recently implemented; and a breakdown of proposed technological solutions such as desalination.

This briefing will benefit municipalities and water and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers. The insights derived from this briefing will also impact engineering, procurement, and construction firms that participate in the water infrastructure industry segment. Water use restrictions and scarcity concerns affect both municipalities and industrial end-user markets; therefore the challenges identified by this presentation will benefit participants looking to address some of these issues.

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"2010 marks the time to address water scarcity and water use restriction challenges in North America," states Meliton. "Several U.S. states are identifying treatment processes and technology that can help alleviate the burden on this natural resource. With restrictions imposed on both municipalities and industrial end users, the scarcity issue is becoming a major concern for 2010 moving forward."

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

California Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares 260th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend and 43rd Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

California Water Service Group Board of Directors Declares 260th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend and 43rd Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

SAN JOSE, CA--- January 27, 2010 - At its meeting today, the California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) Board of Directors declared the company's 260th consecutive quarterly dividend, increasing the annual dividend from $1.18 to $1.19. This represents the company's 43rd consecutive annual dividend increase. The quarterly dividend of $0.2975 per common share will be payable on February 19, 2010, to stockholders of record on February 8, 2010.

California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service Company, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. Together these companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to more than 2 million people in 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. Group's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT."

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("Act"). The forward-looking statements are intended to qualify under provisions of the federal securities laws for "safe harbor" treatment established by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, expectations, estimates, assumptions and projections, and management's judgment about the Company, the water utility industry and general economic conditions. Such words as expects, intends, plans, believes, estimates, assumes, anticipates, projects, predicts, forecasts or variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from what is contained in a forward-looking statement. Factors that may cause a result different than expected or anticipated include, but are not limited to: governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions, including decisions on proper disposition of property; changes in regulatory commissions' policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions concerning rate relief; new legislation; changes in accounting valuations and estimates; the ability to satisfy requirements related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations on internal controls; electric power interruptions; increases in suppliers' prices and the availability of supplies including water and power; fluctuations in interest rates; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; acquisitions and our ability to successfully integrate acquired companies; the ability to successfully implement business plans; changes in customer water use patterns; the impact of weather on water sales and operating results; access to sufficient capital on satisfactory terms; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; the involvement of the United States in war or other hostilities; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit ratings on our current or future debt that could increase our financing costs or affect our ability to borrow, make payments on debt or pay dividends; and, other risks and unforeseen events. When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the cautionary statements included in this paragraph. The Company assumes no obligation to provide public updates of forward-looking statements.

1720 North First StreetSan Jose, CA 95112-4598Contact:Marty Kropelnicki(408) 367-8200 (analysts)
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ING Raises $370 Million in IPO for the ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (NYSE Symbol IDE)

ING Raises $370 Million in IPO for the ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (NYSE Symbol IDE)


NEW YORK, Jan. 27 -- ING Investment Management today announced the launch of the ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund (the "Fund"), a newly organized, diversified, closed-end fund. The Fund invests primarily in a broad range of companies in the infrastructure, industrials and materials sectors that we believe will benefit from the building, renovation, expansion and utilization of infrastructure.


ING Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund raised $370 million in an initial public offering led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. The Fund began trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker "IDE".
"We are very excited to offer this new fund to financial advisers and their clients," said Mark Weber, Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Solutions. "We believe the Fund's research-driven approach to infrastructure investing is unique. Not only does the Fund invest in pure-play infrastructure companies, but it also invests in companies from more than 30 global industries that may benefit from the overall infrastructure development spending trend. We believe the Fund leverages ING's global research expertise and, specifically, taps the firm's highly experienced team of sector analysts in the Americas, Europe and Asia in a very broadly diversified, timely infrastructure investment."

"The need for increased spending on maintenance and new infrastructure is rising globally," said Chris Corapi, Chief Investment Office for U.S. Equities at ING Investment Management in the U.S. "Our belief is that infrastructure spending is driving the earnings growth of selected companies, and the strength and duration of this trend is particularly noticeable in infrastructure, industrials and materials industries. This is a strong, long-term investment theme for the coming decade and one that we feel may present substantial opportunity for investors."


The Fund is managed by ING Investments, LLC and draws upon a team of experienced investment professionals at ING Investment Management Co. ("ING IM"), the Fund's sub-adviser. The investment management team is led by Corapi and Uri Landesman, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Growth, who are responsible for the overall security selection and portfolio construction of the Fund.
ING IM believes that many mature economies are faced with the need to overhaul and modernize their infrastructure over the coming decades and that simultaneously emerging economies will be developing or upgrading their infrastructure to improve living standards and support the growth and productivity of their economies. Under the Fund's strategy, in addition to investing in the companies that own and/or operate infrastructure facilities in the infrastructure sector, the Fund will seek to invest in a broader range of companies, principally in the industrials and materials sectors, that the Fund's portfolio managers believe, based on proprietary research, will benefit from the building, renovation, expansion and utilization of infrastructure.
Under normal market conditions the portfolio managers will invest in 60 to 100 U.S. and international equity securities focusing on companies that they believe will benefit from increased government and private spending in six areas: power, construction, materials, communications, transportation and water. The Fund will also seek to secure gains and enhance the stability of returns over a market cycle by selling call options on either (1) the value of subsets of stocks in its portfolio or (2) selected equity securities held in its portfolio, generally comprised of a portion of the Fund's large-capitalization holdings.
ABOUT ING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
ING Investment Management is a leading asset manager and one of the world's largest real estate investors. As of September 30, 2009, we manage approximately euro 414 billion of assets for institutions and individual investors worldwide, and we serve as the principal asset manager of ING Group, the global financial services company. With over 5,000 employees and investment professionals locally based in 35 countries across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, ING Investment Management provides clients with access to domestic, regional and global investment solutions.
ABOUT CLOSED-END FUNDS
Closed-end funds like the Fund do not continuously offer shares for sale and are not required to buy shares back from investors upon request. Shares of closed-end funds trade on national stock exchanges and, like other securities, share prices will fluctuate with market conditions and at the time of sale may be worth more or less than the original investment.
For more complete information, or to obtain a prospectus on any ING fund, please call your Investment Professional or ING Funds Distributor, LLC at (800) 992-0180 or log on to www.ingfunds.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. Consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this information and other information about a fund. Check with your investment professional to determine which funds are available for sale within their firm. Not all funds are available at all firms.
This Fund has no historical performance. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please log on to www.ingfunds.com in order to obtain performance when available.
Principal Risk Factors:
Not FDIC Insured Not NCUA/NCUSIF Insured May lose value No bank guarantee No credit union guarantee
No Prior History - The Fund is a newly organized, diversified closed-end management investment company with no history of operations or public trading of its Common Shares.
Market Discount Risk - Shares of closed-end management investment companies frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value (NAV), and the Fund's Common Shares may likewise trade at a discount to their NAV. The trading price of the Fund's Common Shares may be less than the public offering price at any point in time. Common Shareholders who sell their shares within a relatively short period after completion of the public offering are likely to be exposed to this risk. Accordingly, the Common Shares are designed primarily for long-term investors, and investors in the Common Shares should not view the Fund as a vehicle for trading purposes.
Infrastructure-Related Investment Risk: Because the Fund invests in infrastructure companies, it has greater exposure to potentially adverse economic, regulatory, political and other changes affecting such companies. Infrastructure companies are subject to a variety of factors that may adversely affect their business or operations including interest rates and costs in connection with capital construction projects, costs associated with environmental and other regulations, the effects of economic slowdowns, surplus capacity, increased competition from other suppliers of services, uncertainties concerning the availability of necessary fuels, energy costs, the effects of energy conservation policies and other factors. Infrastructure companies may be subject to the following additional risks: Regulatory Risk, Technology Risk, Regional or Geographic Risk, Natural Disasters Risk, Through-Put Risk, Project Risk, Strategic Asset Risk, Operation Risk, Customer Risk, Interest Rate Risk and Inflation Risk.
Industrials Sector Risk - The industrials sector can be significantly affected by general economic trends, including employment, economic growth, and interest rates, changes in consumer sentiment and spending, the supply of and demand for specific industrial and energy products or services, commodity prices, legislation, government regulation and spending, import controls, and worldwide competition. For example, commodity price declines and unit volume reductions resulting from an over-supply of materials used in industrials and energy equipment & services industries can adversely affect those industries. Furthermore, a company in the industrials sector can be subject to liability for environmental damage, depletion of resources, and mandated expenditures for safety and pollution control.
Materials Sector Risk - The materials sector can be significantly affected by the level and volatility of commodity prices, the exchange value of the dollar, import controls, and worldwide competition. At times, worldwide production of materials has exceeded demand as a result of over-building or economic downturns, which has led to commodity price declines and unit price reductions. Companies in the materials industries can also be adversely affected by liability for environmental damage, depletion of resources, mandated expenditures for safety and pollution control, labor relations, and government regulations.
Option Risks - There are numerous risks associated with transactions in options. A decision as to whether, when and how to write call options under the Fund's strategy involves the exercise of skill and judgment, and even a well-conceived transaction may be unsuccessful to some degree because of market behavior or unexpected events.
When a call option sold by the Fund is exercised or closed out, the Fund may be required to sell portfolio securities or to deliver portfolio securities to the option purchaser to satisfy its obligations when it would not otherwise choose to do so, or the Fund may choose to sell portfolio securities to realize gains to offset the losses realized upon option exercise. Such sales or delivery would involve transaction costs borne by the Fund and may also result in realization of taxable capital gains, including short-term capital gains taxed at ordinary income tax rates, and may adversely impact the Fund's after-tax returns.
The Fund cannot guarantee that its call option strategy will be effective.
Issuer Risk - The value of securities held by the Fund may decline for a number of reasons that directly relate to the issuer, such as changes in the financial condition of the issuer, management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer's goods and services. The amount of dividends paid may decline for reasons that relate to an issuer, such as changes in an issuer's financial condition or a decision by the issuer to pay a lower dividend. In addition, there may be limited public information available for the Sub-Adviser to evaluate foreign issuers.
The Fund may also be subject to the following categories of risk: Foreign Investment and Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Risk, Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Companies Risk, Investment and Market Risk, Derivatives Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Illiquid Securities Risk, Distribution Risk, Tax Risk, Foreign (non-U.S.) Currency Risk, Portfolio Turnover Risk, Management Risk, Initial Public Offering Risk, Depositary Receipts Risk, Securities Lending Risk, Market Disruption and Geopolitical Risk, Current Capital Markets Environment Risk, Anti-Takeover Provisions, No Temporary Defensive Positions Risk, Sub-Custody Risk, Short Sales Risk, Preferred Stock Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, High-Yield Lower-Grade Debt Securities Risk and Leverage Risk. For a complete listing of all the Fund's risks with their descriptions, please refer to the Prospectus.
Important legal information
Certain of the statements contained herein are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements. These expectations are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due to, among other things, (i) general economic conditions, in particular economic conditions in ING's core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets, including emerging markets, (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) interest rate levels, (vii) currency exchange rates (viii) general competitive factors, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, (x) changes in the policies of governments and/or regulatory authorities, (XI) conclusions with regard to purchase accounting assumptions and methodologies, (XII) ING's ability to achieve projected operational synergies. ING assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this document.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What is Your Water Really Worth?

What is Your Water Really Worth?

Hydrocommerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet

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January 26, 2010 Edition
By William S. Brennan
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What is Your Water Really Worth?

A typical day for most adults in the western hemisphere begins with a cup of coffee, a shower and a brush of the teeth before we head of to work for the rest of the day. Most never even give water a second thought as we move about our daily routine since every time we turn the faucet, out gushes a commodity that never seems to end. But what would happen one day if you went to turn the shower on and nothing came out? Or worse the color was dark brown or something unrecognizable that reeked and was visually unappealing? What would you be willing to pay for uninterrupted clean water in the developed world? From an investment perspective, water prices are based on user expectations, failing to reflect the costs of infrastructure and maintenance. A prime example is the Metropolitan Board in Southern California where a 14% price increase did not cover the cost of delivering water, triggering the utility to access its reserves for $182 million. We bring this to light because this is not a one off situation. Water utilities get paid based on usage fees, giving them perverse disincentives to conservation and limiting their ability to invest in new technologies should water stress occur.

Most Americans as well as inhabitants of developed countries don’t pay much attention to the price of water because it is probably the cheapest utility bill that arrives in the mailbox. Think about it. Aren’t you excited that your cell bill is going down due to competitive pressures. So when is the other company going to show up at my front door and install a new water pipe in my front yard so I have an option who I should write the check to at the end of the month? Never! What you have now is what your children and grandchildren will have for the next 50 to 100 years. I can say that with a high degree of confidence since we have for the most part the same pipes and the same company supplying water over the last 100 years. Sure the name may change and the municipality may run out of money forcing it to sell its water works but the majority of us are dealing with the same company that our Grandparents did. This means that those same pipes that worked so well in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles since the 1930’s are still the same pipes that are bringing us our water today!

So what is the real underlying value of water relative to the state of our infrastructure, the energy used to treat and move it and ultimately, is it priced correctly? The water that runs into our homes goes through a comprehensive treatment protocol that is governed by the EPA before it ever hits the transmission pipes. The cost of treatment alone when you add in the energy to move water through various membranes and filters is likely far more than the average person realizes. Once clean enough for potable use, that water travels miles to reach its destination through a complex menagerie of pipes, motors, and valves before it reaches its final destination. Did you ever consider the energy cost to move water up a hill? Just ask the Metropolitan Water District in Southern California or Denver Water in Colorado and they will be happy to provide an answer. In addition, hydro electric plants regularly pump water uphill by “pumped storage,” in which water is moved from a lower-elevation storage facility (either a reservoir or a purpose-built container) to a higher elevation for release during peak demand. Although pumping the water uphill consumes more electricity than is generated by the water flowing back down, the financial return for the peak power is higher than the cost of pumping water during off-peak times. Did you ever give a second though to just how much energy is needed to provide water services? Energy is required to lift water from significant depth in aquifers, pump water through canals and pipes, control water flow and treat waste water, and desalinate brackish or sea water. Globally, commercial energy consumed for delivering water is more than 7% of total world consumption. Energy consumption effects water use more than we realize with 50% of our fresh water being used by electrical power plants

What most fail to realize is that the water industry is a “rising-cost” industry, with prices rising faster than the rate of inflation. Most costs are associated with infrastructure replacement, regulatory compliance (treatment), and population growth (for some areas). Labor, energy, and chemicals are the three major operating expenses for many systems where rising costs are coupled with flat or declining demand (conservation), another source of price pressure. One of the first points we always make with investors in the water sector is that water demand is relatively price inelastic; however, large-volume and discretionary use may fall due to price response. Ultimately, water customers experience the combined and regressive effect of water, wastewater, and stormwater charges. So get ready for higher water rates.


From our view, full-cost water pricing is essential for sustainability, as well as economic efficiency; in the coming years, accurate pricing will signal and encourage efficient production and use and emerge as the catalyst for behavioral change among end users. In the absence of full-cost pricing, subsidies can flow to or from water systems and sustainability will become more questionable, especially in regions where water shortages are expected to persist. Regulated water utilities, many of which are nongovernmental, are likely to charge customers for the full (accounting) cost of service. Presently many government-owned (but not all) water systems are reluctant to charge the full cost of service through rates. That will change albeit slow due to the political nature of the beast. Census Bureau data illustrate a persistent gap between expenses and revenues for water and wastewater services (comparatively). Remember, ratemaking can be politicized (“willingness to charge”), which may play a role in cost avoidance, including investment deferrals as we have seen from our not so stimulating U.S. stimulus plan. However, cost allocation and rate design are both technical skills that reside within the body of a water utility. And don’t leave out political skills which are needed too (communications, participatory processes, and accountability) in order to prepare the public for the inevitable price increases that we believe will be 3x-5x your present water bill over the next five years.


Often overlooked by most people, politics has and will continue to play the leading role in setting the ultimate price of water globally, resulting in prices that short term, may remain artificially low in comparison to the intrinsic value of water in certain parts of the world; not enough water stress exists in those areas to move pricing that wakes up the end user. Shortsighted but prevalent. Consider this as likely scenario…even while the average water usage drops among end users, the cost to maintain existing operations continues to climb. First, a minimum usage charge for those areas that the water usage does not support the underlying cost will be implemented. Ultimately, however, we will pay the full cost and when that occurs, pricing will become significantly higher and hopefully more intelligently applied across the usage spectrum. We anticipate that regional pricing structures will become more creative (as we have seen in certain parts of water starved California) – including tiered rates where the first tranche of water-basic “human right” water is priced just below or at full cost while the next tranche of water beyond the first tier is substantially increased through tariffs and usage levels that provide a true and measurable disincentive to overuse. So while you ponder over your next underpriced water bill (if you are lucky enough), consider picking up a few shares of the local water company if it’s a publicly traded security.


By William S. Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

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Monday, January 18, 2010

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Investoridea.com and www.water-stock.com release a new water stock profile for Two Rivers Water Company (OTCBB:TURV)

Investoridea.com and www.water-stock.com release a new water stock profile for Two Rivers Water Company (OTCBB:TURV)

Point Roberts WA, Delta B.C., January 18, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com and its leading water investor portal www.water-stocks.com announce the recent addition of Two Rivers Water Company (OTCBB:TURV) (NAVIDEC FNCL SVCS) to its directory of company profiles by industry sectors.

Two Rivers Water Company is in the business of acquiring, developing and distributing water in the state of Colorado.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

New for 2010 at www.Water-Stocks.com, Cleantech Water Investing Portal

New for 2010 at www.Water-Stocks.com, Cleantech Water Investing Portal

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –January 14, 2010 www.Water-Stocks.com, reports on new developments for 2010 for investors following the water sector. Investors can track trends in water with new columns, Hydrocommerce Corner - Where Water & Money Meet with Bill Brennan and coming Soon - BlueTech Tracker with Paul O’Callaghan.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Hydrocommerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet - January 11th

Hydrocommerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet

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January 11, 2010 Edition
By William S. Brennan
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The never ending growing imbalances in global water supply and demand have been well documented over the last 20 years. Based on recent surveys, groundwater levels, reservoirs, lakes and other forms of water capture/supply sources are running dangerously low around the world, exacerbating an unquenchable and unsustainable water consumption/replenishment scenario with no solution in sight. Somewhat quietly in our opinion, water prices continue to rise well above inflation in developed countries, which should have spurned investor interest to a higher degree than what has taken place.

So where is the disconnect? Investment in the infrastructure-pipes, reuse systems, metering, and the like and even the primary source of our daily water-water utilities has been dismal to nonexistent. The EPA presently estimates that we are $600 Billion behind in US water system upgrades alone. No stimulus package or packages will solve the funding criticality that we are now facing. The only sources will be taxes on goods that potential foul or contaminate water on contact, a significant increase in your water bill that will reflect full cost pricing-energy use, treatment and conveyance to your shower head, bathtub, residential irrigation system etc and lastly, private funds (in the form of public-private partnerships) that have been active in other parts of the globe but have been given a relative cold shoulder here in the U.S.. While the rest of the emerging world recognizes that water infrastructure is critical for continued GDP growth, The U.S. falls farther behind in rebuilding our water infrastructure, there by jeopardizing not only our public health at the local level but our status as a key economic growth engine for the world as we enter into the second decade of the 21st century.

In the capacity of a portfolio manager in the water sector for the better part of the last decade, I always believe that there are two camps-the group that recognizes that opportunities abound for solution providers when problems arise and the second camp that relies on others to solve those problems for them. From an investor standpoint, the primary concern always comes back to the basic question that I have been repeatedly asked over the years - How do I make money investing in water stocks. With global water shortages looming and the availability of potable water continuing to dwindle, there will be significant opportunities for the companies that provide the solutions to these issues. Investments in water have been far below expectations but we see a changing mindset afoot. A greater level of investment will emerge in the next decade with a focus on areas where water shortages are prevalent.

A bifurcation investment approach of investing in developed countries where infrastructure is well established and emerging countries where the infrastructure build out is just beginning is a prudent approach. The underlying themes will include increasing the water supply through re-use technology (water recycling) and desalination where sufficient energy sources exist. Unless you live on the down slope of a mountain, water movement and treatment is an expensive proposition that investors don’t fully grasp in the context of energy usage and requirements (we will cover this in our next article). In the U.S., Flowserve and Energy recovery are two companies that come to mind which should benefit from activity these areas. The meters area will be used to regulate and reduce our daily usage, whether it is residential, agriculture or industrial. With energy providers and agriculture being the two largest daily users of water (home usage surprisingly is below 10%), a renewed interest on reduction in usage in gaining momentum, thereby benefitting companies like Itron and Badger Meter. At the home level, be prepared in the coming years for a massive replacement of water efficient devices that Congress quietly passed in January 2008. This is mandatory for any new construction! Any appliances and plumbing fixtures that use water will be replaced by a more water friendly device in the upcoming years. Geberit and Pentair sit squarely in the middle of this event.
Lastly, water utilities should not be overlooked. Water Utilities/Utilities involved in water usage such as hydroelectric may not grow very fast, but they are remarkably consistent—delivering solid but not spectacular returns every year. This enables these stocks to deliver impressive compounded returns over time. Just remember what we consider a key point- we have never seen a water utility trade on a j curve! One must be valuation sensitive and be aware of local and regional issues when wading into the water utility investment pool. Seasonality, rate case delays, droughts can have a positive or negative impact on each individual company. As a value investor, water utilities will likely be our favorite subsector for the foreseeable future providing cheap, high quality companies with solid dividends that have a lower beta relative to the broader market, prospects for continued earnings growth, and the possibility for valuation multiple expansions based on increased cost for water treatment and delivery leading to higher water rates. In the context of what many professional investors are calling he “new normal” - diminished growth, deleveraging, and increased government involvement that will reduce profits and their eventual distribution to investors in the form of dividends and interest - we believe that water utilities could experience significant investor interest in 2010 and beyond. Why? Bill Gross, PIMCO’s bond guru said it best in our opinion, validating our investment thesis: “why not just buy utilities if that’s what the future American capitalistic model is likely to resemble.” We wholeheartedly agree! In a low growth environment, it seems that a company’s stock should yield more than its less risky debt, and many utilities, especially water utilities bought at the proper valuation metrics, provide just that opportunity. A basket of high yield water utilities such as American Water, American States, Cascal, United Utilities and certain Hydro electric companies such as CEMIG should be considered by investors that are in search of sustainable yield and stable growth.
Water investing is not a direct investment based on some arbitrary value per gallon of water, but a strategic investment in the many sub-sectors that are involved in its extraction, treatment, regulation, metering, conveyance and resource management on both the domestic and global stage. Many investors look at water in varying capacities: commodity, natural resource, alternative, and utility are just a few of boxes that water is placed by the investment community. Although water is continually referred to as the next oil, our approach has always remained that the consistent growth of the sum of the parts of the global water business will likely provide investors exposure to a historically solid growth commodity that no one can do without.
By William S. Brennan
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Global Water Indices

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Investing in water ….

Symbol - Name- Exchange

FRGWM.NX CAC GAS WATER ENX
F9TM.DE DAXGLOB WATER EUR GER
F9TL.DE DAXGLOB WATER EUR GER
3BQ1.DE DAXGLOB WATER GBP GER
3BQ0.DE DAXGLOB WATER GBP GER
3BQZ.DE DAXGLOB WATER USD GER
3BQY.DE DAXGLOB WATER USD GER
4N78.DE DAXSUB ALL WATER GER
^DJBWRT Dow Jones Brookfield Water DJI
^DJBWRET Dow Jones Brookfield Water Infr DJI
^DJBWRE Dow Jones Brookfield Water Infr DJI
^DJBWR Dow Jones Brookfield Water Infr DJI
^DJUSUO Dow Jones U.S. Gas, Water & Mul DJI
^DWCGWM Dow Jones U.S. Gas, Water & Mul DJI
^DJUSWU Dow Jones U.S. Water Index DJI
^DWCWAT Dow Jones U.S. Water Total Stoc DJI
VLEGW.NX EASYETF WATER VLI ENX
VLUGW.NX EASYETF WATER VLI ENX
I:NMX7570.L FTSE 350 Index - Gas Water & Mu LSE
WIAMERS7570.FGI FTSE AM-GAS WATER FGI
WIAMERS7570.L FTSE AM-GAS WATER FSI
WIBRA7577.L FTSE BRA - WATER FSI
WIBRA7577.FGI FTSE BRA - WATER FGI
WIEBLOCS7570.FGI FTSE EB-GAS WATER FGI
WIEBLOCS7570.L FTSE EB-GAS WATER FSI
WIEURPS7570.FGI FTSE EP-GAS WATER FGI
WIEURPS7570.L FTSE EP-GAS WATER FSI
WIEURS7570.FGI FTSE EU-GAS WATER FGI
WIEURS7570.L FTSE EU-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXEBS7570.L FTSE EXB-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXEBS7570.FGI FTSE EXB-GAS WATER FGI
WIEXCHE7570.L FTSE EXC-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXCHE7570.FGI FTSE EXC-GAS WATER FGI
WIEXDEU7570.FGI FTSE EXD-GAS WATER FGI
WIEXDEU7570.L FTSE EXD-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXUKS7570.FGI FTSE EXK-GAS WATER FGI
WIEXUKS7570.L FTSE EXK-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXSWE7570.L FTSE EXS-GAS WATER FSI
WIEXSWE7570.FGI FTSE EXS-GAS WATER FGI
WIFRA7577.L FTSE FRA-WATER FSI
WIFRA7577.FGI FTSE FRA-WATER FGI
WIGBR7577.FGI FTSE GBR-WATER FGI
WIGBR7577.L FTSE GBR-WATER FSI
WIHKG7577.FGI FTSE HKG-WATER FGI
WIHKG7577.L FTSE HKG-WATER FSI
WINAMERS7570.FGI FTSE NA-GAS WATER FGI
WINAMERS7570.L FTSE NA-GAS WATER FSI
WIPACS7570.L FTSE PC-GAS WATER FSI
WIPACS7570.FGI FTSE PC-GAS WATER FGI
WIPACXJA7570.FGI FTSE PXJ-GAS WATER FGI
WIPACXJA7570.L FTSE PXJ-GAS WATER FSI
EOWR.FGI FTSE WATER FGI
EOWR30.FGI FTSE WATER FGI
WORLDS7570.L FTSE WLD-GAS WATER FSI
WORLDS7570.FGI FTSE WLD-GAS WATER FGI
WIXEBS7570.FGI FTSE XEB-GAS WATER FGI
WIXEBS7570.L FTSE XEB-GAS WATER FSI
WIXJAS7570.FGI FTSE XJA-GAS WATER FGI
WIXJAS7570.L FTSE XJA-GAS WATER FSI
WIXSAFS7570.L FTSE XSA-GAS WATER FSI
WIXSAFS7570.FGI FTSE XSA-GAS WATER FGI
WIXUKS7570.L FTSE XUK-GAS WATER FSI
WIXUKS7570.FGI FTSE XUK-GAS WATER FGI
WIXUSAS7570.FGI FTSE XUS-GAS WATER FGI
WIXUSAS7570.L FTSE XUS-GAS WATER FSI
^HHO ISE-B&S Water Index WCB
HHO-X.W ISE-B&S Water Index WCB
^JYY ISE-B&S Water Index Settlement WCB
VLWAT.NX LYXOR ETF WLD WATER ENX
I1UB.DE PRIME WATER PERF GER
I2UB.DE PRIME WATER PREIS GER
^PIIWI Palisades Global Water Index DJI
^PIIWIP Palisades Global Water Index DJI
^PIIWIR Palisades Global Water DJI
^PIIWIT Palisades Global Water Total Re DJI
^ZWI Palisades Water Index ASE
SBOXGWAT.SG S-BOX GLOB WATER P STU
BNPIWATR.SG S-BOX WATER USD P STU
^VWIP Vontobel Water Index (EUR) DJI
^VWIL Vontobel Water Index (USD) DJI
^VWIV Vontobel Water Total Return Ind DJI
^VWIR Vontobel Water Total Return Ind DJI
^YHOh914 Water Utilities YHD
^WOWAXPD World Water Index DJI
^WOWAXP World Water Index DJI
^WOWAXPDC World Water Index CW DJI
^WOWAXPC World Water Index CW DJI
^WOWAXC World Water Total Return Index DJI
^WOWAXD World Water Total Return Index DJI
^WOWAXDC World Water Total Return Index DJI
^WOWAX World Water Total Return Index DJI

*posted January 2010
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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..

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.
http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

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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The Investorideas.com Water Stocks Index - Published at www.investinwhoyouare.com
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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Saturday, January 9, 2010

The World Resources Institute, General Electric and Goldman Sachs Launch Initiative to Measure Water Risks and Opportunities

The World Resources Institute, General Electric and Goldman Sachs Launch Initiative to Measure Water Risks and Opportunities

Water Index Will Offer Most Comprehensive Measure of Corporate Risks and Opportunities
TREVOSE, Pa.--Monday, December 07, 2009-- The World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), has launched an initiative to measure water-related risks facing companies and their investors. The initiative will develop a Water Index as a standardized approach to identify and mitigate water-related corporate risk.
The Index will offer one of the most expansive measures of water risks currently available. It will aggregate nearly 20 weighted factors capturing water availability, regulations, water quality and reputational issues.
As water resource constraints affect nearly all industries, the Water Index will be widely applicable. The Index will allow companies and investors to transparently and adequately capture the various components of water-related risk and will enable business leaders to make more well-informed investment decisions.
The Water Index will draw on publicly available data regarding physical scarcity and water quality and overlay important factors including the regulatory regime and social and reputational issues that have not previously been incorporated into water risk measurement. Ultimately, this mapping tool will allow users to combine and compare different components of the water risk assessment.
“In many regions around the world, water scarcity from climate change and pollution is starting to impact a company’s performance, yet few analysts account for water-related risks,” says Jonathan Lash, president of WRI. “WRI hopes that investors will begin ‘pricing in’ these under-appreciated risks, driving investments to support more hydrologically efficient designs and technologies.”
From the perspective of General Electric and Goldman Sachs, the Water Index will allow each firm to better advise customers and clients on water-related risks and opportunities.
“From a technology perspective, solutions to enable water reuse and mitigate risk already exist,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “Advanced solutions, such as membrane technology and water-efficient cooling technologies, are available to manage the risks once these are identified and measured, which is what the Water Index aims to do. We are thrilled to work with WRI and Goldman Sachs on this project.”
“Many environmental factors, including water, pose both challenges and opportunities for investors and businesses,” says Tracy Wolstencroft, global head of environmental markets for Goldman Sachs. “The Water Index will provide valuable insights that can inform investment decisions and will help identify new opportunities across sectors and geographies.”
About the World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.
About Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.
The Environmental Markets Group is responsible for ensuring that Goldman Sachs’ people, capital, and ideas are leveraged effectively to develop market-based solutions to environmental issues. The group partners with corporations, non-government organizations, and academic institutions to identify and provide guidance on relevant environmental topics. The Environmental Markets Group disseminates research and project results through a combination of publications, conferences and targeted outreach to engage and educate clients, investors and policymakers.
About GE
GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that's built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.
GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2008 revenues of $38.6 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. GE is imagination at work.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Water stocks news - Calgon Carbon (NYSE: CCC) Announces Acquisition of Zwicky Denmark and Sweden

Calgon Carbon (NYSE: CCC) Announces Acquisition of Zwicky Denmark and Sweden


PITTSBURGH---Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) and its European operation, Chemviron Carbon, announced today the acquisition of Zwicky Denmark and Sweden, long-term distributors of Chemviron Carbon’s activated carbon products and providers of services associated with the reactivation of activated carbon. Zwicky Denmark and Sweden had sales of EUR 3.1 million ($4.2 million) in 2008.

Commenting on the acquisition, Kees Majoor, Calgon Carbon’s senior vice president – Asia and Europe, said, “Since the Zwicky companies have been Chemviron Carbon’s exclusive distributor of its activated carbon products and provider of its mobile filter technology through a service center in Kolding, Denmark, the acquisition is an excellent fit with our existing operations. The acquisition is also consistent with our strategic initiatives to accelerate sales growth in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and to expand our service capabilities in Europe.”

Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.

This news release contains historical information and forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements typically contain words such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” or similar words indicating that future outcomes are uncertain. Statements looking forward in time, including statements regarding future growth and profitability, price increases, cost savings, broader product lines, enhanced competitive posture and acquisitions, are included in the company’s most recent Annual Report pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Further, the company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the company’s control. Some of the factors that could affect future performance of the company are higher energy and raw material costs, costs of imports and related tariffs, labor relations, capital and environmental requirements, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, borrowing restrictions, validity of patents and other intellectual property, and pension costs. In the context of the forward-looking information provided in this news release, please refer to the discussions of risk factors and other information detailed in, as well as the other information contained in the company’s most recent Annual Report.




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Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches Include Water Stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches Include Water Stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks, Coal Stocks and Homeland Security Stocks


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–January 6, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound investors.
Water Stocks, natural gas stocks, renewable energy stocks, coal stocks and Homeland Security stocks dominated the top ten search phrases this week.
Investorideas.com is pleased to announce two new water investing columns for 2010, scheduled to launch shortly; Hydrocommerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet with Bill Brennan and BlueTech Tracker with Paul O’Callaghan.
Investorideas.com and www.Water-Stocks.com are positioning to be a leading destination for cleantech investors researching the water space. The 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.
Homeland Security and Airport Security Stocks got an extra boost this week based on news of deployment of full body scanners by several countries as well as Cramer’s announcement of his Top 2010 Investing Themes: Homeland Security
The Top 10 Investor Search List is featured on Investorideas.com home page and is updated each Wednesday for investors to review.
This week’s top 10:

1. Water stocks - Visit the Water Stocks Directory to Research Water Stocks
2. Natural gas stocks- Visit the Natural Gas Stocks Directory to Research Natural Gas stocks 3. Natural gas companies 4. Renewable energy stocks - Visit the Renewable Energy Stocks Directory to Research Green Stocks
5. Coal stocks Visit the Coal Stocks Directory to Research Coal Stocks 6. Green energy stocks
7. Homeland security stocks – Visit the Homeland Security and Defense Stocks Directory to Research Defense Stocks
8. Alternative energy companies 9. Green energy companies
10. Airport security stocks

See our complete list of stock directories by sector at Investor Ideas and research stocks in each sector.

Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format . 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.
http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

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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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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