Water as an Asset Class

Economist Willem Buiter's recent essay in the newsletter "Thirsty Cities—Urbanization to Drive Water Demand” surveys the growth of world population, concentration in urban areas, rising demand, resulting pressure on existing supplies and investment implications. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will provide multiple references to opinions and data relative to water rights, disputes, finance, and the notion of the basic allocation of water as an essential human right may be the single most important debate of our time.  __________________________________________________________________________

Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.


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