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Water is the Key to Survival, Justice and Prosperity

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Hydropower, Tidal Power, Wave Energy

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

USA water supply: Thirsty for Answers

Preparing for the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change in American Cities

Cities across the United States should anticipate significant water-related vulnerabilities based on current carbon emission trends because of climate change, ranging from water shortages to more intense storms and floods to sea level rise. To help cities become more resilient to the rising threats of climate change, NRDC reviewed more than 75 scientific studies and other reports to summarize the water-related vulnerabilities in 12 cities across the United States. Although there may still be some uncertainty about what particular impacts threaten cities and how quickly or severely they might occur, action at the local level is the most effective method of reducing, mitigating, and preventing the negative effects of water-related climate change outlined in this fact sheet. NRDC urges cities to prepare for coming challenges relating to water resources. Fortunately, there are steps cities are already taking to become more resilient.

Chart showing impact of climate change on USA cities' water supply:

NRDC compiled local and regional research on the water-related impacts facing 12 U.S. cities due to climate change. The slideshow and map of USA water vulnerabilities offer snapshots of some of those threats. More information about each chart and figure is available in each corresponding chapter. Note: if a particular impact is not included in our summary charts, it does not necessarily mean that city is not vulnerable to that impact. Rather, it means that we did not find well-documented local research or data studying or making a determination about that change or impact.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Publicly-traded water companies, stock symbols

Here are some of the major publicly-listed water-related stocks available:

Badger Meter (AMEX: BMI)
Calgon Carbon Corp (NYSE: CCC)
Claymore S&P Global Water (NYSE: CGW)
Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ: CWCO)
Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII)
Flow International (NASDAQ: FLOW)
Insituform Technologies (NASDAQ: INSU)
Layne Christensen (NASDAQ: LAYN)
Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN)
PowerShares Water Resources (AMEX: PHO)
Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP)
Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK)
Veolia Environment SA (NYSE: VE)
Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS)

Friday, September 11, 2009

US Coast Guard Developing Tidal Power in Maine

A pilot project for generating elecricity from tidal energy is underway in Maine, overseen and financed by the USA Coast Guard.

The project in Eastport, Maine will test tidal energy technology in the nation's northeastern region, home to some of largest tidal variations in North America.

Captain Jim McPherson, the Coast Guard's northern New England commander, says there's long-term potential for tidal power at isolated stations in New England and in Alaska.

Portland ME based Ocean Renewable Power Co. was tapped for the contract.

Full details on US Coast Guard Tidal Energy project in Maine

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Dry Spring; Author Chris Wood details North American Water Crisis

Here is how Canadian writer Chris Wood, author of Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America, describes his rationale for writing such an alarming book:

Atlanta’s drought, California’s fires, Mexico’s flood, Canada’s weird winters year after year… here at last is a book that connects the dots in a lively way between the headlines, the climate science and the forecast for tomorrow and the day after. 

When the climate changes, weather changes. And when the weather changes, so does our ultimate source of water. If your lifestyle, your job, your business or your community rely on water—and that’s just about all of us—you need to know what’s in this book. 

Dry Spring spells out the weather forecast for North America and the urgent reasons to begin preparing for the storm just over the horizon. It challenges environmentalist dogma, explaining why today’s leading campaigners for water pose a danger to its future supply. It offers visionary alternatives drawn from working examples around the world and here at home. 

In a way, I’ve been writing this book since I was a boy. I grew up half a century ago near a waterfall left over from the continent’s last big climate change—when the ice that covered my Canadian birthplace 12,000 years ago melted. I’ve covered the story off and on for three decades as a working journalist, reporting on catastrophes and conflicts around the world. The final product is the result of close to three years of focused work, scores of interviews, reporting trips to three countries, stacks of scientific reading and the generous help of many people, all to answer just two important questions

What does ‘climate change’ really mean to us here in the different regions of North America, over the decade just ahead? 

What do we need to do in order to be ready for whatever’s coming?

In Dry Spring, you’ll meet a Great Lakes ship captain, a Nevada ‘water-cop,’ an aboriginal elder from Manitoba, a new-age Texas farmer, a Mexican biologist, an east-coast fisherman, and many other North Americans who are finding out first hand what a changing climate feels like. You'll discover an underwater 'bank' in Ohio, a radical water exchange in Alberta, a recycled lake in Las Vegas, and other places where pioneers are breaking with convention to make water work harder while helping to rescue the environment. 

You'll learn the dramatic bottom line of climate change in North America and understand why our governments are so reluctant to confront it

Buy book Dry Spring by Chris Wood at online bookstore Amazon.com:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

5 Water Purification Stocks to Research as Longterm Investments

Here are some water-related publicly-traded stocks to consider for longer term environmental investment portfolios. Medium risk individual investors should consider dollar cost averaging as a way of building positions in green mutual funds and clean power exchange traded funds (ETFs):

Public Water Purification Companies

Badger Meter, Inc. BMI

Calgon Carbon Corporation CCC

Mueller Water Products, Inc. MWA

Pall Corporation PLL

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. WTS

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Photovoltaic Solar Power Companies

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Best-value Water Technology Stocks; Desalination, Purification, Tidal Energy, Wave Power

For longer term investors, your age can be your "safety net"

Your age is a starting point for how much of your portfolio should be invested in bonds and cash. This means, as a starting point or rule of thumb:

A) 30 years of age = 70% growth / 30% income

B) 50 years of age = 50% growth / 50% income

C) 70 years of age = 30% growth / 70% income

Of course this is only a rule-of-thumb and individual investors should consult their advisors about the ideal allocation for themselves. If one is somewhat risk averse, but still concerned about protecting assets from longer term inflation, a less volatile portfolio would be comprised of:

A) 30 years of age = 60% growth / 40% income

B) 50 years of age = 40% growth / 60% income

C) 70 years of age = 20% growth / 80% income

Further risk-rduction can be achieved by investing in funds rather than individual securities, particiualrly valid advice for smaller and medium size portfolios.

For those around 50 who have shied away from stocks and stock funds the past few years, the shakeout you feared has occurred and it may be worthwhile to dollar-cost-avrage into a rebablancing program that gradually brings your equity up to the desired level.

Recent weeks have been troublesome for professional and individual investors alike, but other basic rules of thumb and aphorisms must also be kept in mind:

Invest at the sound of cannons, divest at the sound of violins.

Buy when there's blood in the streets ...

When everyone is greedy, be a little fearful. When everyone is fearful, be a little greedy.

And on a more sobering note:

Never try to catch a falling knife ...

The trend is your friend ...

One thing to keep in mind is that you can almost eliminate individual company risk while enjoying strong sector returns by investing green stock mutual funds, clean energy investment funds, wind power ETFs, solar energy mutual funds and other diversified renewable power growth vehicles.

A stock that is way down can indicate a troubled company on the way to zero, while a mutual fund representing a hard-hit sector often offersextraordinary capital gains opportunities with much lower risk than investing in individual securities. Here is a link to some well-managed green energy stock funds, as gradually building positions in clean energy funds is a prudent strategy for longterm growth investors.

For this article on WaterIntelll.com, we are focusing on energy from water (tidal, wave, hydro), water purification / wastewater treatment, water desalination / water recycling and water conservation technology companies.

Some water stocks to research:

World's top water filtration company closed at 32.07 with a market capitalization of 3.8 billion, The PE is 18.2, the yield is 1.6% and PLL continues to exhibit strong revenue growth. The year's high was 43.19.

BMII manufactures flow measurement and control products for water utilities, municipal utilities and industrial customers globally. At 37.66, the shares are down from 62. 74 and now offer a PE of 23.9 and a yield of 1.17%. Again, here's a water-related stock that lomngterm investors will want to look into.

WTS is a specialist in water quality, water safety, water flow control and water conservation  with steadily growing revnues. At 27.86, the stock trades at 14.34 times earnings and yields 1.58%. Watts Water Tech is a solid USA growth company with rising worldwide sales, and with the stock not far off its 52 week high of 33.00, and from a medium term trading point of view, it has the potential to be among the first American stocks to regularly appear on New High stock lists, possibly giving it another $7 or 8 of momentum beyond the previous high. Definitely worth researching to assess how solid the revenue growth is ...

KHD is actually far more involved in the wind energy industry these days than they are in hydropower, but their roots are in small-scale hydropower and they are good at it. Developer, owner and operator of 20 EcoLogo certified generating facilities totaling 364 megawatt net to its interest located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Qu├ębec with 12 run of river hydroelectric plants; seven wind plants and one biomass plant. One wind project in development is an additional 132 megawatts and there are other projects in the pipeline. At 3,38, down from 8.01, the stock remains speculative but offers a diversified longterm green energy investment and a an experienced team.

OPTT is a wave energy technology leader that has developed the PowerBuoy wave power system. Though revenues are minimal they are starting to grow, and with the PowerBuoy already in operation off Spain, Ocean Power is worth researching.

This high potential clean energy stock closed today at 7.00, down from 19.75, with just over ten million shares outstanding.

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