5 stocks to profit from water scarcity

We all need water, and yet clean, reliable sources are hard to come by and increasingly drying up. That's where these companies come in.

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Aug 31, 2014 11:50AM
Dirty water, dirty air and dwindling food resources. Investing in cricket farms, water treatment and clean air systems would probably be a good idea. Glad I'll be dead by 2060! Far too many people nowadays and things will really suck population wise 50 yrs from now. Amazing how people can deny that overpopulation is the cause of it all. 
Aug 31, 2014 11:55AM
The fact that the 9 states want more water than the Colorado water can deliver can only lead to trouble for most of those states.
Aug 31, 2014 2:13PM
Drill a well now while you still have that right.
Aug 31, 2014 12:24PM
Dang I wish we could make a difference, I always wonder what kind of a world will my kids have to face when I'm gone. We should invest in desalination plants now all around the world to help ease the burden on fresh water.
Aug 31, 2014 11:17AM
I think the drought in the Southwest and the West is a little bit more serious that what this article is proposing.
Aug 31, 2014 1:09PM
My grandpa used to say "people in hell want ice water", an I bet they're still thirsty.
Sep 1, 2014 1:29AM
I guess that place I bought to retire on with plenty of annual rainfall, my own well water, solar power, enough land to grow whatever I need and raise chickens, possibly some cows is not as crazy as all the folks I know now that say...why you want to be a hick farmer for??? The city is so much more where it is all at...
Aug 31, 2014 7:18PM
"Profit from water scarcity"?  What a disgusting idea.
Aug 31, 2014 1:23PM
Let the water immigrate into this country unopposed, from Canada. Build a pipeline..
Aug 31, 2014 12:56PM
God gave us Water for free. Look at all the Rain Storms. Workers laid the Pipes for Wages. The Greedy put Meters on it. If you say that's for cleaning the Water, the Greedy are the ones who dirtied the Water, so, they should pay for the cleaning not us.
Aug 31, 2014 12:29PM
Soon no doubt  ads for water activists will begin to appear, seeking eager young folk with "no experience needed" to travel to various city's and spread the gospel about how we need to get rid of our lawns, tree's and stop washing our cars. 
 More "experienced" activists will no doubt want to take part in various councils, meetings and get together's around the globe, spending thousands of dollars and polluting our atmosphere with all of their carbon based travel, which we will be told we should stop doing in order for those more important to be able to.
Yes Americans we live in exciting times!. No doubt new expensive degree programs will be developed to train impressionable minds in the ways of taking what resources are still available and allocating their use for those who know "best".  
Sep 7, 2014 5:53PM
Desalinization and Purification Plants like they use aboard US Navy Ships or in the Middle East are Viable Solutions, since Water Blankets 71% of the planet..
The Government via the Media should Stop with the Chicken Little scare tactics already and do what we Pay them for..
PREPARE... If our Moronic Government took a fraction of  the money they use to finance Pointless Wars and Build these Desalinization/Purification Plants instead we'd have an additional Commodity to Truly Aid others in the world..

Sep 7, 2014 3:35PM
Glad my town decided to go with desalination plant years ago.  We have plenty of water now but still expensive if you over use it.  Lets hope the ocean never runs dry, we would be in a bad way then.
Aug 31, 2014 4:33AM
SING IT ; ;  cool...clear...water...water...
Sep 7, 2014 3:25PM
just keep building and letting more people over here should really solve all of are shortage problems.includig gas water food education medical and everthing else but one thing for certain theres no shortages of taxes.
Sep 7, 2014 7:12PM
If we could send all of the illegal aliens back it would help. 
Aug 31, 2014 11:53AM

Kiplinger is promoting the sale of stock in water in order

to get some "investors" to realign their portfolios (through

a brokerage firms that charge a fee) on the pretense that

there is a shortage of water. Scare tactics are common

place in ALL advertising!

Unfortunately, there are a great number of "fish" that will

fall for this ploy and swallow the theory HOOK, LINE and


Sep 7, 2014 7:13PM
Less than 1% of the Earths Water is potable and less than1/2% in drinkable.  Plastic and littering is destroying our eco-system.
Sep 7, 2014 6:00PM
It is interesting that the same people who own the most in oil and coal production are also buying up the rights to clean water resources in the USA and around the world while at the same time they are promoting Fracking in everyone else's backyard, poisoning water tables and people's well water.
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