Water’s Future Is Under Threat. How Investing Can Help.

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From catastrophic rains and floods in California to the continuing drought that has parched the southwestern U.S., the threat of excess water—or insufficient water—is ever present. Investors can play a role in ensuring a more sustainable future for this critical natural resource by allocating capital to companies that provide water solutions to vital sectors from agriculture to energy, Goldman Sachs Asset Management says.

Three companies to consider are healthcare/industrial conglomerate Danaher (ticker: DHR), water treatment and purification technology developer


Ecolab


(ECL), and water technology company


Xylem


(XYL).