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This remarkable, dense book about water covers its uses, chemistry, issues, supply and technology, as well as the modern global water business. Steven J. Hoffmann, a water investment expert, explores the connections among water ecology, regulation and economics while identifying specific investment targets. This volume is for disciplined investors looking to exploit Hoffman’s information to further their own research. While finding the text somewhat long-winded and dry, getAbstract recommends it to technically oriented, serious investors seeking immersion in the water industry.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How water and global economies intersect,
  • How to invest in the water industry, and
  • What are the major industrial sectors and treatment processes that investors need to understand in today’s water industry.

About the Author

Stephen J. Hoffmann founded WaterTech Capital, a private investment company, and is co-founder and principal architect of the Palisades Water Indexes, tracking indexes for water ETFs. He is also a contributing editor to the Water Investment Newsletter.



“Planet Water”
Water, the source of life, has existed on Earth for 3.8 billion years. Some 39 billion cubic kilometers of water cover 75% of the planet’s surface, the same total amount that existed millions of years ago: 97% salt, 3% fresh. Water appears in liquid, frozen and gaseous forms...

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