Water Utilities


  • Matt Damon Tackles World Water Crisis     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo spoke with Oscar winner Matt Damon who is co-founder of Water.org, and the non-profit organization's CEO Gary White. Water.org helps end the water crisis among the world's poor.

  • Analysis: Nation's Water Costs Rushing Higher Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    While most Americans worry about gas and heating oil prices, water rates have surged in the past dozen years, according to a USA TODAY study of 100 municipalities.

  • Drought 2012: Water Stock Winners     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on how this year's drought has impacted water companies across the nation.

  • Is Drought Draining Nation's Energy?     Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Will dwindling water supplies cause the next big blackout in America? Christine Tezak, Baird senior energy and environmental analyst, weighs in with the impact of the drought's effects on energy.

  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America CEO, discusses his company's recent successful and collaborative efforts with Penn Virginia Resource Partners, known as PVR Water Services LLC.

  • Heiner Markhoff, CEO of Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water tells CNBC about the new technologies available to achieve energy efficiency. He adds that the company is exploring opportunities in the shale gas sector, but concerns remain.

  • Is water the next big commodity trade? David Henderson, XPV Capital founder, explains why his firm is investing in high growth water companies.

  • How to Play the Water Trade     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    There are a number of ways to play the water trade, from ETFs, to mutual funds, and water-related equities, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Make Money in Water?     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    David Rose, Wedbush Securities, discusses XYL stock and whether there is money to make in water.

  • Is Water the New Oil?     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    Will water will be the No. 1 essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn? Ronald Lauder, RWL Water Group chairman, provides perspective.

  • America's Water Systems A Wash?     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Discussing the current state of the private water sector with, Michael Gaugler, Breen Murray, Carret & Co. analyst.

  • Hot Water: American Water Up 22%     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:23 PM ET

    American Water operates treatment plants, dams and pumping stations, and provides other water services. Jeffry Sterba, American Water CEO shares outlook for the company.

  • Banned Luxury Goods Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

  • The Chinese government hopes to become a force in yet another environment-related industry: supplying the world with desalinated water. The NYT reports.

  • Buy Glaxo: Asset Manager     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 3:15 AM ET

    "I am looking for dislocation, opportunities to add value over a long period of time. You take a company like GlaxoSmithKline, profitability is up two-fold in the last 13 years, yet the share price is down 30 percent. So as a long-term investor, if I can buy Glaxo at 30 percent less, and 12 years on it has doubled its profitability, that's a good trade," Haig Bathgate, CIO at Turcan Connell, told CNBC.

  • Water Will Determine Companies' Future Success     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    "In many places water is taken for granted, but that is changing now, and we see a lot of countries becoming much more aware of their relationship with and dependence on water," Anders Berntell, executive director at SIWI, told CNBC's Investing Edge. He added those companies that were aware of their relationship with water and how it affected their businesses were likely to be more successful than others in the long-term.

  • Infrastructure: America's "Pipe" Dream     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    NBC's Jinah Kim reports on the closing of California's I-405 freeway for repairs; and fixing and paying for America's aging roadways, bridges and pipes, with Norman Mineta, former U.S. Transportation Secretary, and Andrew Herrmann, American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Aqua America's 125th Anniversary     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    Year-to-year, shares are up 25% for the water utility company. Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America chairman/CEO with an outlook for growth.

  • From Gulf Oil Spill to China     Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    One of the biggest players in water treatment is allowing companies to recycle water for industrial use in countries such as China who are dealing with a water crisis, with Erik Fyrwal, Nalco chairman/CEO.

  • Trading Water?     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    Could water be the next tradeable commodity? Discussing whether a water exchange is a good idea, with Neil Berlant, Crowell, Weedon & Co. managing director.