A friend of mine, who is very much up on the environmental issues identified a while ago now the coming water crisis. I have seen articles posted around the internet with regards to this issue, but it does seem to be going more mainstream now. Possibly for those with longer investing timeframes, this might offer an attractive opportunity.

As an aside, locally here in Northlands, New Zealand, farmers now have to gain Council certification to be allowed to access the water supply from rivers and deep bores. Prior to this week, access was free. We get a lot of rain. Other parts of the Country, specifically the Canterbury region have had droughts all summer, the worst in some 60+ years. Australia has had droughts for I think some three or four years now, all-in-all not a good outlook.