Water Investing: 5 Funds You Should Tap

As the importance of water sustainability becomes ever more apparent, so too do the potential rewards of investing in water.

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Water sustainability might not be among the flashiest crises our planet faces, but it's certainly one of the most important. Put simply: All 8 billion humans on this planet need water. And as worldwide water shortages grow, so too does interest in water investing – that is, in companies that help treat, distribute and dispense water.

"Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socioeconomic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself," the United Nations says. It is also a finite and irreplaceable resource that can only be renewed if well-managed.


Data is as of April 17. Dividend yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for equity funds.

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Coryanne Hicks
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Coryanne Hicks is an investing and personal finance journalist specializing in women and millennial investors. Previously, she was a fully licensed financial professional at Fidelity Investments where she helped clients make more informed financial decisions every day. She has ghostwritten financial guidebooks for industry professionals and even a personal memoir. She is passionate about improving financial literacy and believes a little education can go a long way. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram or her website, CoryanneHicks.com.