Is Water Becoming the Next Oil?

Water is an essential natural resource – and it’s only becoming more valuable. Now, water is becoming the next hot investment opportunity.

Despite 70 percent of the planet’s surface being covered by water, a mere 3 percent can be considered suitable drinking water. As pollution spreads and populations rise, fresh water supplies in highly populated areas are dwindling. Since 1950, the global population has nearly doubled, and water use has tripled.

“Much like oil, the growing demand for fresh drinking water is making it an increasingly valuable resource,” says Joel Sens, president of Seawright Holdings ( “Water is the driving force behind life on this planet. As water use continues to climb, more regions find themselves facing a critical dilemma.”