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Unformatted text preview: nergy management technology/software Cogeneration/waste heat recovery Gasification/pyrolisys Water The demand for clean water is continuing to grow as water resources become burdened by population increases, more aggressive agricultural practices, climate change and other factors. Accordingly, the world market for water and wastewater infrastructure is projected to be approximately $180 billion per year until 2025.6 Although much of this growth is expected to come from developing countries like China and India, the North American water market is growing rapidly as well. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that drinking water systems in the United States will need investment of more than $550 billion by 2019 to ensure the continued provision of safe drinking water.7 Canada alone will need to invest $79 to $90 billion over the next 20 years to return its water and wastewater systems to a state of good repair.8 Examples of potential target water investments include: • • • • • • 4 5 Water metering/consumption/irrigation Infrastructure repair and monitoring Conservation Irrigation Desalinization UV and membrane technologies “Energy Technology Perspectives 2008 Fact Sheet – the Blue Scenario,” International Energy Agency, June 2008. “Energy Technology Perspectives 2008 Fact Sheet – Renewables,” International Energy Agency, June 2008. 6 “Infrastructure to 2030,” OECD, 2006. EPA, as reported by Aqua Terra Asset Management at the Wall Street Green Trading Summit, 2008. 8 “Infrastructure to 2030,” OECD, 2006. 7 -8- • • • • Water reuse/recycling Sludge filtration/dewatering Wastewater treatment Water quality monitoring Sustainable Agriculture The $1 trillion global food industry is growing at about 5.8% per year.9 By contrast, the market for natural and organic products grew 21% from 2005 to 2006 and is expected to continue to grow at up to 10% per year until 2025.10 Certain segments of sustainable agriculture are growing even more rapidly. For instance, demand for organic dairy products in Canada has grown approximately 25% per year over the past five years.11 The General Partner believes that these organic products are becoming broadly accepted by mainstream consumers. According to a recent study, over 60% of U.S. consumers have bought organic food, and 85% of these consumers planned to maintain or increase the amount of organic food they would purchase in the six months following the study.12 There are also a wide range of non-food sectors within this industry, including organic pesticides and fertilizers. Examples of potential target sustainable agriculture investments include: • • • • • • Branded natural and organic foods Food processors Fresh and packaged goods distribution Specialized/niche retail Organic farmers/producers/livestock Natural and non-toxic cleaning products and consumer goods Clean Technologies With governments and citizens becoming increasingly aware of the potential environmental and health risks of carbon emissions and other industrial contaminants, the General Partner believes there are strong new business opportunities for companies that can reduce or remediate such contaminants. Globally, the size of the traditional clean technologies sector (remediation, waste management, consulting and engineering) is estimated to be as high as $500 billion13 and further growth is expected from new technologies that will increase efficiency and reduce emissions and/or resource consumption across the economy. As a result of expansion in this sector, it has been estimated that the Canadian market for clean technologies grew to $2.3 billion per year as of 200414, up significantly from approximately $1.85 billion in 200015. Examples of potential target clean technologies investments include: • • • • • Conservation technologies Resource use monitoring and metering Infrastructure optimization Air quality/treatment/monitoring and odour control Bioinformation technologies 9 “Prospects for the US Farm Economy,” US Department of Agriculture, February 2008. “The Past Present and Future of the Organic Industry,” Organic Trade Association, 2005. “Organic Dairy Farmers Wanted,” Canadian Business, April 27, 2007. 12 “Whole Foods Market Nationwide Survey,” Fall 2005. 13 “Global Demand For U.S. Environmental Goods And Services,” Journal Of Agriculture And Applied Economics, April 2004. 14 “Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector (2004),” Statistics Canada, 2007. 15 “Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector (2000),” Statistics Canada, 2003. 10 11 -9- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Consumer incentive programs Intelligent appliances Carbon capture/reduction technologies Waste resource reclamation Materials innovation LEED certified building materials Forestry and wood reclamation Green development/real estate Green roof systems Gasification Industrial cleaning/decontamination E...
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