On May 28, the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto hosted The Value of Water, a one-day workshop addressing issues such as freshwater scarcity and security, the commoditization of water and the crumbling water works infrastructure.Canadian Water Treatment editor John Nicholson made a presentation at the event that looked at the water industry’s reputation, as well as legislation, water in aboriginal communities, bottled water, environmental stewardship and the growth of the industry.

Nicholson noted that in 2006, water-related investment funds grew an average of 40 per cent compared to overall market growth of only 10 per cent. He also discussed the growth of the home/office water cooler market and how POU/POE business is migrating to bottled water.

To view his presentation, The Value of Water: The Incalculable Commodity, click here


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