Global market trades of water supplies seem a relative certainty as human populations grow, agricultural practices increase, and precipitation and snow-melt become more unpredictable. Investors are lining up to stake their claims. A recent article on the Times Online UK edition explains the likely scenario in an article entitled: Water whets the appetite of commodity traders with an eye to the next fortune.
The exact way water would fit into global market is still a bit ambiguous. It could be comparable to current markets in Australia or even micro-markets in the US where water rights are sold and/or traded simultaneously. A parallel is even drawn to current Carbon Markets – Emissions Trading. One thing is for sure, there are many individuals that would like to make a profit on the liquid of life – water.