3 May 2011

Loans on water supplies?

A reader asks:
I came across Aguanomics while looking for parties involved in water finance and investing. Any chance you would know of banks, funds or others that would lend against interests in groundwater leases and supply contracts?
Most contracts and leases have value in a secondary market, so financing should exist.

Does anyone know of companies or individuals that finance these water assets? Of any transactions of this nature? In the US or elsewhere in the world?