Only 3% of the Earth's water is fresh water.
69% of the fresh water is capped, 30% is ground water – only 1% of the world’s freshwater (or 0.07% of all water on Earth) is readily available to us.
Hungary has no access to seas, but has an incredible wealth in water. There are more than 1,300 thermal springs, with 123 in Budapest alone.
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic has good specialized education, R&D and high number of professionals in fresh water related sciences and technologies.
The developed industrial countries currently use 2-3 times as much water as the natural water cycle provides.
Population growth is a major contributor to water scarcity.
Agricultural and industrial sectors account for approximately 90% of direct water withdrawals.
The environmental impact and the financial value of freshwater technologies, what clean, save use, measure fresh water, grow rapidly.
The Fund’s investment strategy is to invest in established companies, which have developed and/or are operating innovative and scalable proven technologies in the water sector and water-intensive industries, and are ready to go cross-border throughout Europe and/or globally.
The Fund will limit its investments to European- based portfolio companies with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe (incl. the Balkan states) and the DACH region.