Aliaxis Next, our specialist division set up in 2022 to acquire or invest in breakthrough water technologies, continues to tackle key water challenges. It has now created an ecosystem of seven disruptive water tech businesses and two VC funds focused on water solutions, investing a total of €75 million in these businesses, including a further €11 million in 2023.

The work Aliaxis Next’s companies are doing is critical. Without urgent action today, some 3.9 billion people are forecast to be living in water stressed regions by 2030. Already some 35% of water distributed through networks is lost in leaks, while 2.2 billion people lack access to safe water in their homes. Meanwhile 70% of the water withdrawn from the planet is used to produce food.

So, we’re focusing on four key areas where water challenges are severe – sustainable water management, resilient water infrastructure, water for food and access to water.

HydroPoint is working on technology to detect leaks and to make irrigation more efficient, while PulPac has devised packaging made with dry moulded fibre.

Aquarius Spectrum and Opti, which we fully-owned by Aliaxis, and Kando are all working to make water infrastructure more resilient, respectively using their technology for advanced leak detection in networks, for smart stormwater management, and to track pollution in wastewater, mining water networks for important public health data.

In the agricultural space, CropX is optimising irrigation systems to improve fertilisation and crop yields, while Freight Farms is a world leader in vertical farming technology.

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