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Alexandra joined Allianz Global Investors in 2012 in marketing. She has held various roles in marketing,
operations and investments. Alexandra is now a product specialist on the Thematic Equity team while
also focusing part of her time on research related to sustainable themes relevant to the team’s SDG
strategies. She has covered the Global Water fund for five years and has five years of sustainable
Alexandra has a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College.
Physical and economic water scarcity have both drastic societal and economic effects. An increasing (urban) population with a growing demand for food, climate change causing more extreme weather and an aging infrastructure are the main drivers for water scarcity and water stress. Water scarcity is a significant barrier to economic growth, not only in already water-scarce regions
The US experienced its worst recorded drought in decades this summer. At its height, the unprecedented aridity extended across more than two-thirds of the continental area of the United States, with its most severe manifestations in the Southwest, but also extending to Oregon, Washington and North Dakota.