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Thames faces fresh tidal wave of criticism Vol 14, Issue 8 (August 2013)

An application to hike tariffs to fund the purchase of land for the controversial Thames Tideway tunnel has provided further fodder for the project’s detractors. Meanwhile, pre-qualification for the main contracts is underway.

CHART OF THE MONTH - GWI DesalData’s long-range desalination market forecast Vol 14, Issue 7 (July 2013)

This month’s chart comes from our recent DesalData webinar. The green bars show our long-range desalination market forecast.

David Lloyd Owen - A few home truths about water and energy. Vol 14, Issue 7 (July 2013)

The UK-based Energy Saving Trust has just published ‘At Home with Water’, which looks at usage patterns and highlights areas where water and energy bills can be reduced.

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 14, Issue 7 (July 2013)

Severn Trent risked incurring further wrath from its shareholders when it revealed on 17 July that it had spent £19 million (more than 1% of its annual turnover) in legal, advisory and other costs in dealing with the failed takeover bid from a Borealis-led consortium earlier this year.

Heightened risk threatens UK credit spreads Vol 14, Issue 7 (July 2013)

A new survey for Water UK shows a dramatic rise in the risk perception of regulated water utilities since 2009. It could mean companies are required to pay more to access wholesale funding in future.

David Lloyd Owen - Blue Flag Blues; why bathing water doom and gloom is good for you Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

As expected, 2012 was officially a drab year when it came to bathing water quality as torrents of rainwater flushed out everything Britain had to offer onto its beaches.

Full-year results show UK firms feeling the pinch Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

High inflation failed to stop profits being squeezed during the last year. Bad weather and bad debt played a part.

GWI INVESTS Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

Global Water Intelligence is taking a 25% stake in Amane Advisors as part of a new consulting partnership.

Third time unlucky for Severn Trent takeover deal Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

The company’s refusal to discuss the latest LongRiver takeover bid has been criticised by hedge-fund shareholders.

Viridor dampens enthusiasm for South West Water parent Vol 14, Issue 6 (June 2013)

Pennon’s problematic waste-management division may be limiting its options, despite renewed takeover rumours.