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The race to gain market share in the Chinese BOT/TOT market intensified at the end of last month when China Everbright agreed to merge its portfolio of water assets with that of HanKore Environment, creating a player with the critical mass to take on the big boys who have state backing.
CHART OF THE MONTH - Recent merger and acquisition activity in the global water sector Vol 15, Issue 1 (January 2014)
2013 will long be remembered as the year when M&A in the water sector simply curled up and died.
David Lloyd Owen - Tackling the Herculean task of flood risk management. Vol 15, Issue 1 (January 2014)
At first sight, the recent floods across Britain can make one feel overwhelmed by the power of nature.
Mexico has come up with a new way to kick-start water infrastructure spending – the government is writing off MXN100 billion ($7.7 billion) of municipal debt (see story p20).
Christopher Gasson argues that “localism” is a trend that the global water industry needs to live with.
The water sector has lagged behind the electric and gas industries in the adoption of smart technology. What are the dynamics driving the accelerated deployment of smart network solutions in the industry?
There have been a surprisingly high number of CEO moves this month in the water industry.
Water stayed ahead of the world markets in 2013, according to our annual analysis of the GWI Global Water Index, which starts on p8.
Healthy inflows into specialist water funds in 2013 are evidence of a resurgence of interest in sustainable investment themes. Who were the winners and losers last year?
Veolia wants to leverage its global reference portfolio – and its local connections – to penetrate deeper into the Latin American water market.