7 articles in New Zealand
Two councils are embracing alliances as a way of streamlining water, wastewater and stormwater services. Splitting plant and network management is a new approach.
K-water launches Korean SMEs abroad while scaling up its smart water strategy at home Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)
With the Asia Water Council’s initiatives abroad gathering pace, K-water has set up a platform for channelling Korean SMEs to overseas opportunities. Efforts to tackle consumer mistrust of tap water mean that there is a lot of SME smart water know-how to be unlocked.
US water P3s – without the hype; New Zealand’s new model alliance; Cape Town gets pragmatic on desalination pipeline; Japanese concessions gain steam; India’s hybrid breeding programme; New plants for old in Abu Dhabi; all the latest project news from around the world.
The first sizeable PPP to emerge in the New Zealand water sector for more than a decade is generating considerable interest from the private water community. The prospect of co-financing from a local Maori tribe provides an interesting twist.
Watercare privatisation on the cards as Auckland struggles to fund transport plan Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)
New Zealand’s main infrastructure industry body is recommending that Auckland city council sell off its water utility to balance its books ahead of a significant investment in public transport. Watercare CEO Raveen Jaduram discusses the proposal with GWI’s Max Borchardt.
Suez Environnement has bought New Zealand-based energy management specialist Derceto to fill out its smart water portfolio.
A failure to address water risks could be limiting financial returns in the mining sector. It is also increasingly leading to hard investment decisions.