15 articles in Poland
In tandem with its Q3 results announcement on 9th November, BWT AG announced that the WAB Group has raised its holding in the company to 59% under the ongoing mandatory takeover offer.
A 6.8% rise in global water tariffs masks significant changes in the way local authorities calculate their rates. David Zetland gets behind the numbers.
The 2011 Global Water Awards: Water Performance Initiative of the Year Vol 12, Issue 2 (February 2011)
For an initiative undertaken by a water utility which represents the most significant commitment to improving the long-term performance of water services to the public. Those shortlisted in this category will present their initiatives on 18 April at the Global Water Summit in Berlin, with the audience voting live for the final winner.
This month’s chart shows the volume market share of the four major bottled water brand owners: Nestlé (with Perrier, Vittel, Poland Spring, San Pellegrino and others), Danone (with Evian, Volvic, Aqua and others), Coca-Cola (with Dasani, Bonaqa, Spring and others), and PepsiCo (with Aquafina and Propel).
With EU funding flooding in, private Suez is well placed to clean up.
The bank has been breaking the multilateral mould. The EBRD Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure team sees itself as being at the forefront of innovation in the multilateral lending community. In addition to its equity investment in United Utilities’ central European portfolio reported in last month’s GWI, it broke new ground in a number of other deals.
Enormous investment in the water and wastewater sectors is required to bring standards in central and eastern European countries up to those in the West. A massive €180 billion will be required, even more than the €110 billion needed in the energy sector, according to a report by the German economics institute DIW.
In mid-July Gelsenwasser acquired a 46% stake in water company PWiK (Przedsiebiorstwo Wodociagow i Kanalizacji) in Glogów, Poland.
The Polish capital, Warsaw, has invited expressions of interest from advisers to prepare tender documents for the Czajka wastewater BOT. The notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities and Polish newspapers last month.
Welcome to the June issue of Global Water Intelligence. The last few months have been something of a mixed bag for international private water companies. A number of important transactions have come to market, several projects are nearing close, and contracts for big-ticket deals such as Puerto Rico and Pudong have been signed.