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Catalunya water escapes contagion Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Despite the rhetoric from Madrid around the economic value destruction caused by the independence campaign, the water sector is functioning as normal – for now.

New legislation to revamp bidding rules Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The jury is still out on what Spain’s new procurement law will mean for much-needed private sector investment, particularly in wastewater treatment.

Spain entertains desalination capacity boost for farmers Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

The Spanish agricultural lobby has reluctantly embraced desalination after the Tagus- Segura pipeline dried up earlier this year. Do the long-term economics stack up?

Divining the future of Spain’s municipal water concessions market Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The reversion of a further two contracts to public sector management over the summer could herald a worrying trend for Spanish private water operators. How much of it is political bluff?

The evolution of an operator: From water to data Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

As Global Omnium diversifies away from its core operations business, GWI charts the company’s history to understand the thinking behind its data strategy.

Global Omnium to launch digital suite for water to support overseas expansion Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

127-year old water company Aguas de Valencia is stepping up marketing of its ICT and data-driven analytics solutions under its new brand, Global Omnium, as the domestic private water operations market dries up. Outside of Spain it will need partners.

Europe water in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Ofwat chief executive Cathryn Ross has resigned, and will leave the regulator at the end of this year. The timing took the market by surprise, given that the next price review process has just got underway.

Canal Isabel II to sell off its Latin American water portfolio Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

A corruption scandal has forced the Madrid-based company to put its non-domestic holdings on the block. Ongoing investigations mean the sale process will be far from straightforward.

Inima emerges from revenue stagnation with dual-pronged growth strategy Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

The Spanish contractor has diversified its business model in order to meet the growth expectations of its Korean parent. It has yet to make a breakthrough in the Gulf.

Report highlights Andalucía’s sewage woes Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Tight municipal budgets and rising non-compliance levels at wastewater treatment plants in southern Spain have created a vicious circle of under-investment. With central government spending set to fall, is there a greater role for the private sector?