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OPPORTUNITIES Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain is set to tender ten 25-year concessions next summer, covering more than...
  • Morocco is pushing ahead with a major new privately financed desalination plant...
  • The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority has proposed a private finance model to expand its 91,000m3/d Hamriyah plant to a possible...
  • The bankruptcy of M&G Chemicals has created an intriguing opportunity for intrepid water investors. The company owns an 8.8MGD (33,300m3/d) desal plant in...
  • Sri Lanka’s National Water Supply and Drainage Board is on the cusp of approving shortlisted bidders for the country’s first large-scale desalination plant and its first...

Castilla-La Mancha readies BOT programme Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The Spanish region is finally on the verge of launching a €650 million wastewater concessions initiative. Has it learned from the mistakes of the past, or is it just a case of castles in the air?

Water utilities drowning in data ask solutions providers for simplicity Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Results from Europe’s pioneering smart water solutions project SW4EU were presented in November with the take-home message of “keep it simple”. Does the data avalanche need to be excavated from within?

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.