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Yorkshire Water invites feedback on sludge Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The company wants to optimise the way it manages its bioresources by building a more diverse set of relationships with third parties. It is starting from a position of artificial inefficiency.

UK renationalisation debate moves forward Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The implications of the UK water sector being placed under government control after nearly 30 years of private ownership are complex and varied. Who would receive the better deal – bondholders or equity-holders?

Canadians bet on UK water for their pensions Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Recent changes in Thames Water’s ownership have seen Canadian pension fund OMERS accumulate more than 25% of the company.

Ofwat and private perception Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The work of the English regulator and private water companies has not paid off in the public imagination, argues David Lloyd Owen.

Fatbergs and the silo mentality Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Joined-up thinking could mean the sewer blockages facing Thames Water could be turned into an opportunity, says David Lloyd Owen.

Yorkshire Water mulling debut ‘social bond’ Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

As monopolies, water utilities have never had to worry too much about the wider benefits their interventions have on society at large. The sector’s first ‘social bond’ is set to challenge that notion.

United Utilities pushes the envelope on CPI Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A new 40-year bond linked to the consumer price index is believed to be the longest ever issued in this format by a UK water utility. With demand sporadic at best, what will it take to bring CPI-linked debt into the mainstream?

Data: the outperformance catalyst Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The ability to use data for proactive asset management promises much in the way of efficiencies for UK water companies going forward. Is the supply chain on board?

UK water market prepares to re-assess the ABC of DPC Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

An industry workshop on 9th October will give UK water players the opportunity to engage with the regulator to shape its vision for how future water projects could be financed off-balance sheet. What are the key points of contention?

AMP7 concerns mount as procurement kicks off Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Severn Trent’s AMP7 tender has reignited debate over the shape of client-contractor relationships in the next asset management period. Some will fare better than others.