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Severn Trent to open pipes to competition Vol 5, Issue 11 (November 2004)

The ombudsman has forced the firm to let a competitor use its pipes to reach a customer; but elsewhere efforts to introduce competition are going slowly.

South Staffs moves to Bahrain Vol 5, Issue 11 (November 2004)

First Islamic Investment Bank has paid a handsome price for the utility.

The bargain basement Vol 5, Issue 11 (November 2004)

Where is the international private water industry headed?

Who dares challenge Ofwat? Vol 5, Issue 11 (November 2004)

The regulator can only benefit from a challenge at the Competition Commission, but the water companies can lose as well as win.

Cascal turns cash cow for Biwater Vol 5, Issue 10 (October 2004)

The joint venture with Nuon put a shine on the contractor’s otherwise disappointing performance.

Thames' ownership vision Vol 5, Issue 10 (October 2004)

In an exclusive interview, Thames Water's chief executive Bill Alexander explains how asset ownership defines RWE's strategy in the water sector.

The survivor in a squeeze Vol 5, Issue 10 (October 2004)

Thames’ chief executive Bill Alexander has been in the job a long time. The latest reorganisation puts him under pressure.

Tozzi looks to fill Augean stable Vol 5, Issue 10 (October 2004)

With a wave of merger opportunities expected in the wake of Ofwat’s price review, former Mid Kent Water chairman Keith Tozzi hopes to clean up.

Environment Agency raises WFD fears Vol 5, Issue 9 (September 2004)

80% of Britain’s waste discharges might not comply with the Water Framework Directive. It is going to cost a lot of money to put things right.

Ofwat ruling sparks appeals Vol 5, Issue 9 (September 2004)

Last month’s draft determinations have upset Thames and AWG. Will they complain to the Competition Commission if they don’t get their way in December?