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Deal-making activity steps up a gear as rival bidder emerges for SJW assets Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

A fifth player could be about to join the merger quadrille in the US regulated water sector, after an unnamed party emerged as a second potential suitor for NYSE-listed San Jose Water. What does the level of deal-making activity say about the wider trends in the market?

Trump’s trade tariffs gamble leaves US water sector reeling Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Price volatility and supply constraints resulting from US import tariffs are impacting contractors and manufacturers reliant on steel and aluminium for water projects.

Lean water resources act disappoints Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

With the federal infrastructure plan all but on hold until after the mid-term elections, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act falls short of industry expectations.

New accounting guidance could facilitate large-scale green infrastructure in the US Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Proponents argue that new guidance for a decade-old accounting standard could encourage water utilities to capitalise green stormwater infrastructure projects. It will take a wider shift in mindset for it to gain meaningful traction.

Project tracker Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Mauritania eyes seawater desal; Fayoum gears up for wastewater rehab; Central San refinery project moves ahead; Rhode Island legislation could stimulate concessions; Bogotá wastewater timetable clarified; Singapore to start work on Tuas WRP; all the latest project news from around the world.

Poileataigs translated Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • Three UK water companies have bowed to political pressure and moved to close financing subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands. Although the move will...
  • The English water companies have also begun to report their full-year results – and there is clear evidence that performance- based fines imposed by...
  • As Argentina negotiates its $50 billion IMF bail-out, President Mauricio Macri moved to veto a water tariff cut proposed by...
  • Egypt’s water minister has been promoted to prime minister, and moved quickly to introduce...
  • Spain’s new socialist minority government is under pressure from the irrigation lobby to build more desalination plants. Meanwhile, the European Commission is proposing...
  • Meanwhile, President Trump’s proposals for tariffs on steel and aluminium are creating difficulties for...

Oilfield water deals flourish as midstream model takes root Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Over $2 billion in private equity has been committed to North American oilfield water service providers in the last three years. The ‘water midstream’ model is here to stay.

Proxy fights – the new face of regulated water? Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Water M&A in the US just got ugly, with a four-way battle rocking the market from California to Connecticut. Is it a sign of things to come?

Xylem’s new analytics platform set to target utility capex reductions Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The creation of a new Advanced Infrastructure Analytics platform follows the recent acquisitions of Pure Technologies, EmNet, and Valor. Xylem CEO Patrick Decker explains his vision to GWI.

FGUA seeks qualifications for $40m operations contract Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

A slimmed-down opportunity in Florida is attracting widespread interest among private water operators.