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ERI quashes sale rumours after CEO shuffle Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Observers were quick to connect the surprise departure of Joel Gay last month with the delayed commercialisation of Energy Recovery’s VorTeq product, fanning rumours of a possible takeover by Schlumberger. New CEO Chris Gannon sets the record straight.

Water Planet eyes the next big thing in water Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Having spun off its membrane manufacturing division, where can the California-based company go next? GWI speaks to CEO Eric Hoek.

Making water the hot trend Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

It’s time for water leaders to shift to the demand side of the business equation, argues Debra Coy.

Californian water utilities see the darker side of decoupling Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Decoupling volumetric water sales from revenues has resulted in reduced revenue volatility. It is now about to feed through into dramatic cuts in the sector’s return on equity.

Big PPPlans Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

  • Donald Trump has published his plans to spend $1.5 trillion rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Without offering more than $200 billion of federal funding, it didn’t...
  • Argentina’s AySA tested the appetite of foreign investors with a $500 million bond issue this month. Next, the utility will start...
  • El Salvador is also considering private finance to help with its $...

Americas water in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Granite Construction has agreed to acquire Nasdaq-listed Layne Christensen for $565 million, equivalent to an EBITDA/EV multiple of 8.2x. The deal furthers Granite’s penetration into the water sector following the 2013 acquisition of tunnelling specialist Kenny Construction.

Progress, but with the odd hiccough Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The biggest player in the North American contract operations market is getting back to its winning ways, but not every customer is overwhelmed by Veolia’s proposition.

Making Trump’s plan work Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Christopher Gasson says we will need a big productivity increase.

Trump’s plan hatches reforms to boost private water Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The blueprint released this month includes a host of canny policy shifts which could meaningfully improve the landscape for the private sector.

Veolia North America finds new strategies for growth after PPS fails to make headway Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The French company is no longer pursuing its Peer Performance Solutions business model, despite its early success with New York City. Instead, CEO Bill DiCroce is bolstering its regional outsourcing sales force, and accelerating its expansion on the industrial side