Assessing China’s dominance of the global PPP market

Over half of the world’s water and wastewater treatment PPPs are in China, according to GWI WaterData. The massive backlog of capacity under construction will catapult developers even higher on the list of global private water companies next year.

Despite the dominance of Chinese companies in the list of the world’s top 50 private water companies (see chart), the growth story of China Inc. is still being written. Thirdplaced operator Beijing Enterprises Water Group (BEWG) may currently serve over 58 million people, but 42% of its contracted treatment capacity is still under construction or in design. Considering its appetite for...

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