Global Water Intelligence Magazine


Vol 3, Issue 11 (November 2002)

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Project Tracker

Charting the progress of over 900 Desal, Reuse and PPP water projects in the international water industry.

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Hilo Airport... United States 24 Nov 15 The incumbent,... WWTP
REMS Phase 1B Australia 24 Nov 15 The deadline f... Reuse
Oklahoma Cit... United States 23 Nov 15 Severn Trent S... Utility
Goldsworthy ... United States 23 Nov 15 Low bidder Shi... Desal
Monterey Gro... United States 23 Nov 15 On 20 November... Reuse


News & Features

GWI Water Index

Water on the markets this month:

Global Water147.54+4.72%10 Oct – 10 Nov
Asia Water132.76+9.73%10 Oct – 10 Nov
EMEA Water105.92+0.30%10 Oct – 10 Nov
Americas Water179.08+2.58%10 Oct – 10 Nov

Chart of the month


Water and sanitation high up Lula’s agenda

The new left-wing government in Brazil has identified basic sanitation as a priority for investment. But projects are to be publicly run and funded.

The PT and privatisation

State water companies are not for sale – with the exception of Embasa.

Asia pacific


Oxera report on leverage and capital structure

By leveraging up, water companies have turned the tables on the regulator.

Vivendi waits

Vivendi is still tied up in the process of acquiring the UK’s Southern Water.

New water support plans from German ministry

Funds are to be made available to support projects in Syria, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

SIAAP chooses Ondeo... and Vivendi

Both of the big two French companies have won contracts in their own backyard.

Middle East and North Africa

Taweelah RO project to be rebid

ADWEA is unhappy with the proposals it received in October and has called for new offers.

Saudis shift closer to IWPP route

The IWPP model is emerging as the most likely way of developing power and water projects at Shoaiba, Ras Al-Zour and Jubail.

Leak reduction offers a chance to shine

Reducing leakage and consumption is a cost-effective alternative to desalination, and private water companies may be able to help in the Kingdom’s big cities.

The tariff problem

Tariffs simply must rise but there are social issues to consider.

Vivendi takes over in Rabat

By acquiring Redal’s utility services concession.

Biwater edges towards Dawasa deal

The UK’s Biwater is playing a waiting game in Dar es Salaam but has ruffled a few feathers in Francophile Africa.

Prosecutions to commence in Nelspruit

Biwater is owed R17 million in unpaid bills and has hired a law firm to take debtors to court.

South Africa’s leaking pipes

Leakage rates in South Africa are as high as 30% and that simply isn’t good enough.

Umgeni moves out of the red

Thanks to a cost-pruning programme.

News in brief