Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Chilean private water market spooked by new legislation

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A recent parliamentary vote threatens to jeopardise regulatory certainty for international investors in the Chilean water market. The fall-out could be catastrophic for the sector.

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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Westside Rec... United States 20 Feb 17 The deadline f... Reuse
Trenton O&M ... United States 20 Feb 17 The contract h... Utility
Elwha O&M re... United States 17 Feb 17 The National P... Utility
Pure Water M... United States 16 Feb 17 A mandatory pr... Reuse
Woonsocket W... United States 16 Feb 17 City Council a... WTP

Biosolids DBFOs start to gain traction in North America

There is an unprecedented level of interest in privately financed biosolids projects among municipalities in the US and Canada. Will this translate into opportunities on the ground?

Membranes buoy Anaergia amid tepid waste-to-energy growth

Although the slow growth of Anaergia’s core sludge treatment market has delayed a possible IPO, the company’s membrane business is making promising strides.

Unique challenges set to define Colombia’s PPP roadmap for water

A brace of very different projects could define the way Colombia moves forward with private sector participation in the water sector. Environmental deadlines and local disputes have not made it an easy ride for the contracting authorities.

Peruvian reform programme promises to de-bottleneck stalled PPP pipeline

Peru’s struggle to push successful PPPs over the finish-line suffered a serious blow last year, when only a single project was approved. How can the government re-engage with the private sector to create a workable environment for water...

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All Trumped up

In case anyone missed it, the United States has a new president, Donald J. Trump, who was sworn into office on 20 January. In these contentious times, it’s best to focus on the facts as we try to decipher what a Trump presidency could mean for the US water sector. There should be no surprises when it comes to Trump’s intentions; in his first few weeks of office, he is doing exactly what he promised to do while campaigning. He vehemently dislikes any regulation he thinks impedes business, enthusiastically promotes US energy independence and... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Americas

Market digests impact of Brookfield’s Brazilian buy

Brookfield’s $768 million acquisition of Brazilian water concessionaire Odebrecht Ambiental –...

Copasa shares jump as tariff methodology is unveiled

Shares in Brazilian water concessionaire Copasa climbed to their highest level in nearly two years after...

Predictable revenue flows boost H2O’s investibility

A greater emphasis on revenue predictability enabled TSX-listed water treatment company H2O Innovation to...

Stantec-MWH deal creates global water powerhouse

Stantec’s $795 million take-over of MWH Global – formally announced on Tuesday – will add...

Private Sector Participation in Water: Opportunities for Investment and Expertise

Private Sector Participation in Water documents emerging opportunities for both for those looking to deploy capital in the sector and those interested in new business models for selling their expertise into the sector. Laying out all the information you will need to develop a dynamically successful strategy to make the most of the new paradigm for water service delivery.

Energy Recovery looks to defy cyclical desal earn...

A packaged energy recovery solution announced this month will provide both firms with a new base of recurring revenues. The service...

Americas water in brief

A new passive exchange-traded fund launched on 14 February is the latest vehicle to offer exposure to the water industry.

US investor-owned water utilities enjoy a bumper ...

The valuations of many listed US water utilities rose to unprecedented highs in the first half of 2016. How can they sustain the...

Municipal spending drives strong US water equipme...

A noted uptick in municipal spending and an easing of industrial headwinds paints a positive picture for US equipment stocks going...

Sanepar leads the charge as Brazilian water stock...

The Paraná-based concessionaire finally made it to the big time in 2016, as international investors began to appreciate its...

EPM’s internationalisation strategy goes under th...

The 2015 takeover of Chilean water concessionaire Aguas de Antofagasta has been blasted by a watchdog following accusations that...

Puerto Rico’s water debt restructuring faces a ne...

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority desperately needs to restructure $3.3 billion of debt in order to make capital...

Midland effluent deal advances Pioneer’s oilfield...

Having secured its second long-term agreement to source municipal wastewater for reuse in its oilfield operations, Pioneer Natural...

Memstar establishes US foothold for growth

The low-pressure membrane manufacturer intends to open a US office as part of an aggressive strategy to increase its global...

Listen to yourself churn

Underlying trends will trump apparent setbacks for water investment, argues a sanguine Debra Coy.

Americas water in brief

California’s Department of Water Resources has increased its 2017 estimate of State Water Project deliveries to 60%, after...

Aqua America eyes regulated acquisitions outside ...

With the majority of its non-regulated business on the block, Aqua America’s regulated acquisition strategy could encompass...

Investor-owned utilities benefit as fair value le...

The adoption of fair market value legislation in a growing number of US states bodes well for investor-owned utilities looking to...

U.S. Water’s growth strategy on track despite dis...

The acquisition of Water & Energy Systems Technology last month prefigures the revival of U.S. Water’s long-standing...