Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Making sense of the great Brazilian water sell-off

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The revelation that Brazil intends to privatise 18 of its state water operators appears to offer a golden opportunity for international investors to diversify their holdings in a market with...

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
Argo Tunnel ... United States 24 Mar 17 An RFP was iss... Utility
CASAL conces... Brazil 23 Mar 17 On 23 March 20... Utility
CAESA conces... Brazil 23 Mar 17 On 23 March 20... Utility
CAEMA conces... Brazil 23 Mar 17 On 23 March 20... Utility
COSANPA conc... Brazil 23 Mar 17 On 23 March 20... Utility

Will Brazil’s water privatisation programme work?

The planned sell-off of Brazil’s state water operators marks the most ambitious water privatisation agenda of any government since Chile in the late 1990s. What are the issues at stake?

Select Energy aims to capitalise on oilfield water recovery with initial public offering

The decision to raise public capital could position Select Energy Services to ride the new wave of optimism sweeping the upstream oil & gas industry in the US. How will the market for oilfield water services shake out amid renewed activity?

US water sector misses the grade

Improving water and wastewater infrastructure which has been graded as “poor” and “at risk” will require much more than a federal stimulus plan.

Reuse and desal projects pick up pace in California, despite easing drought

Although recent winter storms have relieved immediate supply concerns in most parts of the state, water reuse and desalination remain critical to California’s long-term water security. A promising pool of projects are moving into final...

Debra coy

Kung Fu fighting

I was shocked – weren’t you? – when the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card earlier this month. It gave the nation a D+ letter grade for the overall state of our infrastructure, indicating that it shows “significant deterioration” and is exposed to a “strong risk of failure.” It’s a little like the guy who shows up at your door to tell you your roof needs fixing before the next big storm. It may be true, but it feels somewhat suspect, since so obviously self-interested. Indeed, ASCE has... 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.

Americas water in brief

RWL Water has completed its acquisition of Brazilian water and wastewater treatment company Acquavit.

Biosolids DBFOs start to gain traction in North A...

There is an unprecedented level of interest in privately financed biosolids projects among municipalities in the US and Canada. Will...

Membranes buoy Anaergia amid tepid waste-to-energ...

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

Unique challenges set to define Colombia’s PPP ro...

A brace of very different projects could define the way Colombia moves forward with private sector participation in the water...

Peruvian reform programme promises to de-bottlene...

Peru’s struggle to push successful PPPs over the finish-line suffered a serious blow last year, when only a single project was...

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.

All Trumped up

The US water industry must take the new president at face value – and the rhetoric is encouraging, says Amanda Brock.

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...

Chilean private water market spooked by new legis...

A recent parliamentary vote threatens to jeopardise regulatory certainty for international investors in the Chilean water market....

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...