Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

RWL Water and Emefcy combine in Fluence

Americas may17

The combination of Emefcy’s technological prowess with RWL Water’s global reach looks good on paper. As a publicly listed company, the merged entity will be accountable to more than...

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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
Puerto Rico ... Puerto Rico 23 Jun 17 The following ... Utility
Talara munic... Peru 23 Jun 17 In June 2017, ... Desal
Minera Spenc... Chile 23 Jun 17 The project re... Desal
Cabo San Luc... Mexico 23 Jun 17 Banobras has a... Desal
Central San ... United States 22 Jun 17 Attendees from... Reuse

Pentair recasts itself as a pure-play water company

Spinning off its electrical business will transform Pentair into a pure-play water company. Can it convince shareholders that it has a cohesive go-to-market strategy?

Will the new Pentair go digital?

As Pentair faces up to its future as a water-only equipment firm, maximising the value of its product portfolio will require quick action on smart water.

Pure Technologies partners with Xylem to target smart water in emerging markets

Both firms are responding to an increasing focus on water loss and asset management in emerging markets. Will their latest collaboration lay the groundwork for a more formal relationship in future?

US water sector assesses the challenges as Bureau of Reclamation mulls P3s

Despite increasing awareness of the potential role for private finance in meeting infrastructure investment needs, the US water sector is notorious for its limited pipeline of tangible P3 opportunities. Will an RFI issued by USBR be another case...

Debra coy

The tortoise and the hare

It remains an article of faith across much of the water industry that the industrial market is “better” than the municipal market: less political, faster moving, more open to new technologies, less tied to onerous procurement practices. In short, more exciting. Suez, of course – not content with being one of the world’s leading water utilities – just went all out to take ownership of GE Water, mainly as a means of “strengthening its position in the promising and fast-growing industrial water market,” according to Suez CEO Jean-Louis... 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.

Contractors fight for dominance in DBOs as Panama...

The nation has become one of the most active procurers of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in the last 18 months. How...

Peru sets out its new vision for private sector i...

The Peruvian authorities have ripped up their previous plans for private sector participation in water and wastewater...

Brazil’s privatisation push faces new setback as ...

Fewer than half of the tenders for consultancy contracts aimed at defining Brazil’s water PPP roadmap were awarded as planned...

Saneago to test the waters with IPO

The investible universe of Brazilian water stocks could be about to get wider.

Americas water in brief

Suez Ventures has made an equity investment in infrastructure planning software specialist Optimatics, thus enhancing its suite of...

Operators diversify to offset sluggish contract o...

The top five private water operators in North America are increasingly battling over a pool of existing contracts. Differentiation...

Solenis establishes new digital blueprint for ind...

The former Ashland water treatment business has restored profitability and boosted its automation and control offering since being...

Trio of deals reinforces Canadian P3 model

A clutch of wastewater and biosolids projects reached financial close this month, restoring faith in the concept of the PPP...

Grasping the economics of the Hamilton biosolids P3

An aggressive operating budget and the monetisation of dry solids were not the only factors behind the winning bid.

Vancouver reaches financial close on state-of-the...

The complexities of a new secondary wastewater treatment plant in Metro Vancouver required private sector intervention at every...

ADASA’s capex plan boost focuses on desal

Revised population growth numbers have convinced the concessionaire to increase its desalination spend. Wastewater is a poor second....

Stantec capitalises on smart water revolution wit...

Stantec has sold its highly profitable stand-alone software business Innovyze less than a year after acquiring the firm through its...

Leumi launches US water business

The bank is looking to leverage its Israeli connections to kick-start its lending activities in the US water sector. It is not yet...

Hatch secures US municipal toehold with Chester E...

The deal will see the Canadian engineering firm return to the US municipal water sector after the dissolution of the Hatch Mott...