Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Argentina solicits interest in $9.5bn water PPP roll-out

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With the fall-out from previous water concessions still fresh in the industry’s mind, getting private water companies focused on a new batch of water PPPs could prove challenging.

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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Fort Buchana... United States 17 Oct 17 The submission... Utility
Bureau of Re... United States 13 Oct 17 Earlier in Oct... Utility
Chester syst... United States 13 Oct 17 At a meeting o... Utility
Sheridan sys... United States 13 Oct 17 The proposed a... Utility
Diablo Satel... United States 12 Oct 17 The original d... Reuse

U.S. Water bolts on Tonka to drive supply chain efficiencies and municipal growth

The addition of the Minnesota-based full-service design and build specialist will bolster U.S. Water’s industrial flowsheet. Leveraging its specialty chemicals expertise in the municipal market will be more of a challenge.

New TCP regulation drives water treatment opportunities in California

California recently became the second state in the US to adopt an enforceable drinking water regulation for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane. A recent spate of treatment contracts could be the tip of the iceberg.

Jacobs targets global water growth with CH2M acquisition

With a full suite of capabilities, Jacobs Engineering intends to leverage CH2M’s water expertise across its global client base. How much of the old CH2M will remain intact?

Select-Rockwater merger aims to capitalise on shift in demand for oilfield water services

The merger of the two largest oilfield water service specialists in North America is expected to create a $1.2 billion-a-year firm with the scale and balance sheet to capitalise on the transformation of oilfield water management. Will a bet on the...

Debra coy

It shouldn’t take a hurricane

The US is still coming to grips with two back-to-back hurricanes making Category 4 landfall in the continental states for the first time ever – and a third is taking aim as I write. After periods of random disaster, it is the natural tendency of humans to try to find meaning, to assign blame, and to grasp opportunity. This is no different. Leaving aside the prospect of apocalypse (we just had that solar eclipse, too, remember?), there has been much talk about the role, or not, of climate change, and much more on the role of unbridled coastal... 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.

Who is next for consolidation?

The logic of engineering firm mergers is becoming inexorable as US infrastructure spending flatlines. Christopher Gasson wonders who...

Seawater desal projects compete to supply industr...

Four separate seawater desalination projects in Corpus Christi are vying to meet increasing industrial water needs on the Gulf...

Suez gets pro-active in the US outsourcing market

The loss of three key contracts in the US has put Suez under renewed pressure to restore backlog. A pro-active approach is already...

Analysts question Sabesp capital hike

Is a mooted capital increase really necessary for the São Paulo operator?

BNDES set to fast-track Cedae privatisation process

A consultancy team has been appointed to structure the sell-off of Rio de Janeiro’s state water operator ahead of next...

There’s no case for chrome

Wes Strickland weighs in on the battle between state water quality regulations and the burden of cost for small systems in the US.

Americas water in brief

Moody’s has upgraded the credit ratings of listed Brazilian water concessionaires Copasa and Sanepar by one notch, to Ba3 and...

A. O. Smith targets accelerated growth in key poi...

The water heater manufacturer is investing heavily to take its filtration systems to a wider audience, both in the US and in...

BREWing up a new generation of water technologies

A. O. Smith has invested in two water start-ups as part of the Milwaukee-based BREW Accelerator programme. It is evidence of the...

Utility Partners guns for O&M growth after succes...

Despite a faultless contract retention record over the past year, H2O Innovation’s operating arm will have to get acquisitive...

Severn Trent turns its back on the US contract op...

After 25 years in the business, the UK regulated water company has had enough of the meagre returns on offer in the US O&M...

Utilities, Inc. returns to net growth after strea...

The private equity-backed water utility has pruned its holdings and simplified its structure to deliver greater value to its 400,000...

CA pilots centralised water trading

Removing the volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds for water projects in the US would serve the President’s...

Will Trump’s tax reforms finally unshackle privat...

Removing the volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds for water projects in the US would serve the President’s...