Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Aqua America eyes regulated acquisitions outside of water

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

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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SFPUC biosol... United States 20 Jan 17 Attendees at t... Reuse
Fisher priva... United States 20 Jan 17 Earlier this w... Utility
Woonsocket W... United States 20 Jan 17 City Council r... WTP
North Miami ... United States 20 Jan 17 Representative... Utility
Wrentham O&M... United States 19 Jan 17 The bid submis... Utility

Investor-owned utilities benefit as fair value legislation incentivises system sales

The adoption of fair market value legislation in a growing number of US states bodes well for investor-owned utilities looking to acquire distressed municipal water and wastewater systems.

U.S. Water’s growth strategy on track despite disrupted acquisition rhythm

The acquisition of Water & Energy Systems Technology last month prefigures the revival of U.S. Water’s long-standing inorganic growth strategy, which has slowed markedly since power utility Allete took the helm in February 2015.

Woodard & Curran boosts national footprint with California acquisition

The Maine-based firm has emerged as the successful buyer after environmental engineer RMC Water was put up for sale earlier this year. The deal gives it a permanent platform from which to expand in the Western US.

BNDES’ push to boost PSP in Brazilian water encounters early resistance

The federal lender has already met with pushback to its plans to introduce retail water concessions into key Brazilian states. It is pressing ahead with consultancy tenders to determine the extent of the roll-out.

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Trump and circumstance

In the wake of America’s biggest election surprise in generations, the Washington parlour game of predicting what will happen under the incoming administration has revved up with more intensity than usual. What will he do now? How will incendiary campaign rhetoric translate to the real world of governing? At this early stage, one of the things people feel most confident about is infrastructure spending. After all, it was almost the only issue on which both candidates agreed, and Trump gave it a prominent mention in his acceptance speech.... 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

As GWI went to press, the snowpack in California stood at just 55% of normal for this time of year, versus 76% on the same date last...

Veolia restores muni contract ops rhythm with new...

After a fallow period and several headline contract losses, the company has now taken three contracts off its rivals in as many...

Miami-Dade backtracks on P3 project pipeline

Hopes that a series of large-scale treatment assets in South Florida would be procured as DBFOs are now more distant than ever, with...

GE set to exit water as capital allocation priori...

As a stand-alone business unit within the overall GE group structure, the water division was always an easy target for divestiture....

Culligan looks for accelerated international grow...

With a core market that remains under-penetrated, and a new financial backer with deep pockets, the company is growing faster than...

Brookfield’s deal with Odebrecht Ambiental herald...

A Canadian asset manager has agreed to buy a majority stake in Brazil’s biggest private water operator. It is the surest sign...

Chilean pipeline set to cost as much as five desa...

A proposal to build an overland water pipeline to irrigate 1 million hectares of land in northern Chile has been criticised for its...

PFC contamination rises up the agenda for embattl...

As water utilities in the US weather the lead crisis fallout, many communities are also facing the thorny issue of groundwater...

Vista Ridge financial close establishes a new pre...

The successful financial close of the ambitious Vista Ridge water pipeline project this month follows a tumultuous period which...

Americas water in brief

Despite taking a $126 million hit as a result of a settlement over the 2014 Freedom Industries oil spill, American Water has had a...

IPO time

  • The Paraná state government in Brazil is finalising plans to sell off part of its majority stake in state water operator...

Green infrastructure P3s start to take root in th...

The stormwater P3 model first deployed in Maryland in 2015 is generating interest among communities in other states. Is the market...

DC Water issues performance bond

The utility’s new $25 million bond represents a unique attempt to manage the risks associated with green stormwater...

Seawater desalination searches for traction in th...

A tangible seawater desal project has yet to materialise in Texas. While industrial demand could drive progress, local political...