Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Jacobs targets global water growth with CH2M acquisition

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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?

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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Swampscott O... United States 18 Aug 17 Proposals are ... Utility
Brookings O&... United States 18 Aug 17 City Council w... Utility
West Milford... United States 18 Aug 17 At its meeting... Utility
Oahu Army Ga... United States 18 Aug 17 The submission... Utility
Gresham O&M, OR United States 17 Aug 17 The City has d... Utility

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...

Seawater desal projects compete to supply industrial boom on the Texas coast

Four separate seawater desalination projects in Corpus Christi are vying to meet increasing industrial water needs on the Gulf coast. With multiple stakeholders and local political interests at play, collaboration will be the key to success.

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 yielding results.

Analysts question Sabesp capital hike

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

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There’s no case for chrome

On 1st August, the California State Water Resources Control Board initiated action to remove its maximum contaminant level for chromium-6 in public water supplies. That action followed a court determination in California Manufacturers and Technology Association v. State Water Resources Control Board that the state failed to evaluate economic feasibility when adopting the standard in 2014. After passage of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted an interim standard for total chromium... 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...

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...

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...

Pennsylvania looks to foster nutrient credit trad...

A commitment by the state to purchase nutrient reduction credits could catalyse privately financed infrastructure to meet...

Americas water in brief

Evoqua has filed a confidential registration statement with the SEC ahead of a widely anticipated IPO. The filing came just...

Where is the Internet of Water?

Blind data is not enough – but a centralised hub for information could drive digital innovation in the US water sector, says...

What does Trump’s $1 trillion plan have in store ...

The Trump administration has shared precious few details on how its $1 trillion infrastructure plan will mobilise non-federal funds....