Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Algonquin Power goes global with new JV

Americas final

With tax credits for wind power assets in the US due to taper off in 2020, the Canadian infrastructure developer needed to inject some diversification into its strategy. A new deal with Abengoa to...

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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
Gilbert O&M ... United States 14 Dec 17 GWI understand... Utility
Core Area Wa... Canada 13 Dec 17 Hartland Resou... WWTP
North Pleasa... United States 12 Dec 17 At its meeting... Desal
Waterloo O&M... Canada 12 Dec 17 At its meeting... Utility
Santa Fe MBR... United States 12 Dec 17 The deadline f... Reuse

Pittsburgh mulls hybrid lease as solution to utility’s failings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is on the verge of systemic failure. Could an ‘infrastructure-only’ concession skirt public distaste for private sector participation?

Has Abengoa found its ideal equity partner?

Abengoa’s new deal with Algonquin Power will open up new routes to growth. It will also hasten the recycling of project equity.

Stantec looks to make the most of being big

The Canadian company’s merger with MWH Global created a giant. EVP for water Marshall Davert explains how the company aims to combine the former’s local relationships with the latter’s big project expertise to grow the top and...

Water sector stunned as House tax bill sounds the death knell for PABs

A draft tax reform proposal would eliminate the tax-exempt status of private activity bonds in the US. How much of a setback would this be for private water projects?

Debra coy

Small can be beautiful

For its roundtable discussions at the American Water Summit this month, GWI has identified “The 20 Most Urgent Questions for US Water in 2018”. I don’t know that the 20 were listed in order of importance, or with an overall goal in mind, but I would argue that the first four are closely related – almost four parts of the same question – and that together they come close to defining the core need for structural change in the water sector over the next decade. 1. Can the downward trend in capital investment be reversed? 2. What new financing... 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.

Generating capital where it’s needed most

A $200 million equity injection into a unique funding vehicle has the potential to bring small-scale distributed infrastructure...

Alternative approaches to US water utility consol...

The consolidation of small water systems in the US could address funding constraints and operational deficiencies, while creating...

Wastewater consolidation picks up

US municipalities faced with ageing infrastructure and regulatory compliance are increasingly looking at options to consolidate...

Brazil’s water reform carries mixed messages

An attempt to fast-track legislative changes in the Brazilian water market has positives and negatives for the private sector. There...

American water in brief

SJW Group completed the sale of Texas Water Alliance Limited to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority on 16 November for $31 million....

AEA readies revamped Evoqua for $500m New York IPO

After four years of ownership, AEA Investors is poised to hand over a profitable water pureplay. Has bulking up on EBITDA created...

Design-build sheds its ‘alternative’ status as cl...

A steady rise in the proportion of US water projects procured using design-build delivery has gone hand in hand with a trend towards...

Getting collaborative about P3 delivery in water

Introducing a progressive element into the delivery of P3 projects in the water sector could stimulate more deal flow by offering...

Discussion around US water P3s reaches a new leve...

More and more public authorities are embracing the possibility of delivering water infrastructure using private capital and...

Santa Clara’s P3 decision is just the beginning

The decision to pursue a P3 delivery method for a major reuse project in California puts an end to 18 months of market uncertainty....

US military outsourcing turns a corner as the pac...

The award this month of two military water privatisation contracts in the US prefigures a strong pipeline of additional...

New collaborative water infrastructure deal agree...

As the US and Mexico face off on thornier political issues, the two countries have struck a deal to extend the water-sharing...

Brazil’s new roadmap for wastewater capex

A new study published this month provides a unique level of granularity on Brazil’s wastewater investment needs. A holistic...

Spending smarter, not harder

As the argument over who should fund water infrastructure rolls on, utilities are finding alternative ways to save, says Debra Coy.