Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Trump’s trade tariffs gamble leaves US water sector reeling

Americas   june 2018

Price volatility and supply constraints resulting from US import tariffs are impacting contractors and manufacturers reliant on steel and aluminium for water projects.

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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
Post Falls W... United States 13 Jul 18 Statements of ... Reuse
Kay Bailey H... United States 13 Jul 18 At its meeting... Desal
El Paso DPR, TX United States 13 Jul 18 At its meeting... Reuse
Vicksburg wa... United States 13 Jul 18 ESG Operations... Utility
Commerce ind... United States 13 Jul 18 ESG Operations... Utility

Deal-making activity steps up a gear as rival bidder emerges for SJW assets

A fifth player could be about to join the merger quadrille in the US regulated water sector, after an unnamed party emerged as a second potential suitor for NYSE-listed San Jose Water. What does the level of deal-making activity say about the...

New accounting guidance could facilitate large-scale green infrastructure in the US

Proponents argue that new guidance for a decade-old accounting standard could encourage water utilities to capitalise green stormwater infrastructure projects. It will take a wider shift in mindset for it to gain meaningful traction.

Lean water resources act disappoints

With the federal infrastructure plan all but on hold until after the mid-term elections, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act falls short of industry expectations.

ENAPAC lines up new development partners

Almar Water has signed an MoU to co-develop a $500 million mining desal project in Chile. Some of the offtakers also want equity.

Debra coy

Shake it up, baby

In the traditionally sleepy US water utility sector, this has been the most exciting year since the European takeovers of American Water and United Water more than 15 years ago. Indeed, those transactions, dramatic at the time, were downright decorous compared to the unprecedented proxy battle that has ensued since SJW Group and Connecticut Water (CTWS) announced their planned “merger of equals” in March (really a stock-for-stock deal in which SJW would effectively acquire the somewhat smaller Connecticut company). The bicoastal nature of... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Americas

Connecticut Water agrees to entertain rival bids

Connecticut Water (CTWS) has agreed to a 45-day “go-shop” period, during which it has the right...

Where is American Water ten years after its IPO?

American Water’s ten years as a publicly traded company have seen its market capitalisation grow from...

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...

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.

Auditing Argentina’s difficult month

What impact will the latest $50 billion IMF bailout have on Argentina’s PPP plans?

Americas in brief

Layne Christensen shareholders voted in favour of the merger with Granite Construction on 13 June. The deal was expected to close...

Oilfield water deals flourish as midstream model ...

Over $2 billion in private equity has been committed to North American oilfield water service providers in the last three years. The...

Solenis and BASF join forces to create €2.4bn che...

The joint venture announced this month will combine Solenis’ service expertise with BASF’s extensive in-house chemical...

Xylem’s new analytics platform set to target util...

The creation of a new Advanced Infrastructure Analytics platform follows the recent acquisitions of Pure Technologies, EmNet, and...

Proxy fights – the new face of regulated water?

Water M&A in the US just got ugly, with a four-way battle rocking the market from California to Connecticut. Is it a sign of...

Clearford Water charts a path to profitability wi...

The Canadian company’s losses are easing, but its decentralised DBFOM solution is struggling to gain traction. What is the way...

Brazilian water sector revolution hits the electo...

GWI examines why the push for increased private sector participation in the Brazilian water sector has failed to meet expectations.

California mulls bills to tackle small systems

There is growing awareness of the need to address the hundreds of disadvantaged water systems in California that persistently fall...

FGUA seeks qualifications for $40m operations con...

A slimmed-down opportunity in Florida is attracting widespread interest among private water operators.

Americas in brief

Rexnord has announced that it is selling its VAG valves unit, and discussions are understood to be underway with a number of...

Proactive contract operators fend off stagnant gr...

2017 was an eventful year for private water operators in North America, but the market has presented few new opportunities for...

Bidding consortia regroup as Silicon Valley reuse...

Three new teams have joined the list of groups vying for a landmark indirect potable reuse project in California. The recalibration...

A new paradigm for private desal in Mexico

The signing of a funding commitment for a new SWRO plant at San Quintín marks a major step forward for Mexican desal...