Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

EBRD steps up its green economy transition as water lending rises to record levels

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A growing emphasis on environmental sustainability underpinned an impressive array of big-ticket deals for the bank last year. It is getting increasingly smart when it comes to maximising the...

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Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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Vartry Water... Ireland 15 Mar 18 Conditional pl... WTP
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Bajo Almanzo... Spain 12 Mar 18 The contract f... Desal
Vegas Bajas-... Spain 12 Mar 18 The tender was... WWTP

Suez turns the corner and re-assigns responsibilities

The 2017 results were dreary, but the way is now open to return to profitable growth. GWI speaks to Suez top brass about how the reorganised company fits together.

Making the most of Suez’s new WTS unit

Marie-Ange Debon explains how the Suez Water Technologies & Solutions division will work.

EBRD enhances its refugee response

The EBRD is not the first multilateral to rise to the challenge of helping refugees and their host communities. Water and wastewater infrastructure are a primary focus.

Organica looks to expand digital capabilities

A new funding round will enable the decentralised plant supplier to take its home-grown digital offering to a wider audience.

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Life’s a beach for planners

A paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology this February (Leonard et al., Is it safe to go back into the water?) concluded that bathers in high-income (OECD) countries have a higher risk of experiencing a variety of illnesses than non-bathers. Does that mean the efforts to improve bathing waters have been in vain? They did not undertake this survey lightly. 6,919 potential studies were screened down to 72 texts worthy of qualitative analysis, pertaining to 40 separate studies. Of these 40, 19 used data from the USA, eight... Read more

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KKR looks to monetise South Staffordshire Water

KKR Infrastructure is looking to sell the 75% stake it controls in South Staffordshire plc in a deal that...

Ancala strikes again as UK water portfolio grows

Ancala Partners has clinched its second UK water acquisition within a month, after agreeing last week to...

IFM seals the deal to acquire 49% of FCC Aqualia

Australian infrastructure fund IFM has agreed terms for the acquisition of 49% of FCC’s water...

Yorkshire Water continues liability management spree

The Universities Superannuation Scheme has acquired a further £51.2 million of bonds from the special...

Global Water Market 2017: Published 31st March 2016

The latest edition of the Global Water Market is the most expansive yet.

Covering every angle of the global water sector, this report is the ultimate business development tool and is a must have resource for any water company looking to grow their business or bankers and consultants advising on deals in the water sector.

Prioritising savings over synergies

Christopher Gasson looks at the imperfect logic of Suez’s latest restructuring, and looks for the upside that investors so...

Italy’s water utilities invest record amounts

New figures presented last month show the benefits of a single regulator for water in Italy. A strategic national vision is still...

Lanxess puts its water division on the block

The German group is looking to sell its ion exchange and membrane treatment businesses. One is growing much faster than the other.

Europe in brief

AIM-listed leak detection specialist Water Intelligence has raised £4.2 million via a placing and subscription, whilst...

Looking beyond Suez’s profit warning

Suez shareholders were forced to re-calibrate their expectations on growth after a profit warning last month. How deeply has faith...

S&P forecasts big UK revenue haircut in AMP7

The dramatic drop in the UK water sector’s weighted average cost of capital in 2020 could translate into a significant loss of...

Rare UK water bonds find demand

Companies are trying to wean themselves off a past reliance on cheap EIB funding.

Barcelona to expand reuse as drought rages

The city is looking to revamp idle treatment infrastructure in an attempt to avoid a repeat of 2008, when it had to tanker in water....

Kelda shareholders to press on with sale of major...

The sale of 53.7% of Kelda is still likely to go ahead, despite heightened political and regulatory risk, and a non-regulated...

Europe in brief

Canadian pension fund OMERS Infrastructure has agreed to increase its stake in Thames Water to around 32%.

Data gaps don’t go away

To make sense of improvements in world water coverage, we need to know what we don’t know, says David Lloyd Owen.

Moody’s fires warning shot on UK water’s credit q...

The ratings agency has unveiled its most comprehensive analysis yet on the impact that Ofwat’s proposed price settlement could...

Spanish firms take on Suez and Veolia in France

A new competitive environment has convinced Spanish private water operators that they can break into the French delegated public...

Wheels within wheels

David Lloyd Owen takes a look at how a utility can sustain itself – even in the face of ongoing water insecurity.