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European Commission to overhaul reuse regulations

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The EC believes it will take a capital outlay of just €700 million to stimulate a six-fold increase in the volume of urban wastewater reused for agricultural irrigation in the EU. Who will...

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Aqualia gears up for growth as FCC returns to strength

The Spanish construction group’s water arm has been its saviour. Newly recapitalised, Aqualia is eyeing growth on a number of fronts, general manager Félix Parra tells GWI.

ODI penalties hit home for UK water groups

Higher financing costs and performance penalties have taken the edge off the UK results season so far. Who came off worst?

Moody’s warns over regulatory divergence

Ofwat’s suggestion that UK water companies share financial outperformance with customers could weaken the sector’s credit quality.

UK water sector severs its ties with the Cayman Islands

The removal of Cayman Islands financing vehicles from UK water company structures looks like a colossal waste of billpayers’ cash.

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Flushing out the other 82%

With summer, thoughts naturally turn to the economics of irrigation. Two years ago (see GWI June 2016, p35) I looked at how technology was encouraging more efficient irrigation in Spain, even when the water is free. How do we get this across to the 82% of the world’s population who live in developing economies? The benefits and risks of solar-powered irrigation – a global overview, a report for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), looks forward to solar power taking over from diesel pumps in the next decade or so. As solar... Read more

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England’s retail water market – was it all worth it?

Inaccurate customer data, poor communication, and credit issues are impeding the development of a...

Siemens to continue its exit from the water sector

German conglomerate Siemens is considering offloading its water solutions business, continuing its exit...

BIO-UV bets on ballast water growth as IPO hots up

French ultraviolet disinfection systems supplier BIO-UV has filed for a €10 million initial public...

Irish Water profit rise hides €178m customer refund

New figures released last week show that Irish Water – the public utility responsible for water and...

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.

Charting the future of desalination under Spain’s...

A new minority Spanish government with a solid track record in desalination has just been sworn in. How will this translate into...

ATLL concession finally terminated

The formal termination of the ATLL bulk water concession this month heralds the end of Acciona’s involvement. The company may...

Veolia’s alternative route into Russian water

A collaboration with a sovereign wealth fund has given the French company a fresh entry point into the Russian water market.

Europe in brief

Johnson Matthey revealed this month that it has taken an £11 million goodwill impairment hit relating to its water...

Istanbul’s intercontinental path to address water...

Turkey’s largest city faces growing pressure from changing demographics and climate change. Water boss Fatih Turan tells GWI...

Resonance water fund broadens its horizons

Deploying capital in industrial water requires a mix of flexibility and repeat business. Resonance Asset Management has access to...

Rosvodokanal on the block as Alfa seeks exit

Russia’s largest private water company is on the market for the first time in 15 years. What are its prospects for growth?

Yorkshire Water sale process inches forward

Two of Kelda’s shareholders are offering a majority stake in the company. What sort of premium could it attract?

UK water faces new calls for resilience

The sector has come under mounting political pressure to invest for the future.

Wiping out wet wipes

David Lloyd Owen finds echoes of Victor Hugo in London’s sewers.

Europe in brief

A newly formed joint venture between Kinetix Corporate Finance and Critchleys will focus on environmental technologies in the...

Aquarion AG to beef up M&A activity ahead of 2019...

A new €15 million loan will help the industrial water specialist to reach the critical mass it needs before going public next...

Saur to retain tight control over sale process as...

The French company’s major shareholders are preparing to sell the bulk of the company by the end of 2018. Management has put a...

IFM diversifies its European water portfolio

A 49% stake in Aqualia will give IFM its first new water investment since 2006. It is already lining up the next deal.