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Biosolids DBFOs start to gain traction in North America Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

There is an unprecedented level of interest in privately financed biosolids projects among municipalities in the US and Canada. Will this translate into opportunities on the ground?

Membranes buoy Anaergia amid tepid waste-to-energy growth Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

Although the slow growth of Anaergia’s core sludge treatment market has delayed a possible IPO, the company’s membrane business is making promising strides.

Unique challenges set to define Colombia’s PPP roadmap for water Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

A brace of very different projects could define the way Colombia moves forward with private sector participation in the water sector. Environmental deadlines and local disputes have not made it an easy ride for the contracting authorities.

Peruvian reform programme promises to de-bottleneck stalled PPP pipeline Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

Peru’s struggle to push successful PPPs over the finish-line suffered a serious blow last year, when only a single project was approved. How can the government re-engage with the private sector to create a workable environment for water projects?

Energy Recovery looks to defy cyclical desal earnings with Düchting pumps partnership Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

A packaged energy recovery solution announced this month will provide both firms with a new base of recurring revenues. The service agreement structure could provide a blueprint for other water equipment companies looking to market off-balance sheet alternatives.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

A new passive exchange-traded fund launched on 14 February is the latest vehicle to offer exposure to the water industry.

All Trumped up Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

The US water industry must take the new president at face value – and the rhetoric is encouraging, says Amanda Brock.

US investor-owned water utilities enjoy a bumper 2016 on the stock exchange Vol 18, Issue 1 (January 2017)

The valuations of many listed US water utilities rose to unprecedented highs in the first half of 2016. How can they sustain the momentum in a rising interest rate environment?

Municipal spending drives strong US water equipment stock performance Vol 18, Issue 1 (January 2017)

A noted uptick in municipal spending and an easing of industrial headwinds paints a positive picture for US equipment stocks going into 2017. Uncertainty surrounding promised federal infrastructure funding may have a lag effect in the short term, however.

Sanepar leads the charge as Brazilian water stocks rebound to new highs Vol 18, Issue 1 (January 2017)

The Paraná-based concessionaire finally made it to the big time in 2016, as international investors began to appreciate its potential, helping the shares to rise by a spectacular 220%. With valuations still compelling, how much upside potential remains in the market?