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Utility Partners guns for O&M growth after successful integration into H2O Innovation Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Despite a faultless contract retention record over the past year, H2O Innovation’s operating arm will have to get acquisitive if it wants to beat the industry’s modest single-digit organic growth rate. CEO Frédéric Dugré sets out his vision for the business.

Severn Trent turns its back on the US contract ops market Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

After 25 years in the business, the UK regulated water company has had enough of the meagre returns on offer in the US O&M market. How will the new owners fare?

Utilities, Inc. returns to net growth after streamlining Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

The private equity-backed water utility has pruned its holdings and simplified its structure to deliver greater value to its 400,000 customers. What makes it different to its peers??

CA pilots centralised water trading Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Removing the volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds for water projects in the US would serve the President’s public-private infrastructure ambitions. The newly proposed enabling legislation is unlikely to make it through under its own steam.

Will Trump’s tax reforms finally unshackle private activity bonds for water? Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Removing the volume cap on tax-exempt private activity bonds for water projects in the US would serve the President’s public-private infrastructure ambitions. The newly proposed enabling legislation is unlikely to make it through under its own steam.

Pennsylvania looks to foster nutrient credit trading by bringing in private finance Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

A commitment by the state to purchase nutrient reduction credits could catalyse privately financed infrastructure to meet Pennsylvania’s costly pollution reduction mandate in the Chesapeake Bay. How replicable is the model?

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Evoqua has filed a confidential registration statement with the SEC ahead of a widely anticipated IPO. The filing came just days after Evoqua announced its latest acquisition, buying industrial wastewater specialists ADI SystemsLange Containment and Geomembrane Technologies.

Where is the Internet of Water? Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Blind data is not enough – but a centralised hub for information could drive digital innovation in the US water sector, says Debra Coy.

What does Trump’s $1 trillion plan have in store for water? Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The Trump administration has shared precious few details on how its $1 trillion infrastructure plan will mobilise non-federal funds. Water sector observers remain skeptical...

Industrial developer takes a novel approach to the challenges of solar desal in Chile Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

A large-scale solar desalination project in Chile faces the daunting task of signing up multiple offtakers in the mining industry, each of which has a different investment timetable. Will its flexible production capabilities enable it to succeed where others have failed?