1356 articles in Americas

Operators diversify to offset sluggish contract ops growth Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

The top five private water operators in North America are increasingly battling over a pool of existing contracts. Differentiation will be the key to future success.

Solenis establishes new digital blueprint for industrial water growth Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

The former Ashland water treatment business has restored profitability and boosted its automation and control offering since being bought out by private equity in 2014. Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics are next on the agenda.

Trio of deals reinforces Canadian P3 model Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

A clutch of wastewater and biosolids projects reached financial close this month, restoring faith in the concept of the PPP procurement model for water infrastructure in Canada. What are the dynamics at play?

Grasping the economics of the Hamilton biosolids P3 Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

An aggressive operating budget and the monetisation of dry solids were not the only factors behind the winning bid.

Vancouver reaches financial close on state-of-the-art wastewater P3 Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

The complexities of a new secondary wastewater treatment plant in Metro Vancouver required private sector intervention at every level of the planning process. The municipality will only have a year to get up to speed before taking over operational responsibility.

ADASA’s capex plan boost focuses on desal Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Revised population growth numbers have convinced the concessionaire to increase its desalination spend. Wastewater is a poor second.

Stantec capitalises on smart water revolution with Innovyze sale Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Stantec has sold its highly profitable stand-alone software business Innovyze less than a year after acquiring the firm through its purchase of MWH Global. Is shedding its in-house smart water platform a smart move?

Leumi launches US water business Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

The bank is looking to leverage its Israeli connections to kick-start its lending activities in the US water sector. It is not yet ready to take on project finance risk.

Hatch secures US municipal toehold with Chester Engineers acquisition Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

The deal will see the Canadian engineering firm return to the US municipal water sector after the dissolution of the Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture stripped it of its muni interests south of the border.

Piling on the source Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Wes Strickland examines a new legal decision that could place more pressure on groundwater resources in the western US.