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Making sense of the great Brazilian water sell-off Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The revelation that Brazil intends to privatise 18 of its state water operators appears to offer a golden opportunity for international investors to diversify their holdings in a market with considerable growth potential. The reality is more nuanced.

Will Brazil’s water privatisation programme work? Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The planned sell-off of Brazil’s state water operators marks the most ambitious water privatisation agenda of any government since Chile in the late 1990s. What are the issues at stake?

Select Energy aims to capitalise on oilfield water recovery with initial public offering Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The decision to raise public capital could position Select Energy Services to ride the new wave of optimism sweeping the upstream oil & gas industry in the US. How will the market for oilfield water services shake out amid renewed activity?

US water sector misses the grade Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Improving water and wastewater infrastructure which has been graded as “poor” and “at risk” will require much more than a federal stimulus plan.

Reuse and desal projects pick up pace in California, despite easing drought Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Although recent winter storms have relieved immediate supply concerns in most parts of the state, water reuse and desalination remain critical to California’s long-term water security. A promising pool of projects are moving into final procurement this year.

Kung Fu fighting Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

In the ancient art of Washington lobbying, water is still finding its footing, writes Debra Coy.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

RWL Water has completed its acquisition of Brazilian water and wastewater treatment company Acquavit.

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.