1462 articles in Americas

Californian water utilities see the darker side of decoupling Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Decoupling volumetric water sales from revenues has resulted in reduced revenue volatility. It is now about to feed through into dramatic cuts in the sector’s return on equity.

Seven Seas pounces on Abengoa’s troubled desal plant in Ghana Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

The purchase of the Nungua desalination plant in Africa marks a change of tack for Nasdaq-listed AquaVenture Holdings. With the stock down 25% since the company’s 2016 IPO, is it the right deal at the right time?

Ecosphere’s Ozonix IP on the block Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

The technology development and licensing company has moved to sell its Ozonix advanced oxidation process.

ERI quashes sale rumours after CEO shuffle Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Observers were quick to connect the surprise departure of Joel Gay last month with the delayed commercialisation of Energy Recovery’s VorTeq product, fanning rumours of a possible takeover by Schlumberger. New CEO Chris Gannon sets the record straight.

Water Planet eyes the next big thing in water Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Having spun off its membrane manufacturing division, where can the California-based company go next? GWI speaks to CEO Eric Hoek.

$1.1bn Aclara acquisition propels Hubbell into smart water Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Private equity firm Sun Capital looks to have made a spectacular return on its investment in Aclara, while providing buyer Hubbell Incorporated with a coveted smart utility offering. Is the electrical equipment giant committed to its new-found water exposure?

Aegea hits the big time with Manaus deal Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

With elections looming in Brazil, greenfield expansion opportunities in water service provision are few and far between. Aegea Saneamento’s latest bid to join the big league will see it acquire a former Suez concession with a colourful history.

Making water the hot trend Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

It’s time for water leaders to shift to the demand side of the business equation, argues Debra Coy.

Americas in brief Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

The snowpack in California stood at just 40% of normal as GWI went to press, little more than two weeks out from the key 1st April season’s end.

Trump’s plan hatches reforms to boost private water Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The blueprint released this month includes a host of canny policy shifts which could meaningfully improve the landscape for the private sector.