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Proactive contract operators fend off stagnant growth Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

2017 was an eventful year for private water operators in North America, but the market has presented few new opportunities for growth. What are the top players doing about it?

Bidding consortia regroup as Silicon Valley reuse P3 moves forward Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

Three new teams have joined the list of groups vying for a landmark indirect potable reuse project in California. The recalibration of the previously pre-qualified consortia is equally interesting.

A new paradigm for private desal in Mexico Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

The signing of a funding commitment for a new SWRO plant at San Quintín marks a major step forward for Mexican desal infrastructure.

Performance bonds poised to go mainstream Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

A ‘pay for success’ model pioneered in Washington, DC which hedges the risks associated with green stormwater infrastructure will soon be replicated in Atlanta and Baltimore. More cities are poised to follow suit.

Attacks drive cybersecurity to the fore for US water utilities Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

A cybersecurity alert issued by the US government last month was swiftly followed by a crippling ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta. As the water sector increasingly embraces the Internet of Things, the risks of cyberattacks are becoming more acute.

Pitching the rate of return Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

Legislators and public rate-setters need to make sure they do not price out successful utilities in California, says Wes Strickland.

Americas in brief Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

American Water’s pending $365 million purchase of domestic warranty business Pivotal Home Solutions will bolster its homeowner services division by adding a further 1.2 million customer contracts across 18 states. American raised 2.32 million new shares at $80.50 each to part-fund the deal.

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.