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Veolia North America finds new strategies for growth after PPS fails to make headway Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The French company is no longer pursuing its Peer Performance Solutions business model, despite its early success with New York City. Instead, CEO Bill DiCroce is bolstering its regional outsourcing sales force, and accelerating its expansion on the industrial side

Making peace with Pittsburgh Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

At first, the city looked like an opportunity. It turned into a public relations nightmare.

Progress, but with the odd hiccough Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The biggest player in the North American contract operations market is getting back to its winning ways, but not every customer is overwhelmed by Veolia’s proposition.

Long-planned Canadian biosolids project reaches financial close Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The unusual situation of not having feedstock samples to help determine the technology configuration for a new biosolids processing plant required some innovative thinking from the developer team.

California digests new cap-and-trade water conservation concept Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Researchers at Stanford University have proposed a regional credit trading scheme which could significantly cut water conservation costs in California. As a low snowpack threatens and groundwater sustainability efforts ramp up, could the concept gain traction?

Investor pressure mounts on livestock water pollution as Tyson Foods refuses to engage Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Although Tyson Foods has again ducked shareholder efforts to force the introduction of a company-wide water stewardship policy, mainstream investors are increasingly aware of the financial risks posed by water pollution from intensive livestock operations.

Brazil’s water sector reform hits turbulence Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Several states have pulled out of the privatisation process amid significant push-back to the government’s proposed water reforms.

El Salvador devises $14bn water plan Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Wastewater treatment plants in the largest cities are the most likely PPP candidates.

NW Natural joins the multi-utility bandwagon Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The Oregon-based gas utility wants to build a regulated water platform in the Western US. It is starting small.

AySA diversifies funding with $500m bond Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

After increasing tariffs by 400%, the Buenos Aires water utility has tapped the international bond markets. PPPs are next on the agenda.