1508 articles in Americas

Tapping into technology Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Utilities are often scared by new technology. Debra Coy argues that it can help reduce risk, not increase it.

Americas in brief Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Connecticut Water has thrown down the gauntlet to Eversource Energy, setting a minimum threshold of $69.50/share in order for the latter’s takeover bid to be taken seriously.

Trump’s trade tariffs gamble leaves US water sector reeling Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Price volatility and supply constraints resulting from US import tariffs are impacting contractors and manufacturers reliant on steel and aluminium for water projects.

Deal-making activity steps up a gear as rival bidder emerges for SJW assets Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

A fifth player could be about to join the merger quadrille in the US regulated water sector, after an unnamed party emerged as a second potential suitor for NYSE-listed San Jose Water. What does the level of deal-making activity say about the wider trends in the market?

New accounting guidance could facilitate large-scale green infrastructure in the US Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Proponents argue that new guidance for a decade-old accounting standard could encourage water utilities to capitalise green stormwater infrastructure projects. It will take a wider shift in mindset for it to gain meaningful traction.

Lean water resources act disappoints Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

With the federal infrastructure plan all but on hold until after the mid-term elections, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act falls short of industry expectations.

ENAPAC lines up new development partners Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Almar Water has signed an MoU to co-develop a $500 million mining desal project in Chile. Some of the offtakers also want equity.

Auditing Argentina’s difficult month Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

What impact will the latest $50 billion IMF bailout have on Argentina’s PPP plans?

Americas in brief Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Layne Christensen shareholders voted in favour of the merger with Granite Construction on 13 June. The deal was expected to close just as GWI went to press, prefiguring the delisting of Layne shares from Nasdaq.

Oilfield water deals flourish as midstream model takes root Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Over $2 billion in private equity has been committed to North American oilfield water service providers in the last three years. The ‘water midstream’ model is here to stay.