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Select-Rockwater merger aims to capitalise on shift in demand for oilfield water services Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The merger of the two largest oilfield water service specialists in North America is expected to create a $1.2 billion-a-year firm with the scale and balance sheet to capitalise on the transformation of oilfield water management. Will a bet on the new shale boom pay off?

Seawater desal projects compete to supply industrial boom on the Texas coast Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Four separate seawater desalination projects in Corpus Christi are vying to meet increasing industrial water needs on the Gulf coast. With multiple stakeholders and local political interests at play, collaboration will be the key to success.

Suez gets pro-active in the US outsourcing market Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The loss of three key contracts in the US has put Suez under renewed pressure to restore backlog. A pro-active approach is already yielding results.

Analysts question Sabesp capital hike Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Is a mooted capital increase really necessary for the São Paulo operator?

BNDES set to fast-track Cedae privatisation process Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

A consultancy team has been appointed to structure the sell-off of Rio de Janeiro’s state water operator ahead of next year’s elections. The supreme court could yet block the sale.

There’s no case for chrome Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Wes Strickland weighs in on the battle between state water quality regulations and the burden of cost for small systems in the US.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Moody’s has upgraded the credit ratings of listed Brazilian water concessionaires Copasa and Sanepar by one notch, to Ba3 and Ba2, respectively, on the back of positive tariff reviews.

A. O. Smith targets accelerated growth in key point-of-use water treatment markets Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The water heater manufacturer is investing heavily to take its filtration systems to a wider audience, both in the US and in selected emerging markets. While the top line is growing rapidly, the margins will take some time to catch up with the rest of the business.

BREWing up a new generation of water technologies Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

A. O. Smith has invested in two water start-ups as part of the Milwaukee-based BREW Accelerator programme. It is evidence of the company’s deepening interest in water.

Utility Partners guns for O&M growth after successful integration into H2O Innovation Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Despite a faultless contract retention record over the past year, H2O Innovation’s operating arm will have to get acquisitive if it wants to beat the industry’s modest single-digit organic growth rate. CEO Frédéric Dugré sets out his vision for the business.