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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.

The next big start-up Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The Trump infrastructure package may not solve the country’s water needs – but it opens up space for those who might, says Debra Coy.

Americas water in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Granite Construction has agreed to acquire Nasdaq-listed Layne Christensen for $565 million, equivalent to an EBITDA/EV multiple of 8.2x. The deal furthers Granite’s penetration into the water sector following the 2013 acquisition of tunnelling specialist Kenny Construction.

Argentina’s new PPP roadmap Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The Interior Ministry is seeking a “competitive dialogue” with the private sector to make its $10 billion water PPP push a reality. Bankable projects could still be some way off.

Funding cuts threaten efforts to accelerate Superfund site remediation Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The EPA has prioritised speeding up the remediation of hazardous waste sites under the Superfund programme, but with funding under pressure, it will take something special to accelerate the number of opportunities for groundwater remediation specialists.

Pipeline of large-scale US municipal water opportunities shifts sideways Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Pushback from Pittsburgh and Atlantic City on possible water privatisations has left business development officials scrambling for new leads. Could a long-term concession in Baltimore prove more workable?

Mueller Water steps up digital growth strategy Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The company derives the bulk of its revenues from mature markets with sluggish growth prospects. By leveraging its digital capabilities, it is already opening up new paths for expansion. CEO Scott Hall outlines his vision to GWI.