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Smart sewers promise $500m capex savings for Indiana city Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

South Bend has installed one of the world’s largest smart sewer systems, and is now poised to significantly reduce the price tag associated with a federally mandated consent decree. Will smart spending become the new normal in the US water sector?

Suez integrates Optimatics into its network of digital solutions Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

A new partnership with a fast-growing software start-up will enhance Suez’s suite of digital water capabilities for municipal water networks. Adapting the optimisation engine to address the industrial market will prove more of a challenge.

Eversource enters the US regulated water market with $1.7bn Aquarion purchase Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The power utility has diversified its holdings by pulling off the biggest regulated water acquisition in the US for a decade. Is it the precursor to a national roll-up strategy?

Where next for Macquarie in water? Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The group has exited two major water investments in the last month. Is it all over?

Cadiz water supply project gains momentum with federal support Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

With a private finance commitment in place and a regulatory roadblock reversed, the ambitious water supply project in southern California could break ground later this year. Is the new-found optimism justified?

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Private equity giant Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to buy HD Supply’s water products distribution business for $2.5 billion, equivalent to around 10 times projected 2017 EBITDA. CD&R previously owned the business before floating it on the stock exchange in 2013.

The Texas water rush Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Despite the energy price turmoil, frac'ing is here to stay – and so are the opportunities for water treatment, says Amanda Brock.

Pentair recasts itself as a pure-play water company Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

Spinning off its electrical business will transform Pentair into a pure-play water company. Can it convince shareholders that it has a cohesive go-to-market strategy?

Will the new Pentair go digital? Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

As Pentair faces up to its future as a water-only equipment firm, maximising the value of its product portfolio will require quick action on smart water.

Pure Technologies partners with Xylem to target smart water in emerging markets Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

Both firms are responding to an increasing focus on water loss and asset management in emerging markets. Will their latest collaboration lay the groundwork for a more formal relationship in future?