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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.

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.