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K-water launches Korean SMEs abroad while scaling up its smart water strategy at home Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

With the Asia Water Council’s initiatives abroad gathering pace, K-water has set up a platform for channelling Korean SMEs to overseas opportunities. Efforts to tackle consumer mistrust of tap water mean that there is a lot of SME smart water know-how to be unlocked.

New Zealand alliance activity picks up pace Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Two councils are embracing alliances as a way of streamlining water, wastewater and stormwater services. Splitting plant and network management is a new approach.

Asia Pacific water in brief Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Chinese state-owned giant Shenhua Group has awarded the engineering and procurement contracts for coal-to-chemical and mining wastewater treatment at its Ningdong Energy Base in Ningxia Province.

Reflections on water Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Chinese water companies have a responsibility to drive the industry forward, argues Willy Yeo.

Ganga PPP awards herald sewage treatment bonanza Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

India’s central government has awarded the first two of its long-awaited hybrid annuity wastewater PPP projects. The next challenge will be to bundle brownfield and greenfield assets together within individual tenders.

HNB courts foreigners for Haridwar Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Although it is well established in India’s sewage treatment market, HNB Engineers has no experience of executing PPPs. It is now looking for foreign finance partners.

Interest builds in rare New Zealand DBFO Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The first sizeable PPP to emerge in the New Zealand water sector for more than a decade is generating considerable interest from the private water community. The prospect of co-financing from a local Maori tribe provides an interesting twist.

BEWG secures Australian growth platform Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The purchase of Trility will give the Chinese group access to a mature contract portfolio with a high degree of revenue predictability. Not all the contracts are making money.

Seeing dollars and sense Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Willy Yeo weighs in on the darker side of China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure vision.

Essel storms ahead in Indian water Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Billionaire-backed project developer Essel has won a new PPP in PM Modi’s backyard. Suez and Earth Water Group veteran Vidyavathsal will be driving the water business.