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1907 articles in Europe

Barcelona to expand reuse as drought rages Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The city is looking to revamp idle treatment infrastructure in an attempt to avoid a repeat of 2008, when it had to tanker in water.

Kelda shareholders to press on with sale of majority stake Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The sale of 53.7% of Kelda is still likely to go ahead, despite heightened political and regulatory risk, and a non-regulated nightmare.

Europe in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Canadian pension fund OMERS Infrastructure has agreed to increase its stake in Thames Water to around 32%.

Data gaps don’t go away Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

To make sense of improvements in world water coverage, we need to know what we don’t know, says David Lloyd Owen.

Moody’s fires warning shot on UK water’s credit quality Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The ratings agency has unveiled its most comprehensive analysis yet on the impact that Ofwat’s proposed price settlement could have on UK water companies’ debt service costs.

Spanish firms take on Suez and Veolia in France Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

A new competitive environment has convinced Spanish private water operators that they can break into the French delegated public service market. What will it take to break a 165-year deadlock?

Wheels within wheels Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

David Lloyd Owen takes a look at how a utility can sustain itself – even in the face of ongoing water insecurity.

Europe in brief Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The EIB is proposing to invest €50 million in the €200 million Pearl Environmental Infrastructure Fund, which plans to invest in wastewater treatment plants, energy efficiency facilities and waste-to energy installations in Europe.

Finance costs hit UK numbers Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Rising debt service bills crimped mid-year profit margins at many of the UK’s water and sewerage companies. A tough price review could put dividends under further pressure.

Ofwat eyes record low cost of capital at PR19 Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Regulated UK water companies will be forced to find new ways to outperform from 2020. Will it result in a mass exodus from the sector?