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Dammed if we do... Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Infrastructure is not always the answer to water scarcity, argues David Lloyd Owen.

Ofwat fires a warning shot as price review gets underway Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

The publication of the methodology for the UK water sector’s next price review shows the regulator’s determination to drive value in the sector. It will sort the men from the boys.

European Investment Bank looks to up-risk portfolio Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Changing political tides are set to mean a new appetite for risk at the world’s biggest multilateral water lender, with new funding targets lined up at home, overseas, and in industrial and technical spheres. The shadow of Brexit still looms on the horizon, however.

Thames Water’s profits leak away in mixed results season for UK water companies Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The new chief executive of the UK’s largest private water provider has come under fire over missed leakage targets, which contributed to an 18.5% drop in operating profits last year. What can the company’s new investors do to protect future dividend flows?

Chinese bidder tees up big wastewater win in Belgrade Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

An unsolicited bid from a Chinese consortium has the potential to fast-track the construction of a centralised wastewater treatment plant in the Serbian capital. There are still opportunities to get involved in the infrastructure build-out.

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

The Estonian Supreme Court has agreed to open proceedings on water concessionaire Tallinna Vesi’s appeal in cassation regarding the tariff dispute between the company and the Estonian Competition Authority.

Steppe-ing up to the plate Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Turkmenistan faces a costly reality as a result of a legacy of unmonitored subsidy, says David Lloyd Owen.

European Investment Bank looks to up-risk portfolio Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Changing political tides are set to mean a new appetite for risk at the world’s biggest multilateral water lender, with new funding targets lined up at home, overseas, and in industrial and technical spheres. The shadow of Brexit still looms on the horizon, however.

Pre-emptive takeover to net Affinity sellers 40% premium Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

A pre-emptive offer for a UK regulated water company could mark a new direction for the sector. With more money chasing fewer assets, are auctions a thing of the past?

Canal Isabel II to sell off its Latin American water portfolio Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

A corruption scandal has forced the Madrid-based company to put its non-domestic holdings on the block. Ongoing investigations mean the sale process will be far from straightforward.