1920 articles in Europe

UK renationalisation debate moves forward Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The implications of the UK water sector being placed under government control after nearly 30 years of private ownership are complex and varied. Who would receive the better deal – bondholders or equity-holders?

Yorkshire Water invites feedback on sludge Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The company wants to optimise the way it manages its bioresources by building a more diverse set of relationships with third parties. It is starting from a position of artificial inefficiency.

New legislation to revamp bidding rules Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The jury is still out on what Spain’s new procurement law will mean for much-needed private sector investment, particularly in wastewater treatment.

Catalunya water escapes contagion Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Despite the rhetoric from Madrid around the economic value destruction caused by the independence campaign, the water sector is functioning as normal – for now.

Italy aims to raise its game on water reuse Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A new framework could pave the way for greater volumes of wastewater reuse in Italy. Broadening its appeal will depend on less stringent pathogen limits.

Canadians bet on UK water for their pensions Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Recent changes in Thames Water’s ownership have seen Canadian pension fund OMERS accumulate more than 25% of the company.

Ofwat and private perception Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The work of the English regulator and private water companies has not paid off in the public imagination, argues David Lloyd Owen.

Europe water in brief Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Veolia has sold CeraMem, its advanced membrane business for the oil and gas market, to CTI-Orelis.

Spain entertains desalination capacity boost for farmers Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

The Spanish agricultural lobby has reluctantly embraced desalination after the Tagus- Segura pipeline dried up earlier this year. Do the long-term economics stack up?

Suez looks for accelerated industrial growth after softer first half Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Having catapulted itself into the premier league of global industrial water suppliers through the acquisition of GE Water, Suez is now faced with the challenge of growing the top line of the combined business at a rate of 5% a year. What is its strategy?