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New prime minister oversees Egyptian sustainability drive Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As the Egyptian economy improves, life has returned to the water and wastewater project markets. A new round of tariff rises is aimed at bolstering the balance sheets of utilities.

Political difficulties put Jordan’s water sector in trouble Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The collapse of the country’s government at a key time has disrupted projects, and could block attempts to reform water finances.

Israel faces decision over IDE desal dominance Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As the country readies itself for another wave of desalination procurement, the market dominance of developer IDE Technologies has come under the spotlight. Regulators will have to decide whether to approve its recent takeover of the country’s largest plant.

Qatari water lags in a year of crisis Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The country has held up to financial pressure, but water projects have lagged behind.

Cooperation is the goal Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As regional rivals take to the pitch in Russia, Tom Scotney says calm will be needed to make the Middle East’s water dreams a reality.

Middle East in brief Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power, the owner of the 600,000m3/d & 893MW Fujairah F1 power and water plant in the UAE, is looking to retrofit the 284,000m3/d thermal desalination portion of the facility.

Saudi Arabia pushes for speed on regional PPP contracts Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Time is of the essence for the Saudi authorities as they look to get the first elements of a dual-stage management-to-concession process out to the market this year. With many questions still to be answered, the key players joined GWI in Paris to take on the challenge.

WEC reassures Saudi PPP bidders over project crowding as new investors step up Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Khalid Al-Qureshi, the head of the body at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s water privatisation process, told delegates at GWI’s Saudi privatisation workshop last month that the company is well equipped to take on the challenges facing it.

Saudi Arabia unveils more private wastewater treatment plants Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Following a very strong response from bidders to two flagship projects, the pace of the independent sewage treatment plant programme is set to pick up.

Desalination giant SWCC plots out a future without desal plants Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The planned brownfield privatisation of water production in the Kingdom means that the world’s largest desalination company now faces the prospects of a future without any plants. What does the future hold for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation?