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Desal investors head for KSA as SWCC feels out new role Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Saudi Arabia is aiming to hit out at every level of the desalination market. While a new generation of investors vie for its pipeline of privately financed projects, its state-owned desalination body is making waves with targeted projects and new angles for R&D.

Haya Water plans sewage BOT rollout Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Oman’s chief wastewater collection and treatment body is looking to create a pipeline of privately funded WWTPs in the mould of the country’s IWP programme.

KAEC planners opt for solar desal as future utility needs grow Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

A new facility at the city could herald a fresh spurt of opportunities for operators.

Hamas-Fatah Authority detente raises hopes for Gaza desalination planners Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

A political breakthrough could mean movement on crucial infrastructure in one of the most water-starved places on earth.

New fund looks to create alpha from water Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

An investment vehicle backed by Israeli institutions is keen to leverage the capabilities of investee company IDE Technologies to create enhanced returns from infrastructure assets. Finding suitable opportunities is likely to be a challenge.

Middle East in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Israel’s Energy and Water Resources Ministry has approved a plan to double the volume of desalinated water produced in the country to 1.2 billion m3/year.

The devil’s in the details Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The level of interest in Saudi Arabia’s newest desalination plant is positive, but that’s not the whole picture, says Tom Scotney.

Al Mowkley spells out his ambitions for NWC reform Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The National Water Company is on the verge of appointing advisors to push ahead with the process of privatising its network operations. The company’s CEO envisages a twostage process designed to double the speed of performance improvement.

What will it take to make Saudi privatisation work? Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Christopher Gasson identifies the challenges the NWC and its advisors face when bringing private capital into the Saudi water sector.

Desalination and aquifer recharge combine as Abu Dhabi spends big on water resilience Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Abu Dhabi is planning to lean on a groundbreaking new desert aquifer storage and recharge system to manage peaks of water demand in the emirate. Desalination building continues apace, however, with a newly launched project set to break records for membrane desal.