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Leavers Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

  • DC Water CEO George Hawkins announced that he will stand down from running water services in the US capital in December this year. He is the closest the water industry has to a superhero, but his stated plans for the future...

Sinking ship Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist Oceansaver agreed to sell its assets to IMS AS on 20 September, barely a week after filing for bankruptcy. The company was the first to have an electrochlorination ballast water management system win US Coast Guard approval, but it was...

Gone shopping Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

  • Beijing Enterprises Water Group has emerged as the winner of the auction for Australian private water operator Trility. It is difficult to assess whether the $250 million...

Desalinalia Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

  • The City of Cape Town has launched the first batch of tenders in a bid to fast-track the creation of 500,000m3/d of additional non-surface water supplies, chiefly through the construction of...

Private pain Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The remunicipalisation movement in Spain is continuing to hurt Suez’s interests in the country. This month Terrassa, a Catalan city of 215,000 people, confirmed that potable water services will...

Private pleasure Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The National Mission For Clean Ganga has awarded the first two privately financed wastewater treatment projects to be tendered under...

Chart of the Month: How Affordable is Water? Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

This month’s chart comes from our annual water tariff survey, which we are publishing for the first time this month as a separate White Paper for GWI subscribers.

The biggest international water trade shows Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

From Stockholm World Water Week to Watec Israel and Korea International Water Week, and on to WEFTEC and the IDA World Congress, you could spend your life at water trade shows. This month’s list looks at how they measure up.

The high price of cheap water Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Christopher Gasson asks how can we fix water tariffs for good.

Index shows post-Harvey rally Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

What were the reasons behind this month’s new record high for the GWI Global Water Index?