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GreenHunter Navigates U.S. Fracking Market 

On 26 March 2014, GreenHunter Water, LLC, a subsidiary of GreenHunter Resources, sold its Dewitt County salt water disposal facility to Clear Water Resource Partners, LLC. The US$3.4 million Eagle Ford divestment is the third SWD facility sold in the last 12 months. GreenHunter is refocusing its water service operations for fracking exclusively in the Marcellus and Utica (Appalachia) shale plays.


Two-fold Increase in Brazil Water Infrastructure Investment Marks Opportunity for Private, Foreign Water Players 

Brazil's revised US$6.7 billion annual investment target for water infrastructure through 2033 points to a greater reliance on the private sector, according to a new report from Bluefield Research. Pr...

Brazil Private Municipal Water: Strategies & Outlook, 2014 

In-depth report on Brazil's private municipal Water market -- available for online purchase and immediate download.

Why Do We Drink Bottled Water? 

The sixth session of The Water Values Podcast welcomes Duke University professor Jim Salzman. Jim wrote a book titled Drinking Water: A History, in which he follows the history of water from a number...

Aqua America Consolidates Mid-Atlantic Position 

On 24 March 2014, Aqua America Corporation reported three acquisitions in Virginia covering three counties and serving 1,480 residents for a total cash outlay of $257,501 and the assumption of $1.61 million in capital improvements.

Are We Prepared For Increasing Water Scarcity? The Colorado River and Water Conservation in Southern Nevada 

In the fifth session of The Water Values Podcast, I welcome John Entsminger, the new General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. John was very generous with his time and shared a tremendou...

Manila Water Enters New Frontier in Myanmar 

On 18 March 2014, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) of Myanmar, Manila Water Corporation (MWC), and Mitsubishi Corporation signed an MOU for a non-revenue water (NRW) reduction project. The project involves leak detection, pipe upgrades, and installation of meters and fee collection systems on a small scale. It will cost approximately US$1 million for the project and enable roughly 10,000 connections in central Yangon. MWC implemented similar measures in the East Manila city and seeks to replicate this experience in Yangon.

LG Continues Filling Out Water Portfolio 

On 14 March 2014, Korea-based LG Chem filed for the acquisition of NanoH2O, an El Segundo, California-based reverse osmosis technology manufacturer. The reported US$200 million acquisition is expected to close by the end of April 2014. NanoH2O– founded in 2005– is backed by BASF, Total, Khosla Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, and the CalPERS Clean Energy & Technology Fund. The announcement comes after Toray outbid LG to acquire 56% of membrane manufacturer, Woongjin Chemical in 2013 for US$397 million.


Safe Drinking Water and the History Behind it 

In the fourth session of The Water Values Podcast, Mike McGuire joins us to talk about safe drinking water. Mike is a California-based engineer, author, blogger and water historian. He provides a te...