Water supply

Global Water Resources Declares Monthly Dividend

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1:31pm

PHOENIX, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), (TSX: GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has declared, under its dividend policy, a monthly cash dividend in the amount of $0.0241 per common share (an annualized amount of $0.2892 per share), which will be payable on June 30, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on June 16, 2020.

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  • PHOENIX, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), (TSX: GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has declared, under its dividend policy, a monthly cash dividend in the amount of $0.0241 per common share (an annualized amount of $0.2892 per share), which will be payable on June 30, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on June 16, 2020.
  • Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates 12 utilities which provide water, wastewater, and recycled water services.
  • The company has been recognized for its highly-effective implementation of Total Water Management (TWM), an integrated approach to managing the entire water cycle by owning and operating water, wastewater and recycled water utilities within the same geographic area to maximize the beneficial use of recycled water.
  • TWM conserves water by using the right water for the right use and helps protect water supplies in water-scarce areas experiencing population growth.

Middlesex Water Awarded Highland Park Operating Contract

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:41pm

ISELIN, N.J., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX ) today announced that its subsidiary, Utility Service Affiliates, Inc. (USA), has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate and maintain the Borough of Highland Park, New Jerseys water and wastewater systems commencing July 1, 2020.

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  • ISELIN, N.J., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX ) today announced that its subsidiary, Utility Service Affiliates, Inc. (USA), has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate and maintain the Borough of Highland Park, New Jerseys water and wastewater systems commencing July 1, 2020.
  • The Borough receives all of its water supply from Middlesex Water Company and its wastewater is transported to the Middlesex County Utilities Authority for treatment.
  • Middlesex Water Company is an investor-owned water utility engaged in the business of collecting, treating and distributing water for domestic, commercial, industrial and fire protection purposes.
  • For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company, visit the Companys web site at www.middlesexwater.com or call (732) 634-1500.

Outlook on the Worldwide Desalination Industry to 2024 - Upcoming Trends and Challenges That Will Influence Market Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:28pm

The desalination market is poised to grow by $ 8.07 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period.

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  • The desalination market is poised to grow by $ 8.07 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period.
  • This report on the desalination market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • This study identifies the increase in demand for membrane technology as one of the prime reasons driving the desalination market growth during the next few years.

Illinois American Water Announces Operations Promotions; Leadership Positions Support Safety, Customer Service and Operational Efficiency

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:40pm

Illinois American Water announced the following promotions within its Operations leadership team:

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  • Illinois American Water announced the following promotions within its Operations leadership team:
    Karen Cooper, formerly Senior Operations Manager in the Southern Division, has been promoted to Operations Director of the Southern Division and Central Divisions in Southern Illinois.
  • Prior to joining American Water in 1985, Cooper worked for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Public Water Supplies.
  • Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people.
  • American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.

WSSCC Names New Executive Director

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

GENEVA, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O'Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC.

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  • GENEVA, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O'Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC.
  • He is also a non-executive Director on the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
  • Additionally, he has assumed the position of the United Kingdom's Executive Director on the Board of the African Development Bank, where he chaired the committee on human resources, information technology and administration.
  • "WSSCC is at a critical point in its 30-year history as it evolves into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund by 2021.

WSSCC Names New Executive Director

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 7:00am

GENEVA, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O'Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC.

Key Points: 
  • GENEVA, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O'Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC.
  • He is also a non-executive Director on the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
  • Additionally, he has assumed the position of the United Kingdom's Executive Director on the Board of the African Development Bank, where he chaired the committee on human resources, information technology and administration.
  • "WSSCC is at a critical point in its 30-year history as it evolves into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund by 2021.

Research Report with COVID-19 Forecasts - Desalination Market 2020-2024 | Increase in Population and Rise in Demand for Consumable Water to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:30pm

The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This research report also analyzes other significant trends and market drivers that will influence market growth over 2020-2024.
  • Changing climatic conditions and increased investments in desalination plants will further boost market growth during the forecast period, says a senior analyst at Technavio.
  • This market research report segments the desalination market by technology (membrane and thermal) and geography (MEA, APAC, North America, Europe, and South America).

Olea Edge Analytics Unveils Real-Time Water Utility Meter Management Platform for Cities to Optimize Revenue

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

Olea Edge Analytics , an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, today announced a program for cities to optimize revenues associated with water meter inaccuracy.

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  • Olea Edge Analytics , an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, today announced a program for cities to optimize revenues associated with water meter inaccuracy.
  • The program includes a comprehensive survey, installation and access to the Olea Edge Analytics user-interface for real-time monitoring.
  • As Olea pinpoints where cities are losing out on water billing revenue, water providers can begin to see an immediate ROI with prioritized meter maintenance recommendations.
  • Oleas proven technology empowers utilities to optimize water delivery, billing and conservation so cities can generate millions more in revenue.

Cambodia: the EU grants EUR 12.7 million to deliver safe, drinking water to some of Phnom Penh's poorest neighbourhoods

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 4:08pm

The EIB experience from financing water and waste-water infrastructure around the world shows that access to improved water supply, sanitation, and hygiene results in:economic development and poverty reduction;increased food safety and better food and nutrition security as well as livelihoods;improved protection of the environment;reduced health and time burden which frees up the time of carers;improved school enrolment and retention rates, especially for girls;improved safety of women and girls, as the main water collectors;more time up women to engage in other activities with reduced work and water collection time; and,empowered communities and new opportunities for women where they are involved in their management.The infrastructure will bring safe, drinking water and improve quality of living for 700,000 people from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city.

Key Points: 
  • The EIB experience from financing water and waste-water infrastructure around the world shows that access to improved water supply, sanitation, and hygiene results in:
    • economic development and poverty reduction;
    • increased food safety and better food and nutrition security as well as livelihoods;
    • improved protection of the environment;
    • reduced health and time burden which frees up the time of carers;
    • improved school enrolment and retention rates, especially for girls;
    • improved safety of women and girls, as the main water collectors;
    • more time up women to engage in other activities with reduced work and water collection time; and,
    • empowered communities and new opportunities for women where they are involved in their management.
    • The infrastructure will bring safe, drinking water and improve quality of living for 700,000 people from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city.
    • It is a long term investment in country`s resilience to pandemic such as Covid-19 as it provides steady access to clean drinking water, critical for effective crisis mitigation.
    • The EU grant will expand the water distribution network to the poorest areas of the city.
    • It complements an earlier EUR 185 million investment from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Agence Franaise de Dveloppement (AFD).
    • Blending of the EIB, the AFD and the EU financing will provide treated potable water to the fast-expanding Phnom Penh, where the demand for piped water is expected to nearly double from current needs by 2030.
    • Around 86,000 households, in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Phnom Pen, will gain access to city`s piped water for the first time ever, and help reduce certain types of diseases by as much as 26%.
    • The project will have a positive economic effect on the poorest households as it will reduce daily expenditure for bottled drinking water.
    • Today, close to 70% of the Cambodians do not have access to piped water supply, including 28 % of people living in Phnom Pehn.
    • Through our financing, we act as a catalyst to attract the funding needed to meet the UNs Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
  • Consolidated Water Reports Q1 2020 Results

    Friday, May 15, 2020 - 9:55pm

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.(Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

    Key Points: 
    • GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.(Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
    • Acquired remaining 49% interest in Aerex Industries, the company's custom and specialty manufacturer of water treatment-related systems and products based in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
    • "In Q1, we reported record quarterly revenue as a result of the addition of $3.0 million of revenue from PERC Water, our 51% owned subsidiary which we acquired in Q4 of 2019," commented Consolidated Water CEO, Rick McTaggart.
    • "Regional water management challenges are creating demand not only for potable water solutions, like desalination, but also for wastewater treatment and reuse projects.