NEW YORK, Oct 23- Aqua America Inc has agreed to acquire privately-owned natural gas utility Peoples in an all-cash deal worth $4.3 billion inclusive of debt, it said on Tuesday, as the water utility seeks to diversify its service offering. Shares in Aqua, which will use between $500 million and $800 million of debt and between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion of new...
SANTIAGO, Aug 29- On Chilean water regulator Oscar Cristi's desk, a small white espresso cup teeters atop piles of documents and loose folders that appear on the point of collapse, perhaps an apt metaphor for the growing water crisis in parts of the Andean country. Sitting in his eighth-floor office adjacent to the presidential palace, Cristi, a PhD economist, lays...
SANTIAGO, Aug 23- Chile is preparing major new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats, home to top lithium miners Albemarle and SQM, the head of the country's water authority told Reuters on Thursday. Chile's water chief said the agency was also preparing to create a drinking water reserve nearer the core of the...
EXCLUSIVE- CHILE WATER AUTHORITY SAYS TO PROHIBIT ALL NEW WATER RIGHTS IN KEY MINING AREAS OF CHILE WHERE WATER CURRENTLY OVER-EXPLOITED.
EXCLUSIVE-BHPS ESCONDIDA COPPER MINE'S LEGALLY OBTAINED WATER RIGHTS HAVE LED TO OVER-EXPLOITATION OF AQUIFER IN SALAR DE ATACAMA- CHILE WATER AUTHORITY.
EXCLUSIVE-BHP'S ESCONDIDA HAS PROPOSED TO LOWER EXTRACTION RATES OF WATER FROM SALAR DE ATACAMA BUT NEW RATE STILL INADEQUATE, UNSUSTAINABLE CHILE WATER AUTHORITY.
EXCLUSIVE- CHILE WATER AUTHORITY PREPARING TO RESTRICT NEW WATER RIGHTS IN SECTOR OF SALAR DE ATACAMA THAT IS HOME TO WORLD'S TOP LITHIUM PRODUCERS SQM AND ALBEMARLE; IMPACT ON PRODUCERS UNCLEAR.
In Budapest the Danube receded to 0.61 metres, just above the record low of 0.51 meters recorded in 2003, the National Water Authority said in a statement. But waterways shippers were desperately waiting for rainfall, forecast for the coming days in Austria and Germany, which they hope could help raise water levels in Hungary as well. "We hope that... in four to five...
RABAT, June 28- Moroccan bottled water company Les Eaux Minerales d'Oulmes issued a revenue warning for the first six months of the year on Thursday due to a consumer boycott that has hit its Sidi Ali brand since April 20. Activists launched the online protest on Facebook on April 20 against what they said were high prices charged by Sidi Ali, Centrale Danone dairy...
SAO PAULO, May 21- Rampant corruption scandals and a deep recession soured many foreign investors on Brazil in recent years, but one Canadian group saw opportunity. The companies have spent about $10 billion on energy, infrastructure and real estate assets few others would touch due to the legal, political and economic risks involved. The deals confirmed...
Michael Phelps, "Save Water" ambassador and Olympic gold medalist, talks about his hope to inspire people to turn off the faucet and save water, and dealing with the mental pressure after participating in extreme competition.
Cape Town's recent water shortage crisis has raised global concern about the threat of water scarcity.
Matt Damon, actor, director and Water.org co-founder, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, talk about raising awareness of the global water crisis and the millions of lives that it impacts.
Gary White, Water.org co-founder, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about "Buy a Lady A Drink" clean water awareness campaign.
Matt Damon, actor, director and Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder, and Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, talk about the benefits of providing affordable clean water and sanitation to those people without access to it.
Matt Damon, actor, director and Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.
Trump backs a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan mixing state and private spending. These 10 crumbling states need it most.
Susan Story, American Water CEO, discusses cyber threats present to electric utilities that could impact water utilities.
Susan Story, American Water CEO, discusses how tax reform can impact infrastructure for water utility companies.
Christopher Franklin, Aqua America president & CEO, talks about the costs and time associated with repairing and replacing America's water infrastructure system.