cleantech
cleantech insights

Water: Week in Review

artipatel

After all the activity this week, we can expect to see new desalination plants pop up in exciting places all over the world, including Qatar, Singapore, South Australia, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.  To find out what else is going on in water around the world, continue reading below:

M&A/ Partnerships

Share/Bookmark

Water: Week in Review

artipatel

This week we saw both Veolia and Itron make strong moves into India, through a 25-year contract for water supply and deployment of nearly 250,000 water meters.  This marks one of Veolia’s largest moves into the market, while Itron will use the move to reinforce its presence in the Indian market.  These stories, and more, can be found below:

M&A/ Partnerships

Water: Week in Review

artipatel

M&A/ Partnerships

Projects

  • The California Superior Court has upheld the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board’s most recent approval of Poseidon Resources’ Carlsbad Desalination Project, ending years of legal challenges filed against the project.

Water: Week in Review

artipatel

M&A/ Partnerships

Projects

Water: Week in Review

artipatel

M&A/ Partnerships

Projects

My feeling that multinational corporations “get” cleantech innovation

Stephen Marcus

For several years now, Cleantech Group has been beating the drum on the importance of corporations in cleantech innovation. And having just returned from our Cleantech Forum in Amsterdam which was themed “Cleantech Goes Corporate”, one could not help but feel that the drum beat is not only loud, but getting louder!

To echo (and horribly paraphrase – sorry) the words of Nancy Floyd, the Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power from the event: 15 years ago a few corporations were looking to invest in new energy funds just out of curiosity about the dealflow; now they see these technologies as crucial elements of their future growth strategies.

One only needs to look at a graphical sample of active corporations in cleantech to see how true Nancy’s words are:

Sample of corporate active in cleantech

The importance of cleantech innovation to multinationals could really be felt throughout our Amsterdam conference rooms. Delegates from over 30 multinational corporations including GM, Philips, Unilever, Total, Siemens, British Gas, EDF, Cisco, Bosch, BASF, Rhodia, Autodesk and Veolia (to name but a few) all came to network, brainstorm, understand, speak and exhibit. Corporate delegates with titles such as “Head of Emerging Technologies”, “Head …