LEADER FOCUS 8
After working at Abengoa Water for over 10 years, fnishing as
chairman and CEO, Carlos Cosín has launched Almar Water
Solutions to tap into the renewable powered desalination
market. We catch up with him to fnd out more.
From April 2017 the water market in England followed
Scotland and opened up for businesses, meaning they can
now choose their water provider. Will the retail market drive
innovation as hoped?
EDITOR’S NOTE 2
PRODUCT FOCUS 35
DIARY /AD INDEX/WEB PROMO 36
GLOBAL GRAPHENE RUSH SPEEDS AHEAD 12
UK scientists have found a way to stop a graphene oxide
membrane expanding during water fltration.
SELF-HEALING CONCRETE IN THE NETHERLANDS 14
Utility Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg is testing a self-repairing
concrete tank to fnd out potential applications.
TO IPO OR NOT - THAT IS THE QUESTION 18
With Evoqua tipped to be gearing up for an initial public
offering, what can it learn from the industry’s experience?
TAKING CONTROL AT AFFINITY WATER 26
A variable speed drive upgrade enabled utility Affnity Water
to match output to demand more accurately.
OVERCOMING ALGAL BLOOMS IN OMAN 29
Oman faces regular threats from algal blooms. A pre-treatment
plant was delivered quickly to operate in diffcult conditions.
DEVELOPMENTS IN PIPELINE MONTORING 31
Driving towards a smart water approach, a plethora of
pipeline monitoring technologies are now available.
SPEEDING UP PROJECT DELIVERY IN RUSSIA 33
The Khabarovsk Vodocanal delivered a groundwater project
two months ahead of schedule using leading software.