A water leak led to a $20K bill for an Alabama couple. A smart meter could have saved them
June 1, 2023
When smart water meters work, they can detect expensive leaks early. But the tech's costly to do right and even more so when it's done wrong.
Water is a sustainable investing opportunity, but underinvested
April 20, 2023
Despite global investors stepping up their commitments to sustainability, some are raising the point that water remains underinvested as the global population grows and water infrastructure decays.
A fascinating discussion about water and infrastructure investment opportunities in the space
March 16, 2023
Alexander Loucopoulos, a partner at Sciens Water, a private equity firm focused on investments in water infrastructure, is looking to apply value-added strategies to help water and wastewater businesses grow into national platforms. Currently, the United States has a complicated patchwork of 85,000 water systems, almost half of which are in poor or dreadful conditions.
Hyperion buy marks vertical integration move for IWS
March 9, 2023
The acquisition of Hyperion International Technologies by Sciens Capital-backed Integrated Water Services forms part of a wider inorganic growth strategy which has already seen IWS complete two acquisitions this year.
Integrated Water Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Hyperion International Technologies, LLC
March 7, 2023
Integrated Water Services, Inc. (“IWS”), a leading provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions, has announced its acquisition of Hyperion International Technologies, LLC (“Hyperion”), a well-known developer of industrial control systems for the water sector.
What does Xylem’s acquisition of Evoqua signal for the market and utilities?
February 6, 2023
The recent announcement of Xylem’s agreement to acquire Evoqua was significant news for the municipal water/wastewater utility sector. According to Xylem, the $7.5 billion deal will help the combined company achieve a global reach in a range of water-related markets.
Can Private Capital Change the World of Water for the Better?
January 18, 2023
15% of America’s water is already in private hands. For some, that’s a concern! For others (including me) that’s a proof of concept to ask for more. How could private capital help solve America’s water crisis?
What do you Need to Know to Invest Wisely in Water Technologies?
January 11, 2023
How does an investor decide to fund a water technology or a water company? Are they sitting in a Shark Tank environment and following their instinct to make a decision in minutes? That’s very unlikely, right?
Integrated Water Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of M|MBR Systems
January 10, 2023
Integrated Water Services, Inc. (“IWS”), a leading water and wastewater treatment solutions provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of leading membrane bioreactor manufacturer and distributor M|MBR Systems, LLC (“M|MBR Systems”). As a result of the transaction, IWS, in partnership with Sciens Water Opportunities Management, LLC (“Sciens Water”), will acquire 100% of the equity of MMBR Systems.
Sciens seeks to fix America’s ailing water industry one investment at a time
January 06, 2023
Alternative asset management firm Sciens Water aims to fix aging infrastructure while also providing investors with a spigot of real asset-driven returns
Alexander Loucopoulos at Sciens Water Discusses Private Equity Specialization and The Water Infrastructure Industry
January 03, 2023
Alexander is a partner at the Sciens Water. Alexander has dedicated his recent work to investing in water infrastructure, through private equity investments. He has worked in multiple sectors such as investment banking, led a start up, and went to business school as well.
Sciens Capital Aims to Consolidate Water Infrastructure
December 09, 2022
As infrastructure investors pour money into renewable energy, Sciens Capital Management focuses on a less popular sector—water.
800 M&A Moves in a Decade, Yet You’ve Never Heard of this Water Utility!
December 07, 2022
With 50’000 water and 35’000 wastewater utilities, the US Water Sector is highly scattered. This has consequences: 63 million Americans are potentially exposed to unsafe drinking water!
Water works (except when it doesn't)
December 02, 2022
In many parts of the United States, water is something people take for granted: you turn on the tap, and there it is, clean and safe to drink. But the infrastructure that brings water from the ground to your faucet is much more complicated in the states than it is in many other countries.
How does Maslow explain a lot of America’s Broken Water Economics?
November 18, 2022
The Water Challenge is three-dimensional. We face broken pipes, broken policies, and broken economics! Yet, if we get to the bottom of it, the economic one seems to be the root cause of all the other problems. What if Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs actually explained it?
Funding that Makes Sense
November 15, 2022
Can private industry help remedy the U.S. water crisis? Guest Alex Loucopoulos of Sciens Water joins the show to discuss the significant shortage of funding from government sources to help water agencies and utilities secure capital to fund much needed improvement projects.
The subtle art of using Sciens to solve water
October 20, 2022
One of the best capitalised water investment vehicles has quietly built a portfolio which is greater than the sum of its parts. With $850 million at its disposal, where can it go next?
3 Ways to Invest in America’s Crumbling Water Infrastructure
September 23, 2022
For more than 40 days this summer, residents of Jackson—Mississippi’s capital and home to 150,000 people—could not drink their water. Torrential rain and floodwater swamped the city’s largest water treatment plant in August
How to Pitch an ESG Shark Tank? We'll show, you'll roast!
August 22, 2022
Integrated Water Services, Inc. Appoints Rick Barrett as Chief Executive Officer
August 3, 2022
Integrated Water Services, Inc., a leading water and wastewater treatment solutions provider, announces the CEO appointment of Rick Barrett to lead the Company's next phase of growth.
Private Equity-backed Central States Drives Water Utility Deal Count
August 27, 2021
Bluefield’s quarterly tracking and analysis of investor-owned utility (IOU) M&A activity in the U.S. highlights strong growth for PE-backed Central States Water Resources (CSWR).
Sciens Water becomes a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
April 21, 2021
Sciens Water Opportunities Management LLC ("Sciens Water"), a significant investor in the U.S. water industry, announced today that it has become a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI").
Seth M. Siegel Joins Sciens Water Management Advisory Board
March 23, 2021
Sciens Water Management is pleased to announce the appointment to its Advisory Board of Seth M. Siegel, one of the foremost experts in the water industry and an award-winning writer, lawyer, activist, and serial entrepreneur.
Making the case for micro-scale consolidation
December 19, 2019
Central States Water Resources has a refreshing approach to bringing small private water systems back into compliance. It has ambitious plans to expand beyond its historical franchise area.
America’s Water – Introduction
America’s Water – One Trillion Dollars for America’s Water Infrastructure: How & What for?
May 23 2019, Columbia Water Center
The 2019 installment of Columbia Water Center’s event series once again brought together some of the country’s top water professors, professionals, financiers, regulatory and government figures to address the solutions to America’s water crisis. The program addressed several topics of critical importance; climate risks, urban water infrastructure, emerging technologies, and the food/energy/water nexus.
Sep 21st - 25th, Chicago, Illinois
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is the not-for-profit organization that brings you WEFTEC.
WEFTEC, the largest event of its kind in North America, offers water quality professionals the best in water quality education and training.
MRCTI 2019 Annual Meeting
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative featured leaders across the world coming to Memphis seeking partnerships with Mayors that have more impact on the global supply chain than any other on Earth.
MIT Water Summit 2019: Drowning in Plastic
Nov 21-22 2019, Wong Auditorium, MIT
The MIT Water Summit is a gathering of students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area as well as leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia organized annually by the MIT Water Club to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources.
Sciens Water is a marquee sponsor of the 2019 Water Summit