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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Water Stocks News - Middlesex Water Company Announces 5% Discount to Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Middlesex Water Company Announces 5% Discount to Dividend Reinvestment Plan

ParticipantsISELIN, NJ--December 23, 2009 - Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX) today announced that, for a limited period of time, it plans to offer shares of its Common Stock at a 5% discount to participants in the Company's Amended and Restated Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan ("Plan"). This offer applies to all Common Stock purchases made under the Plan between February 1, 2010 and June 1, 2010, whether by optional cash payment or by dividend reinvestment. During this discount period, the purchase price of the shares will be 95% of the fair market value of the shares on the purchase dates, as described in the Company's Plan Prospectus dated August 28, 2009 ("Plan Prospectus") if purchased through the Plan.


Purchases made at the reduced price and then subsequently withdrawn from the Plan within six months after purchase will be subject to a withdrawal fee equal to the original 5% purchase price discount times the number of shares withdrawn, but not exceeding the number of shares actually purchased at the discount by the withdrawing shareholder.
The terms and conditions of the Plan, the discount purchase details and instructions for enrolling in the Plan are set forth in the Plan Prospectus, which is available online at the Company's website: www.middlesexwater.com under Investor Relations. Copies of the Prospectus may also be obtained by calling the Investor Relations Department at (732) 634-1500. The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-160757) for the Plan. The entire registration statement, which includes the Plan Prospectus, can be viewed online at the SEC's website: www.sec.gov. This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities, which can be made only by means of the Plan Prospectus.
About Middlesex Water Company
Middlesex Water Company, organized in 1897, provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey and Delaware through various subsidiary companies. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company, visit the Company's web site at www.middlesexwater.com or call (732) 634-1500.
This release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, our long-term strategy and expectations, the status of our acquisition program, the impact of our acquisitions, the impact of current and projected rate requests and the impact of our capital program on our environmental compliance. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, the success of certain cost containment initiatives, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment, availability and the cost of capital, the success of growth initiatives and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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‘World Water Monitoring Day’ Specified by EPA as Normal Activities Throughout the Year

‘World Water Monitoring Day’ Specified by EPA as Normal Activities Throughout the Year


TAIPEI, Taiwan--‘World Water Monitoring Day’ (WWMD) is an event of global concern for the water quality of the environment, aimed at encouraging people around the world to care about water quality and work together to preserve the Earth’s water resources. With enthusiastic responses from the nations, the activities marking WWMD are specified as all-year-round ones since 2009, carried out from March 22 (the‘World Water Day’, one of the major United Nations environmental events) till December 31.


In order to encourage people of Taiwan to care about water quality and working together to preserve water resources, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Executive Yuan had called for the popular participation in the WWMD activities since 2003, and held seminars to groom seed teachers in the hope of planting the roots of environmental education. By promoting the public participation in environmental protection, EPA hopes to raise the public’s environment awareness and train environment monitoring volunteers.

E.Y. EPA and Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) of Hsinchu City recently co-sponsored the 2009 WWMD ‘All People Working Together’ activities to monitor river water quality, and the VIPs present at the September 30 event include the deputy director of Department of Environmental Monitoring & Information Management of E.Y. EPA Fang Shu-Hui, deputy mayor of Hsinchu City Chen Chuan-Gui, deputy director of Hsinchu EPB Chiang Shen-Ren and so on.

EPA said the Taiwan cities’ WWMD-related activities were carried out simultaneously with countries around the world, allowing Taiwan integrate into the whole world and do its part as a Global village member to preserve the water resources on Earth, so that people’s attention would be aroused and everybody in the world can enjoy clean and safe water.


Source of this release: Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
Contacts
for Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Executive YuanWen Hong Ann, 886-25051180-797hongann@mail.cna.com.tw



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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Water Stocks News -Pure Technologies ( TSX-V: PUR) Announces New SmartBall(R) Licensee


CALGARY, Dec. 23 Pure Technologies Ltd.,( TSX-V: PUR), announced today that Applus RTD, a leading international non-destructive testing and inspection company, has purchased a license for Pure's SmartBall(R) water leak detection system for the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). This is the third SmartBall(R) license sold this year, following similar commitments from Mouchel plc for the UK and Ireland, and Rand Water Services for Southern Africa.

Commenting on the development, Mike Wrigglesworth, Pure's Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, stated that this new license agreement was an indication of the increasing acceptance of SmartBall(R) as an effective and cost-efficient leak detection system for trunk mains.

ABOUT APPLUS RTD GROUP

With headquarters in the Netherlands, and offices in thirty-one countries, Applus RTD Group (www.applusrtd.com) is an international company specialized in non-destructive testing, inspection and asset integrity management. The company provides a wide range of NDT and inspection services ranging from specialized pipeline testing, on-stream monitoring and scanning, detailed inspection and data management through to integrity management. With its specialized team, Applus RTD is partners in providing custom-made solutions to all questions about water-related inspections.

About Pure Technologies Ltd.

Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world. Pure operates from its headquarters in Calgary, Canada and through subsidiaries in Maryland, New Jersey, and the UK. Pure's proprietary product portfolio includes SoundPrint(R), a continuous acoustic structural monitoring system for buildings, bridges and structures; SoundPrint(R) AFO, a fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing system for monitoring and surveillance of pipelines; and SmartBall(R), a revolutionary new leak detection technology for water, wastewater and hydrocarbon pipelines.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, without limitation, may contain the words believes, expects, anticipates, estimates, intends, plans, or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of Management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the context of any forward-looking information please refer to risk factors detailed in, as well as other information contained in, the Company's filings with Securities Regulators (www.sedar.com).

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"The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release"



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Water Stocks News - Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) Successfully Accesses Capital Markets to Support $300 Million Annual Infrastructure Improvement Program

Water Stocks News - Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) Successfully Accesses Capital Markets to Support $300 Million Annual Infrastructure Improvement Program
Aqua Pennsylvania renews revolving credit line

BRYN MAWR, Pa.---Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today that the company completed a $50 million private placement of unsecured senior notes at an annual interest rate of 4.72 percent over 10 years. Proceeds from the financing will be used to refinance a $20 million, 9.12 percent note that matures in January 2010 and in support of the company’s significant capital budget.

Aqua America also announced that, on December 2, the company’s largest subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., renewed its $70 million revolving credit line at 125 basis points over the one-month LIBOR rate. Aqua Pennsylvania is rated A+ by Standard and Poor’s. At today’s one-month LIBOR rate of 0.23 percent, the total interest rate would be 1.48 percent.

These financing activities, along with other low-cost borrowing completed in 2009, have allowed Aqua America to lower its imbedded cost of debt for the tenth consecutive year in 2009, which benefits both customers and shareholders. These financings will allow the company to continue to invest in infrastructure improvements to enhance reliability and service to customers in a cost-effective manner given the low-interest-rate debt Aqua has been able to access. Over the next five years, Aqua America expects that its operating subsidiaries will spend roughly $1.5 billion on infrastructure improvements, most of which will be funded by internally generated cash.

Aqua America Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis said, “Our management team continues to work diligently to lower the company’s cost of debt, which allows Aqua to continue to maintain its growth business model and finance infrastructure projects that will improve water quality and reliability and benefit the local economy. Aqua remains positioned to make needed capital investments to improve the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure and provide affordable service for future generations. Aqua’s strong financial position has enabled the company to access the capital markets at favorable rates and thereby pass those savings along to customers.”

Aqua America, Inc. is a publicly traded water and wastewater utility with operating subsidiaries serving approximately three million people in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, Maine, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia. Aqua America is listed on the New York Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, the effect of the company’s financial position on the company’s financing, access to the capital markets and capital investment program, the effect of the company’s efforts to lower its cost of debt, the expected use of the proceeds from the financings and the company’s projected capital spending levels. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, the success of certain cost containment initiatives, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment, availability and the cost of capital, disruption in the credit markets, the success of growth initiatives, and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, which is on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.





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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Water Stocks News - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) to Present Strategic Plan December 17 Investor Day to Be Webcast Live

Water Stocks News - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) to Present Strategic Plan December 17 Investor Day to Be Webcast Live

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.---Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, is refreshing its five-year plan originally presented to investors in October of 2008. The event will take place on December 17, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. ET and is being webcast live.

This Investor Day event will feature presentations by Eric Krasnoff, chairman and CEO; Don Stevens, president; Lisa McDermott, CFO and other members of the Pall senior management team. They will share broad business and financial plans along with target expectations through the end of fiscal 2013.

The Company will announce that by the end of fiscal year 2013, it is targeting a four-year compounded annual sales growth rate (sales CAGR) in the range of 5 1/2% to 8% in local currency. Using current exchange rates for planning purposes only, the sales CAGR would approximate 7% to 9 1/2% for this four-year period. Earnings per share in fiscal year 2013 are targeted to range from $3.67 to $4.77.

The event will be broadcast live on the internet and available through the Investor Relations section of Pall's website at http://www.pall.com/irevents. Listening to the webcast requires audio speakers and Microsoft Windows Media Player or Real Player audio software. The webcast will be archived for 30 days.

About Pall Corporation

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital and transfusion medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit Pall at http://www.pall.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The matters discussed in this release contain “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

All statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, earnings guidance, management’s expectations about its future cash needs and effective tax rate, and other future events or developments are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are those that use terms such as “anticipate”, “should”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “predict”, “potential” or similar expressions about matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements contained in this and other written and oral reports are based on current Company expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2009, and other reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the impact of the current global recessionary environment and its likely depth and duration; the current credit market constraints, volatility in currency exchange rates and energy costs and other macro economic challenges currently affecting the Company, our customers (including their cash flow and payment practices) and vendors; the effectiveness of our initiatives to mitigate the impact of the current economic environment; and the Company’s ability to successfully complete its business improvement initiatives that include integrating and upgrading its information systems and the effect of a serious disruption in the Company’s information systems on its business and results of operations. The Company makes these statements as of the date of this disclosure and undertakes no obligation to update them.



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Monday, December 14, 2009

Cherry-bottled Water Tax Threatens Michigan Manufacturers, Jobs and Economy, According to Nestle Waters North America

STANWOOD, Mich., Dec. 14 /-- Nestle Waters North America (http://www.nestle-watersna.com), parent company of west Michigan-based Ice Mountain bottled water company, said an unconstitutional proposal put forward by Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate John Cherry this week threatens the thousands of clean, good paying jobs Michigan's water bottlers provide and would weaken producers' viability to operate in Michigan.


"Like every Michigan employer, we rely on an educated workforce. The Lt. Governor's proposal, however, will only penalize Michigan employers and risk jobs. The proposal could also drive some bottlers to supply products from outside the state to remain competitive on the price consumers pay for bottled water products," said Brian Flaherty, Vice President of Government Affairs for Nestle Waters. "The proposal would create an uneven playing field for those of us invested in Michigan that could not reasonably be sustained.


"Our team at Ice Mountain focuses on responsibly providing a purely Michigan product that is healthy, well liked, and often necessary in times of disaster. The jobs we provide in Michigan are important to the families of our employees, the community and state. We will protect these jobs by opposing any tax proposal that unfairly singles out our business."

Lt. Gov. Cherry announced a proposal to place 10-cent tax per bottle on bottled water manufactured in Michigan to fund education scholarships cut in recent state budget scale-backs. The tax would not be imposed on the hundreds of beverage products manufactured outside the state but which are sold at Michigan retailers.

"Let's look at the math," said Flaherty. "Most bottled water is purchased in cases of 24 bottles of .5 liter size, for about or less than $4.00 per case -- putting the price per bottle at about 16 cents. A 10-cent per bottle tax on Michigan manufactured products nearly doubles the price for consumers, and would be unsustainable in the highly competitive beverage marketplace.

"Consumers are very savvy, and rarely could be convinced to pay nearly double for Michigan-produced bottle water when lesser-priced options exist," said Flaherty. "I challenge you to ask consumers if they'd pay $6.50 for a case when they can pay less than $4 for the same product made elsewhere."


The proposal would also halt or slow further investment by Michigan bottlers into new Michigan facilities and manufacturing equipment upgrades that would create additional jobs.

Water bottlers are an important part of the Michigan economy, and provide tax revenues locally and to the state.

Michigan bottlers employ approximately 15,000 people in the state, either directly or indirectly through suppliers and vendors. In 2008, bottled water production was responsible for nearly $2.4 billion in total economic activity in Michigan, with the industry and its employees paying over $16.3 million in property, income and sales taxes. www.bottledwater.org

Nestle Waters employs 250 – 300 people at its Stanwood, Michigan operations, with an annual payroll of more than $16 million. Worker wages and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement savings, exceed $40,000 annually. Nestle Waters is among leading local taxpayers, generating approximately $2 million annually for local government services and schools.

As presented, the Cherry proposal is unconstitutional, as since 1974, Michigan's state constitution exempts food products from sales or use tax. (Mich. Const. of 1963, art. IX, sub section 8). In addition, bottled water is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the State of Michigan as a packaged food product.

"This proposal sends up a perverse incentive that would work against good Michigan jobs and the state collecting revenues. It reveals an approach to governing that would punish good Michigan jobs and reward out of state companies. It doesn't make sense for a state looking to retain and grow good jobs necessary to supporting valid priorities like education."


About Nestle Waters North America

Central to the leadership of Nestle Waters North America Inc. is its 33-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company's dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestle Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit http://www.nestlewatersna.com/index.


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Water Stocks News - American Water (NYSE:AWK) Acquires Environmental Management Corporation

Acquisition Gives Company Stronger Presence in Industrial Contract Operations Market



VOORHEES, N.J.----American Water (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that its subsidiary, American Water Enterprises, has acquired Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) from The Linde Group. EMC, a Missouri based company, provides integrated solutions for water, wastewater, and other related assets. EMC has approximately 55 contract operations with industrial and municipal customers in the United States and Canada.

"American Water is very pleased to add a company of the caliber of EMC to our business,” said Don Correll, president and CEO of American Water, “EMC has solid experience in the development of sustainable and innovative solutions for the management of water and wastewater needs, as well as a portfolio of contracts that is very complementary to American Water Enterprises’ existing business. This acquisition will also bring a new element to AWE’s business with the addition of EMC’s large base of industrial customers and it will contribute to the earnings growth goals of American Water.”

EMC was formed in 1980 as a contract operations firm with a focus on municipal wastewater and water operations. For over twenty years, EMC experienced steady growth and, by 2001, became one of the largest privately held contract operators in the United States. From 2002 to 2008, EMC transformed itself from a traditional operator to an integrated solutions provider, which allowed it to diversify its customer base to include the private sector in a variety of industries. With almost 300 employees and revenues of approximately $50 million in 2008, EMC provides its contract services for up to 20-year terms.

“Combining the expertise of EMC with AWE’s knowledge is very exciting,” said Mark Strauss, president of American Water Enterprises. “We look forward to leveraging the capabilities and strengths of both companies as we continue to deliver reliable service to our current customers and provide further water solutions to new customers.”

American Water Enterprises represents the non-regulated side of American Water’s business, which includes:

its Contract Operations group, which enters into public/private partnerships, including operation and maintenance and design/build/operate contracts for the provision of services to water and wastewater facilities for municipalities, the United States military and other customers; its Applied Water Management Group, which works with customers to design, build, and operate small water and wastewater systems; its Homeowner Services Group, which provides services to domestic homeowners and municipalities to protect against the cost of repairing broken or leaking pipes inside and outside their homes; and Terratec Environmental, Ltd., which primarily provides wastewater, residuals, transport, disposal and management services to municipal and industrial customers in Ontario, Canada

While American Water does not believe the acquisition price is material to its business, the purchase price will not be disclosed pursuant to the terms of the acquisition agreement. EMC will operate as a separate business unit of AWE for the remainder of the year and into early next year as a team made up of representatives of both companies work to ensure a smooth transition for employees and customers.

“EMC and AWE share the same strong commitment to customers and employees,” added Strauss. “We will work together to build upon that commitment and capitalize on the talents of two great companies.”

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Headquartered in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the Company, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Company’s acquisition of EMC, estimates of future results of operations and general business outlook. When used in this press release, the words “anticipates,” “estimates,” “may,” “can,” “will,” “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” “likely,” similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either companies do business, and the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of the Company.

For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with American Water’s business, please refer to American Water’s annual, quarterly and periodic SEC filings. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement.

Contact:American WaterMaureen Duffy, 856-309-4546






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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Water Stocks news -Pentair (NYSE: PNR) to Provide 2010 Outlook on December 17

Pentair (NYSE: PNR)to Provide 2010 Outlook on December 17


MINNEAPOLIS--Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) will release its outlook for full-year 2010 financial performance immediately following the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, December 17, 2009. At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, senior management will review the outlook and answer questions during an investor briefing.
Related presentation materials will be posted to the "Investors" section of the company's website (www.pentair.com) prior to the conference call, and will be available there until February 2, 2010.


CONFERENCE CALL DETAILSTo participate on the conference call, please dial 800-706-6748 800-706-6748 or 973-638-3449 973-638-3449 prior to 4:30 p.m. EST and provide the operator with conference ID number 45569349. A replay of the conference call will be available for investors from 6:00 p.m. EST on December 17 through midnight on January 15 by dialing 800-642-1687 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291 706-645-9291. The access code for the replay is 45569349.


ABOUT PENTAIR, INC.Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a diversified operating company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair’s Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2008 revenues of $3.35 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide.


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Research and Markets: Bottled Water in Hong Kong Industry Profile

Research and Markets: Bottled Water in Hong Kong Industry Profile Is an Essential Resource for Top-Level Data and Analysis Covering the Bottled Water Industry

DUBLIN--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bb3810/bottled_water_in_h) has announced the addition of the "Bottled Water in Hong Kong" report to their offering.
The Bottled Water in Hong Kong industry profile is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Bottled Water industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, plus textual and graphical analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, leading companies and demographic information.
Scope
•Contains an executive summary and data on value, volume and/or segmentation •Provides textual analysis of the industry's recent performance and future prospects •Incorporates in-depth five forces competitive environment analysis and scorecards •Includes a five-year forecast of the industry •The leading companies are profiled with supporting key financial metrics •Supported by the key macroeconomic and demographic data affecting the market Highlights
•Detailed information is included on market size, measured by both value and volume •Five forces scorecards provide an accessible yet in depth view of the market's competitive landscape •Market shares are covered by manufacturer and/or brand •Also features market breakdown by distribution channel Why you should buy this report
•Spot future trends and developments •Inform your business decisions •Add weight to presentations and marketing materials •Save time carrying out entry-level research Market Definition
The bottled water market consists of sparkling flavored water, sparkling unfavored water, still flavored water and still unflavored water. The market is valued according to retail selling price (RSP) and includes any applicable taxes. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant annual average exchange rates.
Key Topics Covered:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1 Market Overview
•Market Definition •Research Highlights •Market Analysis CHAPTER 2 Market Value
CHAPTER 3 Market Volume
CHAPTER 4 Market Segmentation
CHAPTER 5 Market Share
CHAPTER 6 Five Forces Analysis
•Summary •Buyer Power •Supplier Power •New Entrants •Substitutes •Rivalry CHAPTER 7 Leading Companies
•Vitasoy International Holdings Limited •The Coca-Cola Company •Groupe Danone CHAPTER 8 Distribution
CHAPTER 9 Market Forecasts
•Market Value Forecast •Market Volume Forecast CHAPTER 10 Macroeconomic Indicators
CHAPTER 11 Appendix
•Methodology •Industry Associations •Related Datamonitor Research For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bb3810/bottled_water_in_h.
Source: Datamonitor
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Water- Stocks.com Interview with Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management Inc.

Water- Stocks.com Interview with Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management Inc.

The Case for Water Equity Investing 2010

Point Roberts WA, DELTA, BC –December 2, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents an interview with Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc., discussing ‘The Case for Water Equity Investing 2010’.

Summit Global Management, Inc. is an investment firm focusing on global water industry stocks and acquiring and developing water rights and entitlements throughout the world.

Water- Stocks.com Interview with Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc:

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Jud, can you start with giving our readers some personal background on your entry into the water sector and your current firm, Summit Global and its investment strategy?

A- Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc.

I have been in the cleantech sector, particularly water, for 30 years…long before it was cool. I spent the first half of my career operating clean tech concerns at both Westinghouse and Atlantic Richfield as well taking a cleantech company, Thermatrix, public in the mid nineties. The second half of my career has transitioned to financial areas serving as the Managing Director of HSBC Securities focused on the water sector to the last 10 years in private equity with affiliates of the Texas Pacific Group, including Aqua LLC, a private equity fund focused exclusively in the global water sector.

Summit Global Management is a San Diego-based investment management firm with a strict Discount to Appraised Value philosophy of securities selection, designed to achieve consistent long-term returns while minimizing risk.

Our value discipline has encouraged an unrivaled, 30-year specialization in global hydro commerce and other industries directly impacted by water. Water has historically proven to be an attractive non-cyclical opportunity, and the current reality of exploding demand coupled with diminishing supplies suggests an increasingly compelling and persistent investment theme. We are particularly focused on finding long term investments in the areas of water rights/entitlements and in situ water storage.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

You recently chaired the panel,' EMERGING ASSET CLASSES: WATER, CARBON AND THE GREEN MOVEMENT 'at the Global Financial Leadership Conference held in Naples Florida. Other noted green and cleantech speakers included T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management discussing 'THE NEW ENERGY PARADIGM'. Can you give is the key points of your panel discussion- and did you walk away with any new insight?

A- Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc.

Sure, it was a very interesting panel. I think it was the first time that many of leaders in the global financial community had heard any in depth discussion regarding how critical a role water plays in global economies and how inexorably water and energy are tied together, For example, as we begin to dramatically ramp up biofuels as an alternative fuel source, we are only now beginning to appreciate that impact some of these alternatives (e.g. corn based ethanol) are having on water supplies. For example, it requires 100 times more water to produce a gallon of ethanol versus conventional gasoline and depending on the region can cause dramatic consequences relative to maintaining a sustainable water resource…let alone its impact of food pricing.

Another enlightening example is contrasting and comparing “peak energy” to “peak water”. Peak energy albeit important to national security and global economies there ultimately are substitutes to fossil fuels (e.g. nuclear, solar wind); however, water has no substitute and is a very local commodity. When an aquifer is pumped essentially dry and surface waters are dramatically depleted and/or contaminated the price of water will rise dramatically and not only will economies be affected but there may be dramatic impacts on human health effecting food supplies and access to clean water and sanitation.

The water/energy nexus has other important parallels, another example being, as we strive to reduce carbon footprints and conserve carbon, California uses over 20% of its energy to move water and in many areas, due to antiquated water lines as much as 30% of the potable water is lost thru infiltration. Simply said, if we want to save energy, we need to fix the water infrastructure.

As a consequence, water is only now beginning to be appreciated as an asset class, creating investment interest in owning the right to use water (e.g. water rights/entitlements) in those areas of the world that have defined regulatory frameworks and provide for private ownership, principally the western United States and Australia. This is sometimes referred to as “wet water” versus investing in the general water domain (e.g., pumps, membranes, utilities) or “hydro commerce”. Water has historically been under priced and with an inexorable growing demand and more rational pricing models being adopted I believe “wet water” will be a critical resource to have in a diversified investment portfolio.

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

In Summit's report, 'The Case for Water Equity Investing 2010' , (http://www.summitglobal.com/documents/SummitCaseWaterEquityInvesting2010.pdf) you go through the underlying drivers for investing in water , from supply and demand to, to geographic imbalance between sources and use, to aging and insufficient infrastructure to increasing regulation and heightened awareness . For our readers, can you summarize the points and let us know what you think the most significant driving force is?

A- Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc.

There are a number of key trends to watch. First and foremost is the basic understanding that water has no substitute.., unlike energy. and there is a fixed finite supply (only 2.5% of the worlds water supply is fresh and of that 70% is locked up in glaciers and permafrost). Secondly, water is heavy (7lbs/gal) and is very expensive to move and not surprising there are large populations where fresh water is in short supply (e.g. middle east, western US, China and India).

So like politics, water is local… and therefore not surprisingly very political and emotional asset. Accordingly that leads to water allocation and prioritization. Typically 70% of water supplies are allocated to agriculture with the balance going to municipal and industrial uses. And finally, as in any valued commodity, the controlling metric is price. As the price of water rises, which it is at an increasing rate, alternative options become cost effective, driving investment and opportunity.

These opportunities can be seen in a variety of areas. A few examples include the proliferation of desalination plants and membrane improvements, remote metering and more efficient irrigation techniques such as drip irrigation.

The other key trend to watch is what is being referred to as “virtual water”…the amount of water that is required to produce a specific good. For example, it takes 5,000 gallons of water to yield a bushel of wheat and 1000 gallons of water to put a hamburger on a bun. We are beginning to see both industries and countries consider the impacts of virtual water as a key component of sustainable development and growth,

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Your report also goes into detail on the opportunities in the water investing universe. For investors looking at the sector - what are some key trends and events they need to be on the watch for to really move the stocks in the sector?

A- Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Summit Global Management, Inc.

We see strong fundamental drivers for sustainable growth and equity appreciation in global
“hydrocommerce,” investors have the opportunity today to invest in water companies at more attractive
valuations than have been available for a number of years.

Despite the negative short-term impact of the financial crisis, water equities are uniquely resistant to external economic cycles because of the decreasingly available supply and increasingly relentless demand for water. We believe water stocks represent an attractive alternative “store of value” in an uncertain world – a good place to save money for a rainy day.

The lure of water investing is not a new idea, but it is one that deserves fresh examination from the
perspective of the revised business expectations and new economic environment to emerge from the
wreckage of 2008. The intention of this document is not to promote a specific investment style or strategy,
only to be a broad overview of issues relevant to the serious investor in water equities.

People new to the concept of water investing are encouraged to read The Case for Water Equity Investing
2010 in its entirety in order to gain a complete understanding of the space, from its most fundamental
aspects on up.

In summary, it’s difficult to summarize in a few words other than providing some anecdotal metrics and examples. I would encourage your readers to take a few minutes and click thru to the link http://www.summitglobal.com/documents/SummitCaseWaterEquityInvesting2010.pdf I think they will find the information enlightening.

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Investorideas.com and www.Water-Stocks.com are positioning to be a leading destination for cleantech investors researching the water space. The new water news feed Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com and the global water stocks directory are two of the top tools available in addition to industry commentary and interviews.

Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format for $24.95. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

Investors following the water sector can subscribe to the news feed at http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Water-Stocks.xml. Water companies can submit news and press releases online to be included in the new syndicated feed at
http://www1.investorideas.com/NewsUploader/Default.aspx.

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Investorideas.com creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.

Investors are also reminded to sign up for the launch of the new free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase companies (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp, http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Water Stocks News - Nalco (NYSE:NLC) Announces Early Redemption of $190 Million of 2011 Senior Notes

Water Stocks News - Nalco (NYSE:NLC) Announces Early Redemption of $190 Million of 2011 Senior Notes

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 30, 2009 -- Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy, and air, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nalco Company, is calling for redemption of the remainder of its U.S. dollar-denominated 7.75% Senior Notes due in November of 2011. The redemption is being done at the par value of $190 million utilizing cash on hand, and is effective Dec. 28, 2009.

"We have generated record Free Cash Flow this year, and retiring this debt early is consistent with the company's stated intentions of reducing its leverage," said Bradley J. Bell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "This action will save almost $15 million in annual interest expense and is more attractive than retiring the lower interest rate $167-million Term Loan B maturity of November 2010. We expect that future cash flow and other resources will be sufficient to satisfy that obligation on schedule, further de-levering our balance sheet," added Bell.


Addressing the higher cost debt first in this manner was made possible through a recently arranged set of amendments to Nalco's credit agreements. Among other features, those amendments also permit additional secured debt to be issued to call the Euro 200 million tranche of Nalco's 7.75% Senior Notes, otherwise due 2011, which could be expected to provide additional savings in interest expense.


About Nalco
Nalco is the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company, delivering significant environmental, social and economic performance benefits to our customers. We help our customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity and end products while boosting the bottom line. Together our comprehensive solutions contribute to the sustainable development of customer operations. Nalco is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. More than 11,500 Nalco employees operate in 130 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and research centers to serve a broad range of end markets. In 2008, Nalco achieved sales of more than $4.2 billion. For more information visit www.nalco.com.


This news release includes forward-looking statements, reflecting current analysis and expectations, based on what are believed to be reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected, stated or implied, depending on many factors, including, without limitation: ability to generate cash, ability to raise capital, ability to refinance, the result of the pursuit of strategic alternatives, ability to execute work process redesign and reduce costs, ability to execute price increases, business climate, business performance, economic and competitive uncertainties, higher manufacturing costs, reduced level of customer orders, changes in strategies, risks in developing new products and technologies, environmental and safety regulations and clean-up costs, foreign exchange rates, the impact of changes in the regulation or value of pension fund assets and liabilities, changes in generally accepted accounting principles, adverse legal and regulatory developments, including increases in the number or financial exposures of claims, lawsuits, settlements or judgments, or the inability to eliminate or reduce such financial exposures by collecting indemnity payments from insurers, the impact of increased accruals and reserves for such exposures, weather-related factors, and adverse changes in economic and political climates around the world, including terrorism and international hostilities, and other risk factors identified by the Company. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the Company will meet future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This paragraph is included to provide safe harbor for forward-looking statements, which are not generally required to be publicly revised as circumstances change, and which the Company does not intend to update.


Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format for $24.95. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Water Technology

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Water Technology

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--- Nov. 26, 2009 - A technology that will greatly reduce the time and cost involved in testing our water for potentially dangerous pathogens is moving closer to commercialization, thanks in part to funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an arm's-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada.
"By investing in Canadian technologies such as Pathogen Detection Systems' clean water technology, our Government is helping to stimulate a new green economy in Canada, creating jobs and helping to protect the environment," said David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board.


SDTC, through its SD Tech FundTM, has committed $2.4 million to a project led by Kingston-based Pathogen Detection Systems Inc. for the development and demonstration of its portable, on-site, high-speed, fully automated microbiological water monitoring system to detect E. Coli and Total Coliforms in water. This funding was approved by SDTC's Board of Directors in June 2008.

"Pathogen Detection Systems' water monitoring system is a great example of a clean technology solution to a problem that affects all of us," said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. "An alternative to the current slow, cumbersome water monitoring methods, this technology will help Canadian water utilities to get timely and more accurate water quality analysis, ensuring access to clean water while reducing testing costs," said Ms. Sharpe.
"This SDTC funding will have a significant positive impact on the planned expansion of Pathogen Detection Systems," said Pathogen Detection Systems President David Dolphin. "Our goal is to take this Canadian technology to the world".
Through its SDTC funded project, Pathogen Detection Systems will integrate its microbiological water monitoring system with sophisticated water treatment optimization software, reducing time by 50 to 80 %, reducing costs and improving test integrity. This will bring both water and greenhouse gas environmental benefits by improving water plant performance, reducing energy consumption and decreasing toxic water treatment by-products.
About SDTC
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech FundTM supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels FundTM supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.

About Pathogen Detection Systems
The PDS mission is to have a worldwide impact on public safety and the quality of the environment by developing advanced, automated systems for the detection of potentially harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, chemicals, and their by-products.
PDS was founded in 2003 to commercialize a novel method of automating microbiological testing based on research and development conducted at Queen's University in conjunction with a number of industrial partners. This research was inspired by the Walkerton water tragedy in which 7 people died, and thousands fell ill due to E.coli contamination of the water supply. Headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, PDS was acquired by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) in early 2009. PDS's expertise in water monitoring technologies, spectrophotometry and synthetic chemistry is now supported by the resources and technologies of the world's leading water treatment company.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
VWS, the world leader in water treatment, is a specialized provider of technological solutions and design-build services to meet the needs of public authorities and industrial companies. It is a fully-owned subsidiary of Veolia Water, the global leader in water services. With 8,900 employees worldwide, VWS recorded revenues of $ 3.7 billion (USD) in 2008.

For more information, please contact
SDTCPatrice BretonDirector, Communications 613-234-6313 613-234-6313 media@sdtc.ca

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Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format for $24.95. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches, Water Stocks Takes the Lead, Followed by Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches, Water Stocks Takes the Lead, Followed by Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

Search for Water Stocks May be attributed to new report on water scarcity

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–November 25, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound investors.
Water Stocks took the lead this week for the first time in months, followed by Natural Gas Stocks and Renewable Energy Stocks.

The inbound search for water stocks may have been partially attributed to a news and a report issued this week on water entitled – ‘New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably’.

November 23, 2009 - A new report released today by the 2030 Water Resources Group, Charting Our Water Future, shows that growing water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably. By providing greater clarity on the scale of the water challenge and the cost of the solutions, it offers a fact-based tool to help stakeholders make informed investment decisions and guide policy discussions. It finds that if no action is taken, by 2030, projected population and economic growth will lead to global water demand that is 40% in excess of current supply. In addition, this means that one-third of the world's population would have access to only half the water they need, living in water basins with a 50% deficit in supply. Full news story.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Water Stocks RSS News Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF For Investors Following Water Stocks

Water Stocks RSS News Feed and Water Stocks Directory in PDF For Investors Following Water Stocks

www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within www.Investorideas.com, features investing in water tools for investors.

Investorideas.com and www.Water-Stocks.com are positioning to be a leading destination for cleantech investors researching the water space. The new water news feed Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com and the global water stocks directory are two of the top tools available in addition to industry commentary and interviews.


Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format for $24.95. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
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Investors following the water sector can subscribe to the news feed at http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Water-Stocks.xml. Water companies can submit news and press releases online to be included in the new syndicated feed at
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www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers water investors sector- close- ups, research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets. Investorideas.com and water –stocks.com work with private companies in the water space seeking funding and joint ventures through the global marketplace.

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Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
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Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

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Water Stocks News - SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) Announces Approval by the California Public Utilities Commission of Increase in Rates for San Jose Water Com

Water Stocks News - SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) Announces Approval by the California Public Utilities Commission of Increase in Rates for San Jose Water Company

SAN JOSE, Calif.----SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) today reported that on November 20, 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its decision in the 2009 general rate case for San Jose Water Company, SJW Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, establishing rates for 2010, 2011 and 2012. In summary, the decision authorizes a rate increase designed to increase revenue by approximately $18.6 million or 9.24% for 2010. Increases for the escalation years 2011 and 2012 will be calculated using the consumer price indices as forecasted in October of the preceding year. Current estimates of these increases are approximately $7.2 million or about 3.3% in 2011, and approximately $13.2 million or about 5.8% in 2012. The decision authorizes a significant increase in the infrastructure replacement program for San Jose Water Company as well as new investments in recycled water projects. The decision also establishes a balancing account for future pension expenses. The stated revenue increases do not include additional revenue increases associated with authorized advice letter rate base offset filings for the 2010-2012 period, investments associated with the upgrades to the Montevina Treatment Plant to be recovered through a separate regulatory filing, and additional supplemental filings for inclusion of planned green energy projects into rates. The rate increase for 2010 will become effective on January 1, 2010.

SJW Corp. is a publicly traded holding company headquartered in San Jose, California. SJW Corp. is the parent company of San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc. and SJW Land Company. Together, San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. provide regulated and nonregulated water service to more than one million people in San Jose, California and nearby communities and in Canyon Lake, Texas and nearby communities. SJW Land Company owns and operates commercial buildings, has a majority interest in a real estate partnership, and has properties in the states of California, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements including but not limited to statements relating to SJW Corp.'s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SJW Corp. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to materially differ are described in SJW Corp.'s most recent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SJW Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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Water News - New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably

Water News - New report shows water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably


Washington, D.C., November 23, 2009 — A new report released today by the 2030 Water Resources Group,Charting Our Water Future, shows that growing water scarcity can be mitigated affordably and sustainably. Byproviding greater clarity on the scale of the water challenge and the cost of the solutions, it offers a fact-basedtool to help stakeholders make informed investment decisions and guide policy discussions.

It finds that if noaction is taken, by 2030, projected population and economic growth will lead to global water demand that is40% in excess of current supply. In addition, this means that one-third of the world’s population would haveaccess to only half the water they need, living in water basins with a 50% deficit in supply.

In the foreword to the Charting Our Water Future, His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, Chairman of theUnited Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, states that “the future water gapcan be closed. (…). If water is to be everyone’s business, then stakeholders will need to come together in waterscarcecountries to make some difficult trade-offs on the road to water resource security. (…) This report’scontribution is to create a common economic language which all stakeholders can use in participating in thatconversation.”
At the basis of the report lies an analysis conducted in four countries with drastically different water issues,which will collectively account for 40 percent of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP and 42 percentof projected water demand in 2030: China, India, South Africa and Brazil (Sao Paulo state). The report’smethodology identifies supply- and demand-side measures that could constitute a more cost effective approachto closing the water resource gap in each country and even achieve savings in some sectors.

Moreover, the report shows that if a balanced portfolio of demand- and supply-side measures is adopted ineach country, the projected water requirements in 2030 can be met at an estimated cost of $19 billion per yearfor these countries, or just under 0.06% of their combined forecast GDP for 2030. At a global level, the costwould amount to an estimated $50-60 billion. In contrast, if only traditional supply-side measures areimplemented, an additional capital expenditure of up to $200 billion per year globally would be required toclose the water gap. This is four times more than the balanced approach and more than double what is currentlyspent on water resource provision.

While the need for additional water is global, both the challenges and the solutions differ across geographiesgiven the drastic variations from basin to basin. This report offers a set of tools for decision-makers to designtailored programs to close the water gap. In India, for example, demand is driven largely by growth in theagricultural sector (80% of all water demand) as it tries to cope with a burgeoning population moving towards amiddle-class diet. The most cost-effective solutions identified for India are, therefore, dominated by agriculturalmeasures, both in irrigated and rain-fed crop production, which can collectively close 80% of the projected gapin 2030. On the other hand, in South Africa, agriculture is expected to account for only 47% of water demand in2030, while household and industrial demand will account for 53%. As a result, the most cost-effective solutionswill include some agricultural measures, but also a range of industrial efficiency measures, in mining forinstance, and common household measures, such as improved plumbing fixtures.

Across all regions studied, many of the most cost-effective measures identified, especially those that increaseefficiency and productivity of water use, can pay back their initial capital investment in three years or less.About the 2030 Water Resources Group. The Group was formed in 2008 to contribute new insights to thecritical issue of water scarcity. Members include McKinsey & Company, the International Finance Corporation(IFC, part of the World Bank Group), and a consortium of business partners: The Barilla Group, The Coca-ColaCompany, Nestlé SA, New Holland Agriculture, SABMiller plc, Standard Chartered and Syngenta AG.
For more information, and to see a copy of the report, please visit:www.mckinsey.com/water


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Friday, November 20, 2009

Water Stocks News - Fluor (NYSE: FLR) Forms Offshore Alliance with COOEC; New Alliance to Pursue Large Projects in China & Australia

Water Stocks News - Fluor (NYSE: FLR) Forms Offshore Alliance with COOEC; New Alliance to Pursue Large Projects in China & Australia

IRVING, Texas--Nov 19th --Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has entered into a formal alliance with Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation Ltd. (COOEC), a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd. (CNOOC), in the pursuit of large offshore oil & gas projects in the Asia-Pacific region including China and Australia.

“This alliance reinforces a 10-year relationship and establishes a competitive engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC) project execution platform for Fluor Offshore Solutions in the region,” said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group. “Fluor is very optimistic about the potential of this relationship to provide customers with value-added, integrated solutions in the Asia-Pacific offshore industry. The alliance with COOEC adds complementary strengths for both companies in the pursuit of large offshore projects.”

“COOEC and Fluor have developed an excellent working relationship that began with cooperation in the early 1990s,” said Jiang Xizhao, president of COOEC. “Based on our mutual understanding and trust, we have come a long way to reach this agreement. Through this alliance, we expect to improve our competence in developing and collaborating on large EPIC contracts and increase our international competitive advantage in the industry. With this agreement, I believe our mutually-beneficial long-term relationship with Fluor will be strengthened and that our increased cooperation holds future promise.”

“COOEC is recognized throughout China as a leading designer, fabricator and installer of large offshore oil and gas projects with a stellar safety record of a 0.19 lost-time incidence rate in 2008,” said Jim Heavner, senior vice president of Fluor’s upstream business. “We are convinced that by leveraging the capabilities of Fluor Offshore Solutions with COOEC, this alliance will bring extraordinary EPIC assets to new oil and gas projects.”

The alliance will focus on both shallow and deep water as well as fixed and floating facility projects in the region with the possibility of leveraging the alliance globally in other regions and industries on a case-by-case basis.

COOEC has significant strength in fabrication with a capacity of more than 400,000 tons per year and major yards in Qingdao and Tanggu. COOEC also has more than 2,000 Chinese-based design and engineering professionals and 23 diversified marine vessels to support offshore construction. COOEC’s main operations are based in Tanggu, China with five other yards located along the coast of China.

Fluor Offshore Solutions has worked in the Asia Pacific Region for more than 30 years. In addition to its recently completed project in Bohai Bay, China, Fluor Offshore Solutions has completed Kizomba “A” and “B” in Angola, West Africa, the Bayu Undan production facility, the Enfield FPSO off the coast of Australia and two offshore projects in Trinidad.

About Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) designs, builds and maintains many of the world's most challenging and complex projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, the company provides comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 200 company and had revenues of $22.3 billion in 2008. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

About COOEC

COOEC as a leading offshore contractor in China provides services in project management, engineering, procurement, onshore fabrication, load-out and sea fastening, offshore transportation, offshore installation, subsea pipeline/cable laying, hook-up, commissioning, start-up and production. With aiming to become a competitiveness global energy engineering company, COOEC is also one of the largest offshore industry EPCI contractors in Asia-Pacific region. It has expanded business and been strengthening competitive advantage by continuously improving program including enhancement of management, technical and facilities capacity, expanding downstream businesses/developing global market. For more information, visit www.cnoocengineering.com.





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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Water News - Scientists Discover, Patent, Sell 'Revolutionary' New Water-Treatment Technology at Sam Houston State University

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http://www.shsu.eduHUNTSVILLE, TX--- November 19, 2009 - Sam Houston State University has been awarded three federal patents to protect the technology and engineering associated with a "revolutionary" wastewater treatment system.

The university has applied for three additional patents and formed a company to manufacture, market and sell the systems. Its first customer is the United States Army.

The system is designed around a proprietary consortium of bacteria that have the capability to clean wastewater quickly with a high degree of efficiency and leave no toxic by-products.

The physical systems themselves that house the bacterial "cocktail" use little energy, are portable, scalable, simple to set-up, easy to operate, come on-line in record time, and can be monitored remotely, according to the lead scientist on the project.

"The science and engineering behind this process have both military and civilian applications," said SHSU lead investigator Sabin Holland.

"The technology was developed for remote applications where little infrastructure exists, examples being remote military operations, disaster relief efforts, and nation building."

Holland, a microbiologist, directs the research at Sam Houston State's Research Institute for Environmental Studies.

"We have gone from basic research into the bacteria to construction and deployment of the systems in seven years. The typical time from laboratory discovery to commercialization is 14 years," Holland said.

"The bacteria we are working with occur naturally and can be found in a common handful of dirt. We have isolated a small subset of them, each having a specific function, to engineer a biofilm that is self-regulating and highly efficient at cleaning wastewater."

Holland demonstrated the systems' effectiveness at several municipal and military sites by cleaning influent wastewater within 24 hours after set-up to discharge levels that exceed standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency for municipal wastewater.

"The typical septic system or traditional waste treatment process takes as long as 30 days and leaves as much as 40 to 50 percent sludge," he said.

"The technology is scalable," Sabin said. "We can make the units for large scale applications, or as small as a single home unit."

The research has been funded over the last three years by U.S. Department of Defense. The Army's systems will be deployed in Afghanistan and transported by standard trucks using a palletized loading system.

Sam Houston State selected a private firm, PCD Inc, of Palestine, Texas, to form a limited liability corporation company named Active Water Sciences (AWS) to manufacture, market, sell and further develop the systems. The University retains a majority interest in the corporation and has licensed the technology to AWS for three years.

"This technology is an elegant, simple, clean and green system," said Dan Davis, SHSU's associate vice president for research administration and technology commercialization. "It's revolutionary technology."

Contacts:Sabin Holland (936) 294-4234 (936) 294-4234


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