Argentina Water Report 2015
BMI View: This quarter we have expanded our forecasts to include new projections for water extraction bysource, mains consumption, non mains consumption and treated wastewater. Overall, we expect investmentto continue to trickle into the sector over the short term, constraining expansion and modernisationprojects, with the majority of funds centred on hydropower and water storage.
The involvement of a large number of national and regional government ministries in Argentina's watersector has left the sector largely underdeveloped and incoherent. The sector suffers from underinvestment ininfrastructure and this shortcoming can be observed clearest in rural regions. In addition, potential entrantsare liable to be deterred by the persistent threat of nationalisation, and the fact that widespread publicopposition against the larger reservoir and dam projects can result in their cancellation.
However, the country's water sector is still extremely attractive, with an extensive project pipeline attractingforeign investment and a large number of foreign companies. In recent years, much investment has beenmade in Argentina's water sector. The national and regional public bodies have announced tenders forseveral projects.
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