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Featuring KKR and United Water, and the Nature
KKR & United Water
On December 20 2012, KKR invested in United
Water, which is a water treatment plan in Bayonne,
New Jersey. On January 8, they increased to
$118.3 million their investment. United Water is a
subsidiary of France’sSuez Environnement Co.
KKR “is excited to have the opportunity to
increase our investment in UEL,” David Liu, chief
executive officer of KKR Greater China, said in the
How Will They Help?
This joint venture will operate under a 40-year
agreement with the Bayonne Municipal Utilities
Authority. So far, $150 million has been paid it has
been agreed that another $157 million will be paid
a some point during the 40-year contract. KKR
will fund 90 percent of the venture.
What United Water Does
Drinking water treatment
United Water, and its parent company, Suez
Environment, work together on research and
development programs for water and wastewater
treatment. They have a budget of $102 million.
They also partner with municipalities and
industries so that they are able to meet everyone’s
The Nature Conservatory
The Nature Conservatory, is another organization
working for clean water. They work in habitats,
deserts, forests, oceans and coasts, and just about
The Nature Conservatory is well known by many
celebrities, like Jessica Alba and Andres Santo
Domingo who have made large donations and
attended or put on fundraisers.
This organization helps water by designing and
implementing new strategies to keep water clean
not just now, but for decades to come.
How the Nature
The Nature Conservatory not only keeps our water clean, but works on
many other tasks as well:
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