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Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional water quality regulatory rollouts, and new projects to improve water supply and... »

08 Apr 2021

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment and Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q1 2021

Driven by the accelerating rollout of vaccines, an economic recovery is underway as the world begins to turn the corner on COVID-19. As a subset of the larger economy, water industry M&A reflects these positive trends, ... »

15 Mar 2021

Forecasting Municipal Operating Expenditures (OPEX) in a Post-COVID World, 2021-2030

Operating expenditures (OPEX) for municipal utilities in the U.S. are forecasted to surpass US$1.06 trillion over the next decade to address growing demands on water & wastewater services and infrastructure assets.... »

Canada Municipal Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: CAPEX Forecast 2021-2030

Over the next decade, municipal utilities have set the stage for over CAD$64.6 billion in capital improvements to address distribution & collection networks and drinking water & sewage treatment facilities. The scope of these infrastructure ... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2021

The global digital water market has reached a turning point in the COVID-19 crisis. Digital water project activity remains depressed, with total project announcements in 2020 falling 4.3% relative to 2019... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Year-End 2020

Looking back to 2020, disruption was on full display across the water sector, including within the private water segment. A review of 2020 M&A activity financial reporting by investor-owned utilities, and policy developments... »

Industrial Water Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2021

Corporates make investments in sustainability, growing interest from critical infrastructure companies outside water continues to grow, the future of the auto industry to impact water management.... »

Aegion, Big Water Deals on the Menu for Outsiders

St. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm New Mountain Capital. The US$963 million deal is expected to close in the ... »

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7 Key Factors Influencing Total Municipal Water Utility Expenditures (TOTEX)

In this upcoming client webcast, Bluefield’s water experts showcase revised CAPEX and OPEX outlooks and how they have changed over the course of the last year and outline the key factors influencing market shifts and outlook.
April 20th @ 11 AM EST

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06 Apr 2021 • Future of Water
Water Stress Undermines Global Supply Chains

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Start Up to Publicly Traded & the State of Water Technology with Xylem’s Christine Boyle

07 Apr 2021 With $1.6 trillion forecasted for total expenditures by end of decade, water utility operations face significant disruption

05 Apr 2021 With $1.6 Trillion Forecasted for Total Expenditures by End of Decade, Water Utility Operations Face Significant Disruption