Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030. A combination of lackluster progress towards this goal, combined with structural challenges... »
Bluefield Research monitors the trends and signals associated with financial reports of publicly traded companies with positions in water. By zeroing-in on approximately 40 companies across the water value chain... »
Uncertainty precipitated by the COVID-19 economic disruption has left utilities in a difficult situation, particularly for those transitioning into new fiscal years. Annually, July 1 is the start of the fiscal year for 37 of the 100... »
The 2.2 million miles of drinking water pipe and 1.8 million miles of wastewater pipe installed across the U.S. vary significantly in age and material type. With current annual replacement rates less than 1% and looming ... »
Scaling capital and operational expenditure demands on more than 20,000 wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. were already squeezing municipal and utility budgets prior to March 2020 and the onset of COVID-19.... »
Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S., and Latin America. At the same time, baseload demand for water in the Middle East rises with... »
The health dangers from PFAS compounds—a class of several thousand chemicals with a seven-decade legacy of military, industrial, and commercial use nationwide—have risen dramatically in public consciousness over the past few years.... »
The 2.2 million miles of drinking water pipe and 1.8 million miles of wastewater pipe installed across the U.S. vary in material type depending largely on when and where the pipe was installed. As new materials replace... »
Real losses, apparent losses, and unbilled consumption are negatively impacting utility bottom lines through wasted water supplies, energy usage for pumping, treatment costs, and improper customer billing for services.... »
Over the last five years, breweries in the U.S.—large, midsize, regional, and small—have scaled significantly on the heels of urban demand for craft beer. The thrust of this activity has been driven by the smaller end of the facility spectrum.
Increasingly, publicly traded companies are publishing annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports which track resource use and environmental footprint across operations, including... »
Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073 concessions, O&M contracts, and IOU acquisitions identified by Bluefield, 75% of the total is for O&M.... »
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