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11 May 2021

U.S. Municipal Utility Forecast: Refining the Impacts of the Pandemic on Water Utility CAPEX

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything the municipal water sector has undergone in over a century. For this reason, Bluefield’s team of water experts has monitored the critical and dynamic inputs that influence capital investments as they change.... »

Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon

On 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned utility acquired the majority of BVRT Utility Holding Company.... »

Semiconductor Fabs Seek Water Sustainability

On 26 April 2021, global semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology announced an investment in Aqua Membranes, a water technology firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The investment is part of Micron’s US$1.0 billion water conservation initiative... »

Senate Bill (S.914) Emphasizes Drinking Water, Digital Water Sector

On 29 April 2021, the U.S. Senate approved the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (S.914), appropriating US$35 billion over the next five years to invest in the nation’s water systems.... »

Veolia + Suez to Benefit Global Water Sector

In April 2021, Veolia announced an end to the disputed takeover of Suez. The two groups have been in a public battle since August 2020. Aside from merging the two largest water companies, globally, the collateral impacts will be felt for years.... »

Vendors Place Big Bets on SaaS, Cloud Computing to Accelerate Digital Water Growth

A key factor driving the rapid growth of the global digital water market is the mainstream adoption of cloud computing, as well as new business models enabled by cloud technology. Though cloud- and SaaS-based ... »

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For eight months Suez has pushed back against advances from Veolia in public via press releases, poison pills, and the entertainment of other suitors. However, on the 12th of April, Veolia and Suez announced that they have reached an agreement for a merger putting an end to the disputed takeover. The deal, which closes 14 May 2021, gives Suez an equity value of about €13 billion. The combined entity will have approximately €37 billion in revenues.

Aside from merging the two largest water companies, globally, the collateral impacts will be felt for years.
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There's a lot happening in water these days, but we've got you covered. Delivered to your inbox every Wed morning our Waterline newsletter helps you stay in-the-know. This week we talk Suez/ Veolia deal, our revised CAPEX outlook, and more. Subscribe here: hubs.ly/H0N6bG20 pic.twitter.com/r81AoKskiL

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