Where Are the Emerging Market Opportunities for Digital Water?

When we talk about the digital transformation of the water industry, the focus often turns to advanced economies in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. And not without reason—countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia account for the lion’s share of companies, project implementations, M&A deals, and venture investments that Bluefield has… Continue reading Where Are the Emerging Market Opportunities for Digital Water?

The Hydrogen Economy: Realizing the Water Sector’s Crucial Role in the Energy Transition

Bluefield’s team is always tracking global events and their potential impacts on water, and more and more headlines are centering around hydrogen as the new fuel of choice that produces net zero emissions. The U.S. government is on board as well. In our recent, water-focused analysis of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, US$10.8 billion was… Continue reading The Hydrogen Economy: Realizing the Water Sector’s Crucial Role in the Energy Transition

Better Business? PepsiCo Looks to Reduce Water Consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

According to the World Economic Forum’s The Global Risks Report 2021, a “global risk” is defined as an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, can cause significant negative impact for several countries or industries within the next 10 years. Water crises and water-related events (e.g., extreme weather, climate action failure, and natural disasters)… Continue reading Better Business? PepsiCo Looks to Reduce Water Consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Has the Current Drought Pushed the U.S. to a Tipping Point?

Federal officials have mandated the first-ever water cuts on the Colorado River system amidst a drought that is poised to devastate farms, power stations, and communities. Amazingly, the river sustains 40 million people, or almost 13% of the U.S. population. It also irrigates more than 5 million acres in the region. So, it comes as… Continue reading Has the Current Drought Pushed the U.S. to a Tipping Point?

Water to Benefit from Beyond the Obvious in Washington’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan

The Biden Administration laid out its initial US$2 trillion proposal, The American Jobs Plan, to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, and it reaffirms Bluefield’s optimism about the prospects for the water sector. Its potential benefits for water companies and organizations are wide-sweeping, from addressing water quality (e.g., lead service line replacements) to modernizing critical infrastructure (e.g., energy,… Continue reading Water to Benefit from Beyond the Obvious in Washington’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan

Is the Water Market Headed for Digital Liftoff or Failure to Launch?

The water industry is flooded with emerging technology buzzwords like big data, artificial intelligence, digital twins, and the Internet of Things. As an independent market research firm, we at Bluefield make a concerted effort to differentiate marketing hype from market reality. It is clear that digital technology will change the nature of water, wastewater, and stormwater management,… Continue reading Is the Water Market Headed for Digital Liftoff or Failure to Launch?

Another summer, another algae bloom: Will the water industry step in?

Beach closures and ruined summer vacations are proliferating everywhere these days because of harmful algae blooms. The impacts this year have been even more noticeable on the heels of a wet spring coupled with high temperatures. So much so, that algae blooms are now visible from space and, for all you animal lovers, our dogs’… Continue reading Another summer, another algae bloom: Will the water industry step in?

Bluefield ranked the biggest influencers at the largest U.S. water conference next week…

In every industry there is a group of influencers setting the tone for change. Municipal water is no different. Bluefield’s team of water experts is heading to Denver next week for ACE19, the largest drinking water conference in the U.S., joining over 8,000 other water industry colleagues. In preparation, we analyzed the conference agenda, including… Continue reading Bluefield ranked the biggest influencers at the largest U.S. water conference next week…

Industrial Water Efficiency Grows at a Cost… to Municipalities

A polluted bay with a sign saying "Danger, Drain Outlet, Keep Clear."

To put things in perspective, U.S. and Canada industrial sector withdrawals have declined 30% over the last three decades to 152 billion gallons per day (the daily equivalent of 760 billion bottles of your favorite bottled water). This trend, which is expected to continue, has been sparked by water-related technology improvements at facilities, company strategies… Continue reading Industrial Water Efficiency Grows at a Cost… to Municipalities