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?
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?
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…
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
The positive feedback and interest in Bluefield Research’s analysis of WEFTEC 2018’s conference proceedings have compelled our team to look further into other water & wastewater conferences, influencers and themes. This past week, Bluefield released, The U.S. Water Conference Landscape: Focus, Themes, and Corporate Influencers, 2018 to our Insight Service clients. This Data Insight is… Continue reading Planning to Attend a Water Conference in 2019? Read This
In August 2017, asset management firm Equilibrium, released An Equilibrium Point of View, Water Reuse and Recycling // Market Opportunities and Challenges. This perspective provides a valuable overview of market fundamentals, capital needs, and outlook for treating municipal and industrial wastewater. Further, it highlights the financial services sector’s need for reliable market intelligence and transparent forecasting for the… Continue reading Water Reuse and Recycling: Market Opportunities and Challenges
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore. The 2017 event marked the first year the conference was held in the Asia Pacific region, and from what I could gather, it was hosted there for two main reasons. First of all, almost half of Bentley’s ‘Be-Inspired’ project… Continue reading Four (water related) thoughts on Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2017
Bluefield Research recently participated in the biennial WATEC Israel event held in Tel Aviv. Israel lives up to its reputation as world-leading in water efficiency (reported 90% water reuse, 95% advanced irrigation), and showcased a broad spectrum of water technology innovations supported by a well-developed R&D accelerator model. Key takeaways from the conference and exhibition included: Technology solutions are… Continue reading WATEC Israel 2017: Innovation, Efficiency, People
An increasing focus on resiliency and water supply risk is driving investment in water reuse, or reclaimed wastewater solutions. We now see 775 reuse projects in planning across 19 states, up from 247 projects across 11 states in 2015. Bluefield just released a new report on the U.S. Water Reuse Market. Here are a few key takeaways.… Continue reading Investing in Resiliency: What’s the Impact of Water Reuse?
Overtopped street signs, escape routes closed-off, inundated highways, and trails of emergency relief workers lining the streets present an ominous picture of Houston underwater. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. This type of climatic event has drastic implications for a city’s underground infrastructure– namely its water and sewer systems. While the scale of the challenge… Continue reading Water Infrastructure + Harvey: Houston, We Have a Longer-term Problem.