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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... »

Brazil Private Water Market Surges: Tender Analysis, Competitive Positioning, and Water Market Trends

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... »

Top Companies in Water: COVID-19 Impacts, Financial Signals, and Market Trends

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... »

17 Nov 2020

Competitive Trends in the Digital Water Market

Bluefield’s water experts recently presented their analysis on the global competitive landscape for digital water solutions, with a focus on the leading players and their strategic positions within the sector.... »

Bentley IPO Signals Upside for Digital Twins in Water

On 22 September 2020, U.S.-based infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$236.5 million from the sale of... »

Engineering a Digital Water Future: EPC Strategies in an Accelerating Market Landscape

Engineering Consultancies (EPCs) are prioritizing digital water. In response to the shifting landscape, select EPCs are taking on new roles as digital water solutions providers... »

Global Desalination Ownership Rankings: Market and Company Trends, 2020

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... »

Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing its electric and water utility.... »

27 Sep 2018

Competitive Landscape in Water: Engineering Procurement & Construction Firm Rankings and Positioning, 2018

Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms play a pivotal role in the decision-making processes for municipal water and wastewater utilities. While their expansive capabilities range, these ... »

Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure – Latin America

This Market Insight covers the policies and economics of PPPs in Latin America.  Bluefield provides an in-depth view of the PPP landscape in each country, with particular focus on the largest markets including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.... »

U.S. Desal Trudges Towards Corpus Christi

On 7 November 2017, the City Council in Corpus Christi, Texas approved an agreement with Freese and Nichols to begin planning the proposed sewater desalination plant. The city has until 2 March 2018 t... »

Peru Reinvigorates Water and Sanitation Policy

On 20 January 2017 Peru’s government announced a budget of US$1.24 billion for water and sanitation projects to be built in 2017, a 70% increase over 2016 spending.... »

Italian Water Sector Reform Edges Forward

The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved a draft bill that removes compulsory public management of municipal water services. The bill forms part of Italy’s broader market restructuring and tariff reform.... »

Public-Private Partnerships in Water, 2016-2020

New report analyzing public-private partnerships in the global water industry -- available for online purchase and immediate download.... »

Oil Falls, Private Water Rises in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Water and Electricity has implemented a water tariff increase to residential customers. This effort to improve cost recovery for water supply is part of the country’s br... »

Debt Wave Crashes on Abengoa Water

On 25 November 2015, Seville-based Abengoa S.A., the parent company of Abengoa Water and Abiensa, filed for creditor protection in Madrid, a precursor to bankruptcy proceedings. Spanish industrial pla... »

Water PPPs Gain Acceptance, Financing in Canada

On 6 November 2015, the Saint John, New Brunswick City Council awarded a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) water system project with a 33-year term to Port City Water Partners (PCWP). The ... »

Acciona Presses On Despite ATLL Limbo

On 23 July 2015, the Catalan Parliament voted to delay the transfer of Barcelona's bulk water supplier, Aigües Ter de Llobregat (ATLL) from current licensee Acciona Agua to a public water agency. The... »



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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