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Amazon, Telecoms Build-out Water Strategies

Last month Amazon.com, Inc. launched Amazon Sidewalk, a low bandwidth network that bridges the firm’s growing footprint of smart home devices (e.g., Echo, Ring, Tile).... »

Connecting Water Infrastructure: Telecom Company Strategies in the Global Digital Water Market

The Internet of Things is giving rise to a new group of influential companies in water: telecommunications firms. By providing the essential rails for data transmissions and connectivity, telecom players are well-positioned to leverage ... »

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 ... »

Industrial Water Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2021

Corporates make investments in sustainability, growing interest from critical infrastructure companies outside water continues to grow, the future of the auto industry to impact water management.... »

Cybersecurity Threats Materializing for Digital Water

On 5 February 2021, the city of Oldsmar, Florida experienced a cybersecurity breach at its water treatment plant. Hackers accessed the plant’s supervisory control and data acquisition... »

Will Big Tech Disrupt the Water Sector?

As adoption of digital technology grows in the global water industry, big tech firms—enterprise software companies, cloud services providers, electronics manufacturers, etc.—are taking notice. Players such as Amazon Web Services... »

Facing Consumer Market Headwinds, Smart Home Water Vendors Seek Growth through Partnerships

On 27 October 2020, U.S. residential plumbing manufacturer Moen Incorporated announced a strategic partnership with U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corporation to deploy smart home water management & leak detection ... »

Big Data’s Thirst for Water: Sizing Water Demands and Trends

Scaling demand for cloud-based data and service offerings, globally, is being matched by an increase in the number and size of data centers. This broader move away from closet-sized server rooms... »

Corporate Sustainability Targets: Water Management Trends across Ten Key Industries

Increasingly, publicly traded companies are publishing annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports which track resource use and environmental footprint across operations, including... »

Water Industry 4.0: U.S. & Canada Digital Water Market Forecast, 2019-2030

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the market for digital water, wastewater, and stormwater management solutions in the U.S. & Canada municipal water industry.... »

Fathom’s Fall Undercuts Strides in Digital Water

On 9 November 2019, the City of Copperas Cove, Texas received an email notification from Fathom, its digital water solutions provider, that it will be going out of business, effective immediately.... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, 2018 Year in Review

Overall, 2018 was a strong year for digital water, with growing interest among municipal water utilities seeking to engage in data-driven technologies and solutions. This quarterly insight highlights key trends in policy, project development, M&A, and venture funding activity in digital water, globally. ... »

Unplugged, GE Digital Sharpens Focus on Water

On 13 December 2018, diversified U.S. industrial firm General Electric announced the spinoff of its software unit, GE Digital. The new, US$1.2 billion firm will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE... »

09 May 2018

Pentair Purifies Water Sector Strategy

On 30 April 2018, Pentair PLC executed a stock split, spinning off its electrical division into a new publicly traded company, nVent Electric PLC. First announced in May 2017, this marks the ultimate... »



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13 Jul 2021 • Future of Water
The “Amazon Effect” on Water

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