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Global Headwinds Set Black & Veatch Water on New Course

Black & Veatch’s recent organizational changes in water highlight underlying market shifts that are influencing engineering firms’ strategies, globally. For instance, utility service providers in the privately... »

Europe Water Sector Looks Past Pandemic with Net Zero Emissions in Sights

In November 2020, the UK water sector announced the first sector-wide collaboration to reduce emissions, a “Net Zero 2030 Routemap”. The announcement parallels more wide-sweeping continental EU policies shaping ... »

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 ... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020

After seeing record growth in the first quarter of 2020, the global digital water market felt the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn in Q2 2020.... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2020

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in project development, M&A, and venture funding activity in digital water, globally. Notable market events that occurred in digital water during the second half (H2) of 2019 are included.... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity and Market Outlook, Q3 2019

The first half of 2019 continues expansion in the global digital water market. Though project activity year-to-date is trending downward relative to 2018, M&A activity and venture funding are on pace to exceed ... »

U.K. Municipal Water: Market Performance and Outlook for 2020-2025

2019 is a pivotal year for the privatized water and wastewater services companies in the U.K. They are all currently with regulator Ofwat on price review (PR19) to establish new business plans for the upcoming 2020-2025 period.... »

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. ... »

20 Sep 2018

XPV Increases Exposure to Digital Water with Metasphere Buyout

On 30 August 2018, UK-based Metasphere Ltd. announced the execution of a management buyout from owners Kaye Enterprises funded by private equity firm XPV Water Partners. XPV has increased its exposure to digital water, securing a position within core data acquisition and management processes of municipal water utilities.... »

Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, First Half 2018

In the first half of 2018, Bluefield identified 177 smart water projects, globally, up 4% by over the same period last year. Projects were largely shaped by utility announcements to leverage data driv... »

Regulatory Review: ‘Beast From The East’ Exposes Vulnerabilities Of U.K. Water Companies

On 19 June 2018, U.K. water sector regulator Ofwat released a review of water company performance during the ‘Beast from the East’, a freeze thaw event that wreaked havoc on water utilities across the country in late February and early March 2018.... »

New Green Bond Criteria a Certified Win for Nature-Based Water Infrastructure Investment

Green bonds are growing in popularity reflecting a broader shift toward innovative water infrastructure finance. As green bonds become more mainstream, the industry is seeing standards for mitigation... »

Advanced Asset Management for Municipal Water: Global Trends & Strategies, 2018 – 2027

Smarter, more advanced asset management strategies will save water utilities US$41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027. Central to this shift to more advanced solutions, is the increasing value in data collection, analytics, and... »

Arcadis, SEAMS Ready for Smart Water Growth

On 10 January 2018, asset management software developer SEAMS Ltd. announced its aquisition by Netherlands- based EPC consultancy Arcadis NV. With this acquisition, Arcadis boosts its smart water offe... »

Ofwat Challenges UK Water Utilities to Evolve

On 21 November 2017, the outgoing head of UK water sector regulator Ofwat provided an update on price review 19 (PR19), which underscored its outcome-focused approach. The update also offered a longer... »

Schneider Electric Swims Upstream with Aveva Merger

On 5 September 2017, industrial hardware and software provider Schneider Electric  and engineering software firm Aveva Group announced a proposed merger. The deal is Schneider and Aveva’s third... »

Global Smart Water Markets: Current and Future Trends (iAgua)

Presentation by Bluefield VP and Co-Founder Keith Hays at the iAgua summit in Madrid. Mr. Hays addresses current and future trends in global smart water markets. These complimentary slides address: De... »

Thames Water Penalized £8.6 million as Leakage Skyrockets

Thames Water revealed it has missed its leakage target for the first time in 11 years. As a result, the London utility was slapped with an £8.6 million penalty, under Ofwat’s outcome delivery incentive... »



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