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Engineering Firms Refine Digital Water Strategies with Flurry of New Products

The unveiling of new digital water brands and product offerings in recent months by global engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) firms highlights their evolving strategies and competitive positioning in response to growing demand for digital solutions. The strong positions already held... »

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... »

Trimble Builds Digital Water Asset Management Platform with Cityworks Acquisition

On 18 October 2019, Trimble Inc., a U.S.-based software & hardware company that serves the construction, transportation, geospatial, and utility sectors, closed its acquisition of Azteca Systems LLC. Azteca, headquartered in Sandy, Utah,... »

El Paso Closes Water Loop with Direct Potable Reuse System

El Paso Water in Texas is receiving renewed attention as its water utility is poised to become the first large U.S. city to adopt direct potable reuse (DPR). The DPR Advanced Water Purification project, set for completion in 2020 at an estimated cost ranging from US$110 million to US$150 million.... »

06 Dec 2018

Brown and Caldwell Stakes Out Digital Water Position With BC Blue

On 23 October 2018, U.S.-based engineering firm Brown and Caldwell (BC) launched BC Blue, repositioning its smart utility services capabilities under a unified brand. In parallel to the launch, the co... »

03 Dec 2018

Planning to Attend a Water Conference in 2019? Read This

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, i... »

The U.S. Water Conference Landscape: Focus, Themes, and Corporate Influencers, 2018

Bluefield Research has embarked upon analysis of 2,649 conference proceedings at eleven regional and national conferences in 2018 to identify key influencers, both corporate and people. Prepare your 2019 events plan with this relevant water market analysis.... »

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 ... »

U.S. Municipal Water Reuse: Opportunities, Outlook, & Competitive Landscape 2017-2027

The need to secure future water supplies, in the face of increasing demand and uncertain water availability, is driving adoption of water reuse. Bluefield forecasts municipal water reuse systems will ... »

Jacobs Moves CH2M Water into M&A Crosshairs

On 19 June 2017, advanced M&A discussions between Jacobs Engineering Group and CH2M were reported on Wall Street. The joining of these two companies would impact the services landscape in municipa... »

U.S. Combined Sewer Overflows: Correction Costs and Management Solutions

Combined Sewer Systems serve approximately one quarter of the U.S. population. Stemming from increasing patterns of large weather events, combined sewer overflows (CSO) result in nearly 850 billion ga... »

Water, M&A Reshuffle Consolidating EPC Sector

The EPC sector is seeing a wave of consolidation according to Bluefield Research. Alberta-based Stantec has moved to acquire Colorado-based MWH Global for US $795 million -- representing Stantec's largest acquisition to date. This latest deal propels Stantec into ... »

India Policies Refocus Efforts for Water PPP Progress

India has seen mixed results developing water infrastructure through public-private partnerships (PPPs), despite increasing its policy commitments to address its massive infrastructure gap. Continued ... »

California Water Update Shows Project Gains

Since 1 April 2015, when California's drought reached a political climax and the governor mandated a 25% cut in water usage for urban utilities, there has been an uptick of new supply-side projects in... »

U.S. Municipal Wastewater & Reuse: Market Trends, Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015-2025

In-depth report on U.S. Municipal Wastewater and Reuse available for online purchase and immediate download.... »

United Water Enters the South Florida Fray

On 9 March 2015, United Water announced the opening of its office in Miami-Dade County to explore business opportunities in South Florida. United Water currently lacks a presence in Florida, where pri... »



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