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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... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q4 2020

As Q4 2020 comes to an end, COVID-19’s impacts continue to be acutely felt across the industrial landscape, with disparate governmental and company responses, globally, to remote workforces and onsite operations. With... »

30 Sep 2020

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 are still working their way through the markets and potentially impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty in the near to medium term. Deal flow in Q2 2020—and well into Q3—signals a... »

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.... »

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.... »

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... »

07 Feb 2018

Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, Year-End 2017

In 2017, Bluefield tracked 264 smart water projects globally, up 11% from 238 projects in 2016. The metering, asset and network management segments saw the largest increase. Smart water project announ... »

Barrick Gold, Chile Sketch Smart Water Strategies

On 17 January 2018, Chile’s environmental authority SMA sanctioned Barrick Gold with the permanent closure of its Pascua Lama mine. The decision is based on four key infractions that stem from non-c... »

Industrial Water Reuse: Municipal Partnerships & U.S. Trends

Industrial facilities are some of the highest volume of water users representing approximately 87% of the U.S. freshwater withdrawals. This demand, put in context with drought and operational risks, i... »

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... »

Smart Water in the Mainstream // SWAN Presentation

Analyst presentation on Smart Water industry by Keith Hays at the SWAN conference in London (April 2016)... »



Big Week for Water! Three 1 million dollar deals: New Mountain Capital acquires @Aegion ($963M), @autodesk acquires @Innovyze ($1B) and @QUIKRETE acquires @Forterrabp ($2.7B). We discuss the first in new podcast...#WaterDeals pic.twitter.com/yKGluGzSyx

23 Feb 2021 • Future of Water
Digging into the Aegion/New Mountain Megadeal

16 Feb 2021 • The Water Values
Ensuring One Water Delivers for Healthy Waterways with Jennifer Walker

17 Feb 2021 Critical Sector Needs Better Cyber Security

29 Jan 2021 Digital water project activity rebounds 11% in the U.S. and signals bright spot amidst pandemic