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5G on Digital Water Horizon as Sun Sets on 2G, 3G

On 31 December 2019, U.S. cellular carrier Verizon Wireless will sunset its national 2G and 3G networks to free up bandwidth for its nascent 5G network. Verizon will cease to support its 2G and 3G network infrastructure... »

Arcadis Maintains Focus on Digital Growth with EAMS Group Acquisition

On 28 March 2019, Netherlands-based engineering & consulting firm Arcadis N.V. announced its decision to acquire a majority stake in EAMS Group, a privately- held digital asset management software... »

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. ... »

11 Sep 2018

Innovyze Strategy Breakdown: The Growth Strategy of a Smart Water Pure Play

Bluefield analysts provide insight into how, when and why key decisions were made that collectively enabled Innovyze to sustain a remarkable run of growth and profitability, while documenting the key deals which have led to the consolidated market we see today.... »

Xylem Smart Water Strategy Breakdown: The Creation of a Market Leading Portfolio

Xylem eyes nascent developments around smart infrastructure and data analytics as key catalysts for future growth opportunities in water. Since 2015, Xylem has made a series of strategic acquisitions in smart water, recasting itself as a diversified water infrastructure technology and services company.... »

08 May 2018

What can Advanced Asset Management Mean for Municipal Water?

Concerned with operating and replacing aging infrastructure, changing workforce dynamics, and increasing climate volatility, municipal water utilities are adopting advanced asset management strategies... »

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... »

Montagu Eyes Smart Water Tech, De-lists Servelec

U.K.-based private equity firm Montagu Funds announced that its takeover of Servelec Group had been sanctioned by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales. Montagu Funds purchased all share capi... »

Rockwell Still Resisting Emerson’s Offers for Deal

On 22 November 2017 Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation rejected St. Louis- based Emerson Electric’s proposed acquisition for to US$225 per share, or approximately US$29 billion. This latest offer r... »

Global Water M&A: Transactions and Trends in Technology, Equipment, & Services, Q4 2017

Forecasted demand for infrastructure rehabilitation projects, and demand for water and wastewater services in developed and developing markets have made it a seller’s market. Competition is heavy am... »

Variable Frequency Drives: U.S. Municipal Industry Trends & Market Forecast

U.S. water & wastewater utilities are increasingly seeking alternatives to become more energy-efficient, drive down operating costs, address resiliency and upgrade deteriorating infrastructure. As... »

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... »

U.S. Smart Water: Defining the Opportunity, Competitive Landscape, and Market Outlook

Smart water solutions – hardware, software, and analytics – are taking hold in the U.S. municipal water sector, driving close to US$20 billion of capital and operating expenditures over the next d... »

Water Network for Energy Efficiency: Europe’s Utilities Address Key Supply, Treatment Segments

Energy efficiency has become a key priority of European utilities. A combination of policy, market factors, and local network characteristics are driving water utilities... »

Leakage Management in Europe: Water Utilities Develop Multi-Vendor Strategies

Leakage management has emerged as a major priority for Europe’s water utilities to reduce non-revenue water. New market insight available for purchase.... »

Smart Water in the Mainstream // SWAN Presentation

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



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The Year in Infrastructure 2019
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