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PFAS, The Next Challenge for Water Utilities: Emerging Regulations, Technologies, and Forecasts, 2020-2030

The health dangers from PFAS compounds—a class of several thousand chemicals with a seven-decade legacy of military, industrial, and commercial use nationwide—have risen dramatically in public consciousness over the past few years.... »

20 May 2020

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, and Services Trends and Deal Flow, Q2 2020

The first quarter of 2020 initially began with what would otherwise have been a strong start for the global water markets until the outbreak of COVID-19 and ensuing social lockdowns and economic volatility. ... »

U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020

The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for approximately US$110 billion in public spend annually, when considering both the capital and operating expenditures. ... »

Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A

As implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen risks to their assets and business models.... »

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.... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2020

The U.S. industrial water landscape is highly siloed across 20 industrial verticals analyzed by Bluefield Research. This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transaction details, and competitive shifts influencing industrial water management.... »

Big Deals Hard to Come by in Municipal Water

At the close of 2019, two large municipal utility acquisitions were taken off the table underscoring the challenges of large deals involving municipal systems. On 24 December 2019, Jacksonville, Florida utility JEA canceled its divestment... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q1 2020

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks company financials, mergers and acquisitions,... »

Looking to 2020 and Beyond: Key Trends and Perspectives in Global Water Markets

Bluefield water experts provide perspective on the biggest water industry headlines of 2019 and share their insights into what's ahead for 2020 and beyond. ... »

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.... »

Consolidated Water Diversifies with PERC Water

In Q4 2019, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of a controlling 51% stake in PERC Water Corporation for US$4.1 million. PERC, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is a water infrastructure company... »

Assessing the U.S. Addressable Market: Nutrient Removal

Nutrient contamination of the U.S. waterways is a growing concern, contributing to an explosion of algal blooms that impact drinking water supplies, recreational water activities, and ecosystem health.... »

Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073 concessions, O&M contracts, and IOU acquisitions identified by Bluefield, 75% of the total is for O&M.... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q4 2019

The U.S. industrial water landscape is highly siloed across 20 industrial verticals analyzed by Bluefield Research. This quarterly insight highlights key trends, transaction details, and competitive shifts influencing industrial water management.... »

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.... »

Midstream Water Management: U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Strategies, Solutions, & Outlook, 2019-2028

The US$17 billion per year water-for-hydraulic fracking landscape in the U.S. continues its evolution, shaped by the mercurial oil & gas markets and geopolitical forces influencing production and water management strategies. ... »

Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing its electric and water utility.... »

Pentair Water Strategy Breakdown: Remaking Itself Into a Pure-Play Water Company

Pentair has changed into a completely new business, focusing exclusively on the water sector. In doing so, it has also refocused efforts on becoming a market leader in commercial and residential water treatment. As a pure-play, ... »



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