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Future of Water

Bluefield’s new podcast series breaks down the biggest and smallest events signaling change and opportunity across the water landscape. The Future of Water is where we talk about all the ways in which companies, utilities, and people are addressing the challenges and opportunities in water. This is our chance to call out, question, and think about is disrupting the water industry. Whether it’s municipal or industrial, vendor or utility, local, state or even globally focused, Bluefield's podcast is a source for critical insights. Bluefield’s team of water experts discuss a variety of topics impacting the future of water. We want to hear from you. Feel free to send topic ideas to

Seeing Double, The Rise of the Digital Twins in Water with Keith Hays and Eric Bindler Episode #11 — 05 October 2020

Reese Tisdale and the Bluefield team of water experts discuss Digital Twins—hype or reality—and what the future holds. While the concept of virtual clones of operating assets (e.g., treatment plants, pumps, pipe networks) has been around for more... »

Is Veolia Suez Marriage Good for the Water Sector? with Keith Hays Episode #10 — 21 September 2020

In this episode, Reese Tisdale sits down with Bluefield Vice President Keith Hays to talk about what we call "Big Water." Veolia and Suez, two of the largest water solutions providers in the world are in merger negotiations again, and Reese and Keith... »

Prepare to Fill Up Your Bathtubs with Erin Bonney Casey, Eric Bindler Episode #9 — 08 September 2020

Bluefield water experts get into the hot topic of natural disasters and related water & wastewater infrastructure management.  Since 1980 the number of these disasters has steadily increased. From 1980 to 2019, the U.S has sustained 258 climate-... »

Let’s Make a Deal with Eric Bindler and Mariel Marchand Episode #8 — 11 August 2020

It's all about deal flow and recent M&A activity in the water sector. Bluefield's Eric Bindler and Mariel Marchand share their perspectives on utility acquisitions, utility O&M, and digital water transactions in what can be considered a new e... »

Can Wastewater Save Lives? with Keith Hays Episode #7 — 30 July 2020

In this episode, we discuss the hot topic of wastewater epidemiology and the heightened role it plays in our world today. Keith Hays, Vice President of Bluefield Research, discusses his latest research on pinpoint detection of pathogens and contagion... »

Money, Money, Money: Revenue Declines and Water Investment with Erin Bonney Casey Episode #6 — 30 June 2020

It’s all about money, that is, how exposed are utilities, their budgets, and spending to a recession. Erin Bonney Casey, Research Director for Bluefield, answers these key questions and more...... »

Breaking and Entering- Water Sector Cybersecurity with Eric Bindler Episode #5 — 19 June 2020

Cybersecurity is the issue of the day. We sit down with Eric Bindler, Research Director for digital water, to talk cybersecurity, water infrastructure, and industry concerns.   We're talking with Eric Bindler, Research Director for Bluefield's Digit... »

Toilet Paper Costs More Than Oil with Nathan Goldstein Episode #4 — 19 June 2020

Is toilet paper more expensive than oil? Sure feels like it these days. This episode is all about water for energy, the oil patch, and the impacts of geopolitics, pandemics, and recession. Yikes! Get Bluefield analyst Nathan Goldstein's take on the s... »

Crisis Leads to Digital Acceleration with Eric Bindler Episode #3 — 19 June 2020

It’s all about digital water spending, forecasts, and implications of a recession. Bluefield's Digital Water Expert, Eric Bindler, will tackle the following  key questions and more: -Is the shift to remote workforces and monitoring a catalyst f... »

Get Smart in Water with Erin Bonney Casey Episode #2 — 19 June 2020

It’s all about municipal water spending, forecasts, and implications of a recession. Bluefield's Erin Bonney Casey will address these questions and more: -Will the market collapse in coming weeks, months years? -Who might be best insulated from... »

Reuse is Brewing Up (Webcast) The use of purified recycled water to brew beer has become more popular, but what is the outlook for growth? @BluefieldWater Nathan Goldstein joins @WateReuseAssoci to discuss market drivers, business strategies #WaterReuse

20 Oct 2020 • The Water Values
“Excelerating” Innovation with Kim Baker

06 Oct 2020 • The Water Values
All About PFAS with AWWA’s Chris Moody

21 Oct 2020 Shutting off water in a pandemic? With the right tech, we shouldn’t have to.

15 Oct 2020 The most important benefits of digital water is asset visibility and optimization