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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 what 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 podcasts@bluefieldresearch.com.

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Brazil Looks to Private Participation in Water with Keith Hays Episode #14 — 30 November 2020

Bluefield’s Reese Tisdale and Keith Hays discuss Brazil’s municipal water market and the implications for new policies launched to invite private participation. The mercurial Latin American economy has attracted a number of companies willing to r... »

The Role of Private Equity in Water with Keith Hays Episode #13 — 10 November 2020

Over the last 8 to 12 months, the number of private equity (PE) companies coming to Bluefield for support has increased exponentially. Bluefield President Reese Tisdale and Consulting Director Keith Hays discuss why private equity is turning to water... »

Playing Devil’s Advocate – What’s the Outlook for Municipal Water Infrastructure Investment? with Erin Bonney Casey, Marial Marchand Episode #12 — 26 October 2020

Bluefield’s team of water experts discusses infrastructure investment and whether the market is heading up, down, or sideways. Some water industry pundits have said the pandemic is much ado about nothing. However, the Bluefield team doesn't share t... »

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... »


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06 Apr 2021 • Future of Water
Water Stress Undermines Global Supply Chains

06 Apr 2021 • The Water Values
Start Up to Publicly Traded & the State of Water Technology with Xylem’s Christine Boyle

07 Apr 2021 With $1.6 trillion forecasted for total expenditures by end of decade, water utility operations face significant disruption

05 Apr 2021 With $1.6 Trillion Forecasted for Total Expenditures by End of Decade, Water Utility Operations Face Significant Disruption