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Insight Service: Digital Water

18 Oct 2018
Data Insight

Venture and Growth Capital: Transactions & Trends in Digital Water, 2009-2018

Venture capital continues to emerge as a key financing mechanism to accelerate growth, particularly as academic spin-offs and new market entrants seek to scale in a mature water sector. In recent year... »


10 Oct 2018
Research Note

Suez Accelerates Digital Water Offering, Completes Stake in Optimatics

On 1 October 2018, Suez announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Optimatics via its venture capital fund, Suez Ventures. In adding Optimatics to its suite of digital water products for... »


26 Sep 2018
Research Note

Jain Adds ETwater, Reaffirms Digital Strategy

Advancements in data acquisition equipment, communications networks, and data analytics and visualization platforms have ushered in a new era of technology applications within traditional agriculture ... »


20 Sep 2018
Research Note

XPV Increases Exposure to Digital Water with Metasphere Buyout

On 30 August 2018, UK-based Metasphere Ltd. announced the execution of a management buyout from owners Kaye Enterprises funded by private equity firm XPV Water Partners. XPV has increased its exposure... »


11 Sep 2018
Company Insight

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

This Company Insight, which draws from Bluefield’s Digital Water Insight Service, analyzes MWH Soft’s growth story – the origin of Innovyze – in the water sector. Bluefield analysts provide in... »


07 Sep 2018 Analyst Perspective

Smart Water: Tendencias globales de hoy y mañana (Aquatech Mexico)

This presentation analyzes global smart water trends (both now and in the future). First given by Bluefield Co-Founder and Vice President Keith Hays at Aquatech Mexico. Topics covered include: Advance... »


03 Aug 2018
Data Insight

Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, First Half 2018

In the first half of 2018, Bluefield identified 177 smart water projects, globally, up 4% by over the same period last year. Projects were largely shaped by utility announcements to leverage data driv... »


Regulatory Review: ‘Beast From The East’ Exposes Vulnerabilities Of U.K. Water Companies

On 19 June 2018, U.K. water sector regulator Ofwat released a review of water company performance during the ‘Beast from the East’, a freeze thaw event that wreaked havoc on water utilities across... »


10 Jul 2018
Research Note

Comcast, Telecoms Fortifying Positions Across Water IoT Battleground

On 12 June 2018, Comcast Corporation and U.S.-based meter company Neptune Technology Group unveiled a joint advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for municipal water utilities. This is one o... »


09 Jul 2018
Company Insight

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 ... »


18 Jun 2018 Analyst Perspective

The Digitization of Water (ACE Presentation)

Presentation by Bluefield President Reese Tisdale at the 2018 AWWA ACE Conference in Las Vegas on the digitization of water. These slides analyze the competitive landscape and business strategies, inc... »


14 Jun 2018
Market Insight

Smart Water Down Under: Australia Water Utilities Deploy Advanced Technologies in Search of Operational Efficiency

Government-owned municipal water utilities in Australia provide essential water supply services to over 22 million people, representing 82.4% of the population. 2017 saw an uptick in municipal utiliti... »


06 Jun 2018 Research Note

Fracta AI Takeover Maps Kurita’s Water Future

On 30 May 2018, Kurita Water Technologies Ltd. announced a strategic investment in U.S.-based Fracta, Inc., an early-stage company developing software solutions that leverages artificial intelligence ... »


02 May 2018 Analyst Perspective

Advanced Asset Management Practices: A Global Overview

Bluefield water experts Will Maize and Erin Bonney Casey recently presented on a webinar for the Water Asset Management Conference Series. These slides provides highlight analysis available through ou... »


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... »




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