Key trends across global water markets (Q1 2016)

9 May 2016  |  Steph Aldock

In Q1 2016, we saw an uptick in activity across global water markets — below are a few emerging trends from last quarter:

M&A activity picks up, signaling water industry consolidation

Increasing investments in infrastructure build-out to address shortfalls, rising water demand

Drought, environmental concerns renew interest in water reuse and desalination

  • Reuse remains a key area of growth within the U.S. municipal market with 441 projects in the U.S. pipeline.
  • California and Texas continue to focus on wastewater reuse while recovering from recent droughts.
  • Desalination remains strong in the water-stressed Middle East with key projects kicking-off in Egypt and Saudi ArabiaAustralia recently re-invested in desalination to mitigate water supply risk.

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