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26 Feb 2024

Global Desalination: Market Trends, Drivers, and Company Rankings 
With 97% of the Earth's surface covered by oceans, seawater desalination stands as a proven backstop to addressing global water scarcity challenges. Since 1999, the global desalination sector has seen significant growth in large-scale (>50,000 m3/d) plants, with over 42 million m3/d of capacity added across 214 facilities.

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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q4 2023 

As of 1 December 2023, Bluefield has tracked 327 total water M&A deals in 2023, representing a 6% decline compared to the 348 deals recorded...
18 Dec. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A Data Seat Holders

Cambrian, Pennybacker Showcase Expectations for Decentralized Water Market 

On 16 November, Austin, Texas-based Pennybacker Capital Management made a strategic investment in Massachusetts-based Cambrian Innovation by committing up to US$200 million in growth capital...
14 Dec. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q4 2023 

The IIJA has announced a substantial US$22.8 billion for water infrastructure, signaling progress in investment. However, the actual funds reaching end recipients are lagging, with...
30 Nov. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Data Seat Holders

Industrial Facility Count Affirms Surge in Water Opportunities 

In September 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest data on industrial facility counts and employment across the United States. The data...
9 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

Industrial Facility Count Affirms Surge in Water Opportunities 

In September 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest data on industrial facility counts and employment across the United States. The data...
9 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

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...
7 Apr. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

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...
10 Dec. 2019
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in...
1 Mar. 2018
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

California Incubates New Water Business Models 

California has now moved into its sixth year of drought. As of December 2016, more than 42% of the state remains in extreme drought
28 Dec. 2016
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.