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23 Apr 2024

Investor-Owned Utilities: Market Overview and Company Rankings 
The U.S. water and wastewater utility landscape is heavily fragmented across 48,587 community water systems serving 313 million people and 23,481 wastewater treatment facilities serving an estimated 267 million people. But within this landscape, an evolving roster of investor-owned utilities is reshaping the market by carving out regional and national positions—regulated and non-regulated—through M&A and organic growth.

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Will Big Tech Disrupt the Water Sector? 

As adoption of digital technology grows in the global water industry, big tech firms—enterprise software companies, cloud services providers, electronics manufacturers, etc.—are taking notice. Players...
28 Jan. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Key Trends in Digital Water 

Bluefield's digital water expert, Eric Bindler, presents his key findings on trends in the digital water sector.
2 Sep. 2020
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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Big Data’s Thirst for Water: Sizing Water Demands and Trends 

Scaling demand for cloud-based data and service offerings, globally, is being matched by an increase in the number and size of data centers. This broader...
30 Apr. 2020
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Corporate Sustainability Targets: Water Management Trends across Ten Key Industries 

Increasingly, publicly traded companies are publishing annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports which track resource use and environmental footprint across operations, including
5 Feb. 2020
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Fathom’s Fall Undercuts Strides in Digital Water 

On 9 November 2019, the City of Copperas Cove, Texas received an email notification from Fathom, its digital water solutions provider, that it will be...
3 Dec. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Mexichem Secures Top Spot in Smart Irrigation 

On 7 August 2017, Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. announced the acquisition of Israel-based Netafim for US$1.86 billion, or an estimated EBITDA multiple of 14.1x. The...
17 Aug. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Cybersecurity Prompts Policy, Investor Attention on Water Services 

Cybersecurity firms are building out dedicated capabilities for water and wastewater. This growth has fueled a recent surge in M&A and venture capital, as both...
27 Apr. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Vendors Place Big Bets on SaaS, Cloud Computing to Accelerate Digital Water Growth 

A key factor driving the rapid growth of the global digital water market is the mainstream adoption of cloud computing, as well as new business...
30 Apr. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Trimble Builds Digital Water Asset Management Platform with Cityworks Acquisition 

On 18 October 2019, Trimble Inc., a U.S.-based software & hardware company that serves the construction, transportation, geospatial, and utility sectors, closed its acquisition of...
8 Nov. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets 

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing...
31 Oct. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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