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1 Aug 2022

Water & Wastewater Utility Resiliency: Emerging Market Opportunities for Microgrids 
Amid growing concerns about energy supplies and costs, water service reliability, and climate impacts, U.S. water and wastewater utilities are increasingly compelled to consider nontraditional approaches to operations stability, including backup power supplies. Still early in their adoption, particularly among water and wastewater utilities, microgrids are emerging as a potential path to more reliable system operations.

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Domestic Water: Drivers and Emerging Trends for Advanced Water Management in the Home, U.S., U.K., Australia 

The convergence of climate, technology, and business models underlies a transformation of water usage and management within the household. Often overlooked because of total volumes...
17 Dec. 2021
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Washington Continues to Battle over Needed Infrastructure Investment 

On 10 August 2021, the U.S. Senate passed a US$1.2 trillion infrastructure package, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The sweeping legislation outlines funding...
26 Aug. 2021
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Rate Index, 2021 

For the sixth consecutive year, Bluefield Research has embarked upon an analysis of the water and wastewater rates in the U.S. and the impacts on...
20 Aug. 2021
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State Revolving Funds: Breaking Down Project Data by Requests and Distributions 

The State Revolving Fund program is the primary means by which the federal and state governments provide financial support to water and wastewater infrastructure projects....
5 Aug. 2021
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Brazil Private Water Market Surges: Tender Analysis, Competitive Positioning, and Water Market Trends 

Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030. A combination of lackluster progress...
19 Jan. 2021
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Measuring COVID-19 Impacts on Utility Planning: Sizing Capital Improvement Plans for Water & Wastewater 

Uncertainty precipitated by the COVID-19 economic disruption has left utilities in a difficult situation, particularly for those transitioning into new fiscal years. Annually, July 1...
12 Oct. 2020
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Rate Index, 2020 

For the fifth consecutive year, Bluefield Research has embarked upon an analysis of the water and wastewater rates in the U.S. and the impacts on...
27 Aug. 2020
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Sydney Water Sets Pace for Resiliency, Innovation 

On 16 June 2020, the Final Determination of Sydney Water’s 2020-2024 Price Review was released by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). The report...
2 Jul. 2020
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Covid-19 Water Industry Impact: Navigating toward Resiliency 

Water & wastewater system owners and operators have been thrust into uncharted territory as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on national healthcare systems and economies, globally.
25 Apr. 2020

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Amidst Pandemic, Bottled Water Underscores Utility Communication Challenge 

On 17 March 2020, three leading North American water industry associations—the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the...
15 Apr. 2020
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