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16 Sep 2021

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q3 2021 
Given its record-breaking number of acquisition approvals, the second quarter of 2021 demonstrates continued growth in M&A for water & wastewater utilities. At this rate, 2021 acquisitions could surpass the 2020 total by the end of Q3, begging the question of whether the growing rate of acquisitions is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a more permanent market shift, or just more aggressive players in the market. 

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South Africa Mining Industry Confronts Water Stress 

The global mining sector is on track to benefit significantly from global recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for commodities like steel, iron ore,...
3 Aug. 2021
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Global Desalination Ownership Rankings: Market and Company Trends, 2020 

Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S., and Latin America. At the same time,...
14 Jul. 2020
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Australia Water & Wastewater: Utility Market Trends, Drivers, and Forecasts 

Over 23 million people receive water services in Australia, 82% of which are served by 16 major utilities, serving over 100,000 connections each. Australia’s water supplies are...
15 Jun. 2020
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Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure – Latin America 

This Market Insight covers the policies and economics of PPPs in Latin America.  Bluefield provides an in-depth view of the PPP landscape in each country,...
17 Sep. 2018
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U.S. Desal Trudges Towards Corpus Christi 

On 7 November 2017, the City Council in Corpus Christi, Texas approved an agreement with Freese and Nichols to begin planning the proposed sewater desalination...
13 Dec. 2017
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Drought Spurs Water Innovation in Western Cape 

On 16 May 2017, the City of Cape Town, South Africa applied for level 4 water restrictions, as persistent drought has put the Western Cape...
25 May. 2017
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape 

Water related M&A activity has been robust over the last three years, surpassing US$57 billion, globally, since the start of 2014. Intensifying concerns over water...
29 Apr. 2017
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The Cost of Water: Comparing Alternative and Legacy Water Supplies in the U.S. 

The cost of traditional water supplies — water rights, new transmission, and reservoirs — are on the rise. In response to water shortages, municipalities and...
6 Apr. 2017
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Osmoflo Enhances Hitachi Zosen RO 

Hitachi Zosen has acquired a 70% stake in Australia- based water treatment player Osmoflo. Bluefield analyzes the impactions for global desalination markets.
29 Jan. 2017
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Water Market Shifts: 7 Signposts to Watch in 2017 

Our experts anticipate shifts across municipal and industrial water markets. Looking ahead, we have outlined seven key trends that will impact the water industry in...
23 Jan. 2017
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