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Quarterly Review
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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U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2021 

Through the second quarter of 2021, the water sector has been bolstered by strong macro-economics. The COVID-19 recovery is palpable, as reflected in increased vaccination...
13 Sep. 2021
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U.S. West Grapples with Long-term Drought, Forced to Accept New Normal 

The megadrought plaguing the western United States continues to ravage water supplies and dependent industries particularly in the Colorado River basin. Water levels at the...
7 Sep. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Sustainability, Efficiency Drive Growth in Plant Optimization Solutions for Industrial Water 

Corporates and industrial players are increasingly including water management in their sustainability targets and strategies. This focus is creating new market opportunities for digital water...
27 Aug. 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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Plant-Based Food Reinforced by Water Efficiency 

In 2020, plant-based food product sales grew by 27% compared to 2019, which propelled the market segment past US$7 billion in annual sales, according to...
24 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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Water for Energy Trends, Conditions, Forward Looking Q2 2021 

The water for energy landscape is undergoing a transformation, shaped by changing energy supplies and related water management strategies. Bluefield’s approach to water for energy...
17 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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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 Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2021 

The second quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional funding rollouts for developing and...
14 Jun. 2021
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