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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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Eversource Stepping Out of Water, Offering Up Utility Platform Opportunity 

On 13 February 2024, Boston, Massachusetts-based Eversource announced its intention to divest its Aquarion Water Company. Aquarion is an investor-owned water and wastewater utility acquired...
26 Feb. 2024
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act: Tracking the Spending, Q1 2024 

On 15 November 2021, the US$1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was passed, ushering in substantial federal funding to bolster the nation's infrastructure. The...
12 Feb. 2024
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Private Equity’s Role in Digital Water: Investor Strategies and Competitive Positioning 

The global private equity sector has grown thirteenfold since 2000, wielding increasing influence over critical infrastructure sectors. This includes strategic investments in water and wastewater...
12 Feb. 2024
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Mapping the Global Digital Water Vendor Landscape: 2024 Update 

The future of water is digital. As utilities and industry face challenges such as aging infrastructure, demographic shifts, and climate change, the industry is looking...
2 Feb. 2024
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2024 

Economic uncertainty reflected in an 8% decline in M&A. Investor-owned utilities, municipalities, and a handful of other buyers tallied 140 approved acquisitions during 2023. This...
30 Jan. 2024
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2023 

In Q3 2023, the 10 publicly traded digital water providers tracked by Bluefield reported an average revenue growth of 10.8%. Five firms recorded double-digit growth,...
20 Dec. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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State of the Market: PFAS Policy Landscape, Forecasts, and Competitive Analysis 

Bluefield’s PFAS remediation forecast shows that drinking water utilities will spend nearly US$13.5 billion between 2023 and 2030, up from a previously forecasted total of...
7 Dec. 2023
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal 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

Lead and Copper Rule Transitions Toward 2024 Deadline 

On 30 November 2023, the EPA announced the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). Among several key provisions, the proposed LCRI would require most...
28 Nov. 2023
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

U.S. Municipal Water & Sewer: Annual Utility Rate Index, 2023 

Bluefield Research has for the eighth consecutive year engaged in a comprehensive analysis of water and sewer rates for 50 of the largest U.S. cities....
8 Nov. 2023
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