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U.K.’s RSK Binges on Water, Aussie Engineers
U.K.-headquartered RSK Group—an international environmental, engineering, and technical services provider—announced the acquisition of Brisbane, Australia-based Pensar Infrastructure. This is the firm’s 65th transaction over the last five years and its largest transaction outside of the U.K.
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Forecasting Municipal Operating Expenditures (OPEX) in a Post-COVID World, 2021-2030Operating expenditures (OPEX) for municipal utilities in the U.S. are forecasted to surpass US$1.06 trillion over the next decade to address growing demands on water...
15 Mar. 2021
Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions?Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in...
25 Jan. 2021
Green Infrastructure Gains Impact Investing MomentumOn 2 December 2020, the City of Hampton, Virginia, in partnership with Quantified Ventures, closed on a US$12 million Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) to fund...
20 Dec. 2020
Engineering a Digital Water Future: EPC Strategies in an Accelerating Market LandscapeEngineering Consultancies (EPCs) are prioritizing digital water. In response to the shifting landscape, select EPCs are taking on new roles as digital water solutions providers
28 Sep. 2020
Addressing Market Uncertainty: Revised Water Sector ForecastsBluefield water experts recently presented a client-exclusive webcast showcasing Bluefield’s revised market forecasts for key water & wastewater industry verticals—U.S. and global—for treatment & network...
24 Sep. 2020
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020The 28 transactions in this past quarter exceeded the 20 deals in Q2 2019. Still early in calculating the impacts of a COVID-driven recession, the...
18 Aug. 2020
State Revolving Funds: Breaking Down Project Data by Requests and DistributionsThe two State Revolving Fund programs are administered by state agencies for the purpose of providing low-interest loans for investments in water and sanitation infrastructure
17 Jul. 2020
5G on Digital Water Horizon as Sun Sets on 2G, 3G (Updated)On 31 December 2020, U.S. cellular carrier Verizon Wireless will sunset its national 2G and 3G networks to free up bandwidth for its nascent 5G...
13 Jul. 2020
Australia Water & Wastewater: Utility Market Trends, Drivers, and ForecastsOver 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
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020The first quarter of 2020 kicked off what could otherwise have been a banner year for the global digital water market, before the outbreak of...
8 May. 2020