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9 Mar 2024

Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2024 
Policymakers in Florida, Maryland, and North Carolina are taking legislative steps to target sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination (primarily industrial facilities) and their impacts on surface bodies and wastewater treatment plants. These policies, if enacted, signal opportunities for water and wastewater treatment technology companies with specialties in emerging contaminants like PFAS.

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The Future of Water: Key Trends to Watch in 2023 and Beyond 

In this analyst presentation, Bluefield frames global water markets, drivers, and opportunities by presenting on key water market trends to watch in 2023 and beyond....
29 Mar. 2023
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.

U.S. Drinking Water Regulations for PFAS 

The U.S. EPA estimates that its proposed MCLs would cost U.S. drinking water utilities a total of US$772 million each year to maintain compliance. Bluefield’s...
23 Mar. 2023
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Fair Market Value: Key Policies, Acquisition Trends, and Companies 

Bluefield has tracked approximately 1,200 water deals submitted for regulatory approval since 2015, with only 8% having been executed using FMV. The legislation has historically...
2 Mar. 2023
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Canada’s EPCOR Acts on Arizona Water Cuts 

Amid the ongoing supply shortage in the Colorado River Basin, the city of Scottsdale codified a Drought Management Plan that bans hauling water beyond the...
27 Feb. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

EU’s Sustainability Directive Alters Industrial Water Outlook 

On 5 January 2023, the European Union enacted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Adopted by the European Parliament in November 2022, the directive provides...
6 Feb. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Update: Key Funding and Policy Developments 

The U.S. EPA is currently on track with IIJA implementation, with announced State Revolving Fund program funding to date totaling approximately 95% of the agency's...
17 Jan. 2023
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Can California Finally Deliver on Proposed Water Infrastructure Projects? 

On 11 August 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future. The plan includes ramping up...
17 Aug. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Inflation Reduction Act to Alter Industrial Water Demands 

On 6 August 2022, the United States Senate cleared a major legislative hurdle with its passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). The...
14 Aug. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

Europe Recovery Funds Flow to Water Industry 

From February 2021 through May 2022, the European Commission approved Member State payment requests as part of its Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) with a...
4 Aug. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Europe Municipal Water

A.O. Smith Continues to Strengthen Water Treatment Market Position 

A.O. Smith Corporation’s June 2022 acquisition of Atlantic Filter marked its fifth water treatment-focused deal over the past six years. With this latest strategic move,...
26 Jul. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water