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Our Insight Reports provide deep-dive analyses into global topics, including water infrastructure, industrial water management, digital solutions, and more. Available for online purchase, buyers receive immediate access to the reports.

 
Quarterly Review
20 Oct 2021

Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2021 
Brexit-related constraints shake water sector, water shortage threatens Chile's economy, Mideast region, including bitcoin industry, faced with water & power shortages, and Central Europe confronts stormwater management as growing concern. These takeaways and more are tracked by Bluefield's water experts to highlight select trends, policy shifts, project development, and strategic shifts across the municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure landscapes at the global level.

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Efforts to Rein in PFAS in Drinking Water Expand 

Globally, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are gaining priority as a real water concern. This has been demonstrated by recent policy proposals in Europe seeking...
18 Oct. 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
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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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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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California Steps Up PFAS Action Water Protection 

On 29 July 2021, the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed Public Health Goals (PHGs) for drinking water concentrations of the...
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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U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2021 

Through the first quarter of 2021, the water sector has been bolstered by strong macroeconomics. The COVID-19 recovery is palpable, as reflected in increased vaccination...
14 Jun. 2021
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Brazil Private Water Market Surges: Tender Analysis, Competitive Positioning, and Water Market Trends 

Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030. A combination of lackluster progress...
19 Jan. 2021
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Green Infrastructure Gains Impact Investing Momentum 

On 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
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Measuring COVID-19 Impacts on Utility Planning: Sizing Capital Improvement Plans for Water & Wastewater 

Uncertainty precipitated by the COVID-19 economic disruption has left utilities in a difficult situation, particularly for those transitioning into new fiscal years. Annually, July 1...
12 Oct. 2020
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