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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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Water Reuse Gains Toehold in New York State 

The population of New York’s metropolitan area is placing significant stress on groundwater aquifers, the primary source of the area’s water supply. As a result,...
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
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Supply Chain Constraints Create Ripples in Global Water Industry 

The recovery of global markets from the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a desynchronization of supply and demand. While consumer and industrial demand has rebounded...
1 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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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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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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Wastewater Reuse in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Market Drivers, Trends, and Forecast, 2020-2030 

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates—face a unique combination of water-related challenges that include a need for greenfield...
23 Apr. 2021
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