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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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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
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

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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U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q3 2023 

Public feedback regarding EPA’s proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) suggests a long road ahead. Upon closure of the public comment period in May, the EPA...
18 Sep. 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

U.S. & Canada Municipal Utility Capital Improvement Plans, 2023–2031 

For three years running, Bluefield’s team of water experts has collected, cleaned, and analyzed published CIP data from more than 750 utilities across the U.S....
13 Sep. 2023
Analyst Presentation + DataIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Mapping the Dollars: Regional Financial Trends and Preferences in the U.S. Water Industry 

Bluefield's water experts presented at the Water Finance Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This analysis looks at historical funding trends, IIJA and SRF channels to market,...
8 Aug. 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

Eight U.S. Water Market Trends to Watch: Looking over the Horizon 

In this presentation, Bluefield identifies top U.S. water market trends impacting and influencing the municipal water sector in 2023 and beyond. From water quality to...
24 Jul. 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 Digital WaterU.S. & Canada Municipal Water

3M Windfall for PFAS Impacted Water Systems 

On 22 June 2023, Minnesota-based 3M agreed to pay up to US$12.5 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits brought by 531 U.S. cities. The tentative...
21 Jul. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water