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30 Aug 2022

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2022 
Since the start of 2022, several deals have surfaced in which a midsized-to-large local player is fully divesting its water and wastewater business to a bigger fish. With a competitive M&A market driving top-dollar purchase prices, Bluefield speculates that local players are capitalizing on large payout opportunities in view of looming regulatory, environmental, and economic pressures.

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Engineering the Digital Water Future: EPC Firms’ Evolving Market Strategies 

To compete with established digital water vendors, EPCs must rethink their conventional billable hour business models, products, and go-to-market strategies, adopting elements of software and...
3 Oct. 2022
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Data Centers: Water Management Trends and Corporate Sustainability Strategies 

Water conservation goals of hyperscale data center companies range from aiming for water positivity—Google, Microsoft, Meta—to year-to-year set reduction targets to no set conservation targets....
29 Sep. 2022
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Private Water Utility Ownership in Texas: Competitive Landscape, Geographic Positioning, and Market Trends 

In response to the growing interest in private participation in Texas water utilities, Bluefield’s team of water experts has mapped system ownership positions across the...
11 Sep. 2022
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U.S. Trenchless Market Matures Amidst Water Market Shifts: Forecasts, Competitive Positioning, and Key Trends, 2022–2030 

As demand for trenchless solutions continues to scale, a growing roster of firms are carving out competitive positions in the market, including vertically integrated trenchless...
29 Aug. 2022
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Water & Wastewater Utility Resiliency: Emerging Market Opportunities for Microgrids 

Amid growing concerns about energy supplies and costs, water service reliability, and climate impacts, U.S. water and wastewater utilities are increasingly compelled to consider nontraditional...
1 Aug. 2022
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The Water Sector’s Carbon Footprint: Evaluating Utility Roles in Municipal Climate Action Plans 

U.S. cities are largely left to take initiative to address climate change, adopting localized approaches and reporting their respective emissions, including from water & wastewater...
5 Jul. 2022
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Global Desalination: Market Trends, Ownership Rankings, and Forecast, 2022–2028 

Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S. and Latin America. At the same time,...
30 Jun. 2022
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Rate Index, 2022 

Bluefield Research has embarked on our annual analysis of the water and wastewater rates in the U.S. and the associated impacts on residential water and...
16 Jun. 2022
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The Digital Water Revolution: Global Digital Water Market Forecast, 2022-2030 

The digital water revolution is here. The global water sector is being transformed by a wave of new technologies for connectivity, mobility, automation, and data...
3 Jun. 2022
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Breaking Down the Water Funding 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has set the stage for a new, larger wave of water infrastructure investment. The US$1.2 trillion bill, of which...
16 May. 2022
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