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2 Mar 2023

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 played a relatively small role in IOU M&A, but increased utilization is having a ripple effect across states with active policies. As pressure builds to consolidate struggling utilities, more states are likely to employ incentives like FMV to support acquisitions.

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COVID-19 Water Industry Impact: Navigating toward Resiliency 

Water & wastewater system owners and operators have been thrust into uncharted territory as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on national healthcare systems and economies, globally.
25 Apr. 2020

Demystifying Intelligent Water: Creating a Human-centric Future with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics 

What are the most critical and complex challenges facing U.S. water utilities, and can Intelligent Water help solve them? Bluefield Research created this complimentary White...
10 Jun. 2019

The Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Digital Water 

GIS facilitates integration, coordination, and analysis of disparate hardware and software, workers and processes, and departments and datasets across space and time. Bluefield was pleased to collaborate with...
28 Sep. 2021

Realizing the Value of Change with Advanced Asset Management 

This paper explains the ways an advanced asset management framework can surpass traditional limitations and narrow U.S. utilities’ funding gap by $62.4 billion over the...
9 Mar. 2020