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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2021

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 
Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the U.S. With 27 approvals identified in the third quarter, and at least 18 already recorded so far in Q4, the total number of deals this year has already topped 151, equaling the total 2020 high. 

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Lead and Copper Rule 

Overview The Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) regulates the levels of lead and copper contaminants that can be present in drinking water sources before action must be taken by systems and the public. Lead a...
3 Nov. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
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Mapping the Digital Water Vendor Landscape: Global Water Hardware, Software & Service Providers 

The growth of the digital water market has coincided with an explosion of digital technology and service providers targeting water, wastewater, and stormwater segments over the past...
2 Nov. 2021
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Water for Energy: Trends, Conditions, Forward Looking Q3 2021 

The water for energy landscape is undergoing a transformation, shaped by changing energy supplies and related water management strategies. Key topics at the forefront are...
27 Oct. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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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...
20 Oct. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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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
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2021 

The global digital water market continues to show mixed signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, with supply chain disruptions, workforce pressures, and the proliferation...
14 Oct. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q3 2021 

“Water positivity” takes hold within corporate water sustainability. Since Microsoft announced its goal to become water positive by 2030, companies across various industries including PepsiCo,...
8 Oct. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2021 

The first half of 2021 saw the highest six-month deal flow recorded by Bluefield to date with 239 deals. The private water and digital water...
30 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Drought, Demand, Politics Shake Chile Copper Mining 

In August 2021, Chile’s courts ordered the BHP Group to temporarily cease groundwater pumping at the Cerro Colorado copper mine due to environmental concerns with...
27 Sep. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) 

These policy briefs are for US & Canada Municipal Water clients. Overview Originally enacted in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Clean Water Act underwent major changes in 1972...
23 Sep. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
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