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Research Note
11 Jun 2024

France PFAS Ban Advances Europe Remediation 
On 4 April, the French National Assembly unanimously approved a new bill that bans certain PFAS products as of 1 January 2026. France’s Regional Health Agencies will systematically test for PFAS in drinking water and impose a quality limit of 0.1 μg/L as part of the French PFAS Action Plan 2023–2027.

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Europe Lays the Foundations for the Water Sector’s Complex Future: Bluefield’s 2024 Regional Outlook 

Bluefield's Europe water experts presented findings from their analysis of 2024–2030 Europe Municipal Water CAPEX Forecasts, and provided an overview of the state of Europe’s...
13 Mar. 2024
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 Europe Municipal Water

Navigating Change through Advanced Asset Management 

Water and wastewater utilities are facing another paradigm shift. Traditional drivers, like aging infrastructure and affordability, as well as new challenges and trends, like environmental...
17 Oct. 2023
White PaperResearch-based reports offering thought-leadership on top issues in water.

Nestlé, Corporate Requirements Amplify Water Risk in Parched Arizona 

On 21 March 2023, Arizona’s Senate passed Senate Bill 1660 to allow industrial facilities to treat wastewater onsite and receive long-term storage credit for recharging...
9 May. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

The Future of Water: Key Trends to Watch in 2023 and Beyond 

In this analyst presentation, Bluefield frames global water markets, drivers, and opportunities by presenting on key water market trends to watch in 2023 and beyond....
29 Mar. 2023
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.

EU’s Sustainability Directive Alters Industrial Water Outlook 

On 5 January 2023, the European Union enacted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Adopted by the European Parliament in November 2022, the directive provides...
6 Feb. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

Corporate Sustainability: Water Management Targets and Goals, 2022 

The establishment of water-related goals and management strategies within corporate sustainability plans is increasingly evident, globally. Motivated by myriad pain points ranging from water risks,...
22 Nov. 2022
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

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
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

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
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

California Drought Mitigation Strategies Run in Different Directions 

California’s response to the current drought cycle—the second in a decade—has so far been mixed. Local and state-wide responses range from requests for voluntary conservation...
13 May. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Leading Semiconductor Companies: Water Management Trends and Corporate Sustainability Strategies 

Global demand for semiconductors has accelerated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet of Things and reliance on more technologically advanced hardware in...
17 Mar. 2022
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.