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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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Schneider Pursues Bentley, Rounding Out Water Offerings 

Schneider Electric confirms reports of discussions to potentially acquire engineering software firm Bentley Systems. The potential deal would be another stepping stone in Schneider’s strategy...
10 May. 2024
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Investor-Owned Utilities in Water: Market Share and Company Rankings 

The U.S. water and wastewater utility landscape is heavily fragmented across 48,587 community water systems serving 313 million people and 23,481 wastewater treatment facilities serving...
23 Apr. 2024
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Global Lessons Learned: Utility Strategies for Developing and Commercializing Water Reuse 

Bluefield’s team of water experts has analyzed the business models of select reuse projects in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific, investigating how strategic decisions are...
3 Apr. 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 U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Europe Municipal Water & Wastewater: CAPEX Market Forecasts, 2024–2030 

Bluefield forecasts a total cumulative US$476 billion in water & wastewater infrastructure CAPEX investment in Europe from 2024 to 2030, scaling from US$60 billion annually...
7 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. 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
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Global Water Deal Flow: A Look at 2023 Water M&A, Leading Companies, and Market Outlook for 2024 

In this client presentation, Bluefield water experts shared their analysis of notable acquisitions, M&A market trends, company strategies to expand market share, and provided insight...
24 Oct. 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 Water M&A

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.

Leading Water Engineering Firms: Profiling Company Strategies and Trends 

Engineering firms play a critical role in the decisions of the municipal and industrial water & wastewater sectors. Their wide array of offerings ranges from...
9 Oct. 2023
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Consolidation Shapes French Water Concessions 

On 17 July 2023, Veolia France SA won the 12-year, €650 million (US$730 million) concession contract from Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole in France against its main...
29 Sep. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Europe Municipal Water