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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

Collaborative Project Delivery: State Policies and Market Trends for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure 

Public sector project owners, engineering & design firms, and contractors are grappling with project cost overruns, delays, and contractual disputes that are slowing execution and...
8 Mar. 2024
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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
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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

Lead and Copper Rule Transitions Toward 2024 Deadline 

On 30 November 2023, the EPA announced the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). Among several key provisions, the proposed LCRI would require most...
28 Nov. 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

The European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) – ESRS E3 

The ESRS provide reporting parameters for the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues identified in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Reporting is mandatory and...
6 Nov. 2023
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Global Water

Mapping the Dollars: Regional Financial Trends and Preferences in the U.S. Water Industry 

Bluefield's water experts presented at the Water Finance Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This analysis looks at historical funding trends, IIJA and SRF channels to market,...
8 Aug. 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

Australia Water & Wastewater: Municipal Market Trends, Drivers, and Forecasts 

Over 25 million people receive water services in Australia—84% of which are served by 16 major utilities serving over 100,000 connections each. The combination of...
7 May. 2023
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Europe to Ramp Up PFAS Water Regulations 

On 22 March 2023, the European Union’s European Chemical Agency launched a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and...
4 Apr. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Europe Municipal Water

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...
2 Mar. 2023
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