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Research Note
12 Jul 2024

Nijhuis Saur Plants Asia Flag via IWE Malaysia 
Kicking off the second half of 2024, France-based Saur Group moved on two more strategic acquisitions, further solidifying its global presence in Europe and Asia. On 4 July 2024, its subsidiary Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) revealed the acquisition of IWE Malaysia.

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Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) 

The Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) allows private utility companies to include a surcharge between rate filings to support infrastructure replacement costs. When a regulated...
15 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development provides low-interest, long-term loans and grants to fund water and wastewater related projects in rural communities. In...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

State Revolving Funds 

The most recent needs survey conducted by the EPA in 2012, estimate that in the next 20 years US$271 billion of capital is needed to...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Waters of the United States (WOTUS) 

Due to the frequent changes to the extent of "Waters of The United States" (WOTUS) in the past decade, confusion has arisen as to which...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 

WRDAs have profound impacts on who receives federal funding and the expertise of the USACE, and therefore many municipalities are interested due to the economic...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) 

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) provides funds to state and tribal agencies to implement their approved nonpoint source (NPS) projects. §319 helps address...
24 Nov. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Lead and Copper Rule 

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...
3 Nov. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

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 of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Europe Municipal Water

The Clean Water Act 

The Clean Water Act is the primary law governing water pollution. Created in 1972 the legislation aims to aid in the restoration and maintenance of...
23 Sep. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

U.S. West Grapples with Long-term Drought, Forced to Accept New Normal 

The megadrought plaguing the western United States continues to ravage water supplies and dependent industries particularly in the Colorado River basin. Water levels at the...
7 Sep. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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