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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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Morocco Looks to Desalination for Water Sustainability 

On 5 July 2023, Morocco’s Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water and the OCP Group initiated the construction of new desalination projects for the...
29 Aug. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Global Water

Aegion Expands Water Pipeline Services via M&A 

On 31 July 2023, St. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced its acquisition of Portland Utilities Construction Company (PUCC). Founded in 1991, PUCC is a trenchless...
19 Aug. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A

Madrid Meter Contract Signals Market Boost 

On 13 June 2023, Canal de Isabel II, the public utility in charge of water and wastewater services in the region of Madrid, Spain, awarded...
10 Aug. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterEurope Municipal Water

Grundfos Accelerates Digital Water Growth via Metasphere Acquisition 

On 3 July 2023, Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos acquired U.K.-based telemetry and analytics firm Metasphere from private equity investor XPV Water Partners. Financial terms were...
4 Aug. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Opportunities for Ultrapure Water Players Emerge in Europe Amid Tech War 

Given that semiconductor fabs require as much as 34,000 cubic meters of ultrapure water per day, leading companies’ exposure to drought, let alone public concerns...
28 Jul. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

3M Windfall for PFAS Impacted Water Systems 

On 22 June 2023, Minnesota-based 3M agreed to pay up to US$12.5 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits brought by 531 U.S. cities. The tentative...
21 Jul. 2023
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

120Water, BlueConduit Partnership Signals Strategic Shifts for Digital Water Providers 

On 12 June 2023, U.S. digital water startup 120Water announced a strategic partnership with rival provider BlueConduit. The agreement will see BlueConduit’s machine learning and...
11 Jul. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Catalonia Activates Multi-Pronged Drought Response 

On 19 May 2023, Catalonia’s government announced Law 9/2023 laying out extreme, urgent measures to address exceptional drought afflicting the region including €50 million (US$55...
3 Jul. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Europe Municipal Water

Modeling Software Players Weigh Growth Options 

Autodesk acquired Innovyze in 2021 for around US$1 billion, vaulting it into a leading position as a water utility and engineering consultancy software provider. Since...
29 Jun. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Gradiant Leans on Industrial Water for Growth 

On 17 May 2023, Gradiant announced US$225 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total valuation to US$1 billion. The Woburn, Massachusetts-based industrial water...
21 Jun. 2023
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water