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

7 Feb 2024
In-depth Analysis + Water Market Forecasts / 40+ pages
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About this Report

Bluefield sized and forecasted the 2024–2030 market for water & wastewater assets (i.e., treatment, pipes, lift/pump stations, and storage tanks) in 31 European countries. 

European countries are investing in renewing and maintaining aging water & wastewater systems to decrease non-revenue water and increase efficiency. Investments are allocated for water supply management and wastewater treatment, with a priority to reduce energy consumption by integrating smart technology, sensors, and data analytics for better monitoring and control.

To overcome the challenges related to water infrastructure development, several European countries have adopted an integrated approach. Public-private partnerships have been explored as a financing model, allowing private investment and expertise to be utilized while sharing risks and responsibilities. Funding for water infrastructure projects comes from multiple sources, including national budgets, the EU Cohesion Fund, and in some cases, private investments. This hybrid funding model has helped improve the scale and speed of infrastructure development. Moreover, European countries are collaborating to address shared challenges by focusing on joint research, data sharing, and coordinated infrastructure development.

This Insight Report provides a comprehensive overview of water investment drivers in Europe. It explores the current state of the market, technological advancements, regulatory frameworks, funding structures, and cost-recovery strategies. The forecast highlights market opportunities by geography and asset category by analyzing the national strategies and defined targets of various European countries.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Europe Municipal Water Market Trends & Drivers

  • Water Market Trends and Drivers – Setting the Pace of Change
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Demographic Shift and Water Scarcity
  • Water Infrastructure Index
  • Market Maturity Curve
  • Water & Wastewater Network Development
  • Water & Wastewater Market Structure
  • Digital Transformation
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Pipes Replacement and Rehabilitation Rate
  • Funding Structure
  • Funding and Compliance Rate with the UWWTD
  • Cohesion & Europe Regional Development Funds Project Shares
  • Water Infrastructure Projects
  • The European Investment Bank Funding
  • Water Tariffs
  • Cost Recovery (1/2)
  • Cost Recovery (2/2)
  • Investment Market Attractiveness

Section 2: Europe Water Market Forecast Methodology

  • Mapping the Opportunity – European Markets Covered
  • Evaluating the Demand Landscape – Market Growth Drivers
  • Bringing It All Together – Bluefield CAPEX Asset Market Model Formula
  • Europe Water Forecast Methodology – Methodology Breakdown
  • Segmenting – Municipal Water Market Taxonomy
  • Quantifying Spend – Asset Pricing by Size
  • Sizing the Market – Utility Assets by Region

Section 3: Europe Water Market Forecast Breakdowns

  • Pockets of Opportunity – CAPEX by European Regions
  • Regional Strategies Lead European Market: 7-year CAPEX by Country
  • Pipes, Treatment Take Lion’s Share – Infrastructure Spend by Subcategory
  • Market Outlook by Water Type
  • Geography Dictates Opportunity – 7-Year CAPEX by Region/Category
  • Western Europe Market Outlook
  • U.K. & Ireland Market Outlook
  • Southern Europe Market Outlook
  • Central Europe Market Outlook
  • Nordics Market Outlook
  • Eastern Europe & Baltics Market Outlook
  • Water Market Positioning Outlook
  • Leading Market Outlook

Section 4: Regulatory Framework

  • Market Trends and Drivers – Regulatory Framework
  • Glossary – List of Abbreviations

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