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France Reshapes Private Water Landscape addresses French water sector bellwethers Suez Environment and Veolia’s 2015 results. The results confirm a sustained decrease in the importance of French revenues in their water portfolios. Both firms have attributed the decline to an unfavorable tariff environment and contract renegotiations, despite annual production volume increases.
France’s private water utilities face multiple market forces decreasing the attractiveness of the French municipal segment. Bluefield analyzes the trend toward re-municipalization and what this means for competition among the big three.