Through the first quarter of 2021, the water sector has been bolstered by strong macroeconomics. The COVID-19 recovery is palpable, as reflected in increased vaccination rates, an improving unemployment rate, and robust corporate revenues.
At the same time, new presidential and congressional leadership has zeroed-in on allocating federal dollars towards water infrastructure. While funding proposals—American Jobs Plan and Senate Bill S.914—make their way through Congress, it is clear infrastructure investment, and the water sector is a priority in Washington.
This quarterly review highlights key trends in policy, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), project development, and strategic shifts impacting municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure investment in the U.S. and Canada.
In this Quarterly Insight:
- Bluefield takeaway
- Water infrastructure market indicators
- Policy and funding landscape
- Recent events
- Corporate M&A activity
- Supply chain disruptions
- Corporate revenue Q4 2020