While global economic uncertainty looms, the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act in the U.S. has strengthened interest in the water sector. Coupled with drought in Europe, Asia, and the western U.S., decaying infrastructure in cities like Jackson, Mississippi, highlights the growing need for infrastructure investment.
In this Quarterly Review:
- Engineering firm deals slow with few notable highlights
- Private water investment moderates, Texas ramps up
- Workforce-related stressed point to potential M&A opportunities