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08 Nov 2019 Research Note

Trimble Builds Digital Water Asset Management Platform with Cityworks Acquisition

On 18 October 2019, Trimble Inc., a U.S.-based software & hardware company that serves the construction, transportation, geospatial, and utility sectors, closed its acquisition of Azteca Systems L... »


31 Oct 2019 Research Note

Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing... »


A New DuPont Strengthens Water, Membrane Position

On 3 October 2019, DuPont announced the acquisition of the Evoqua Water Technologies’ MEMCOR® business line. Memcor is a vertically integrated membrane supplier to the municipal and industrial mark... »


24 Oct 2019 Research Note

Risk Spotting in the Face of Recession: Municipal Water & Wastewater Pain Points

By September of 2019, the U.S. economy had grown for 123 straight months—the longest period on record. Recent indicators, however, signal that a potential shift is underway and beginning to influenc... »


16 Oct 2019 Research Note

Central States Water Quietly Builds Utility Platform

Bluefield’s quarterly tracking and analysis of IOU M&A activity in the U.S. has uncovered new market entries for investor-owned utility Central States Water Resources (CSWR).... »


16 Oct 2019 Research Note

Evoqua Hangs its Hat on Industrial Water

On 8 October 2019, Evoqua Water Technologies announced a majority investment in San Diego-based Frontier Water Systems, LLC. The privately held Frontier provides engineered equipment packages for trea... »


15 Oct 2019 Research Note

120WaterAudit Tests VC Funding Taps with Series A

On 17 September 2019, U.S. digital water startup 120WaterAudit closed its Series A funding round, securing US$7 million from a trio of venture capital (VC) investors. The round was led by HG Ventures... »


08 Oct 2019 Research Note

Aqua America Lands Big Fish in Wastewater

On 17 September 2019, Aqua America Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, signed an asset purchase agreement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authorit... »


11 Sep 2019 Research Note

5G on Digital Water Horizon as Sun Sets on 2G, 3G

On 31 December 2019, U.S. cellular carrier Verizon Wireless will sunset its national 2G and 3G networks to free up bandwidth for its nascent 5G network. Verizon will cease to support its 2G and 3G net... »


09 Aug 2019 Research Note

WIFIA: No Silver Bullet for Water Infrastructure Financing

On 22 July 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the receipt of 51 requests for the third round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding.... »


25 Jul 2019 Research Note

Emerging Contaminants Move into Wastewater Biosolid Management Outlook

On 12 July 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) including amendments related to emerging contaminants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl s... »


25 Jun 2019 Research Note

Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas

On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the purchase of water and wastewater systems in the state. Prior... »


05 Jun 2019 Research Note

PFAS Regulation for Water Advances Through State Actions

The U.S. regulatory environment addressing PFAS has picked up pace over the last two months. On 29 May 2019, the State of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit against Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFA... »


17 May 2019 Research Note

Nutrient Treatment Evolves with New Regulations

Advanced utility solutions for nutrient pollution impacting U.S. waterways are finding traction in new project developments, such as Missouri American’s Lake Carmel project. This activity is being d... »


27 Apr 2019 Research Note

Arcadis Maintains Focus on Digital Growth with EAMS Group Acquisition

On 28 March 2019, Netherlands-based engineering & consulting firm Arcadis N.V. announced its decision to acquire a majority stake in EAMS Group, a privately- held digital asset management software... »


22 Mar 2019 Research Note

Toro Charges into Municipal Water Infrastructure with Charles Machine Works Acquisition

On 15 February 2019, The Toro Company, a U.S. landscaping and irrigation equipment supplier, announced its acquisition of Oklahoma-based Charles Machine Works (CMW) for US$700 million. Within water &a... »


18 Mar 2019 Research Note

LA Sources Water Locally with US$8b Reuse Plan

On 21 February 2019 the Mayor of Los Angeles announced the city’s proposed plan to recycle 100% of its wastewater effluent by 2035. In doing so, the city estimates US$8 billion of infrastructure inv... »


25 Feb 2019 Research Note

Kurita Takes Bigger Step in U.S. Water Strategy

On 8 February 2019, Japan-based Kurita Water Industries announced an agreement to acquire Minnesota-based U.S. Water Services from its parent company, Allete Inc., for US$270 million. U.S. Water Servi... »




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13 Nov 2019 Municipal utility focus on resiliency, aging water infrastructure drives 10-Year, $234 billion Pipe Network Forecast

12 Nov 2019 The EPA Says We Need to Reuse Wastewater