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Onsite Water Reuse with Epic Cleantec’s Aaron Tartakovsky 

Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO & Co-founder of Epic Cleantec, provides an outstanding overview of water reuse systems, their benefits and how centralized and decentralized components of a water system sup...
News

US$6.15 Billion PFAS Remediation Forecast Underpinned by Changing Regulatory Environment  

17 May 2022, Boston, Massachusetts:  The health risks and contamination associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are propelling state and federal legislators to crack ...

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Breaking Down the Water Funding 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has set the stage for a new, larger wave of water infrastructure investment. The US$1.2 trillion bill, of which US$550.0 billion is new funding, points to new focus areas in water, including emerging contaminants, disadvantaged communities, and resiliency. In examining the new legislation, Bluefield’s team of water experts has identified 103 water-related line items, totaling over US$132.0 billion of appropriated funding.

PFAS: Drinking Water Treatment Regulations, Technologies, and Remediation Forecasts 2022–2030 

Highly affected U.S. states, such as Michigan, New York, and New Jersey have sought to implement their own regulatory limits on PFAS concentrations in drinking water ahead of a slower moving federal government. Now, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the position to crack down on these chemicals in various water sources, including implementing drinking water maximum contaminant levels for PFOA & PFOS by Fall 2023, all states find themselves in the position of growing PFAS remediation need.

California Drought Mitigation Strategies Run in Different Directions 

California’s response to the current drought cycle—the second in a decade—has so far been mixed. Local and state-wide responses range from requests for voluntary conservation (15%) during the summer of 2021 to recent outdoor water restrictions for Los Angeles Water & Power (LADWP) and Metropolitan Water District (MWD) customers. Both have focused on reducing residential and commercial irrigation practices, limiting days to one or two days, respectively.

U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q2 2022 

Western U.S. states continue to find themselves in a record-breaking 20-year drought that increasingly threatens drinking water supplies. In California, currently 95% of the state is under “severe drought” conditions according to the U.S. drought monitor. Approximately one-third of the state’s drinking water supply is fed by runoff from melting snow, but in the Sierra Nevada mountains, snowpack is at only 29% of normal levels. California and other western states, along with the federal government, have been prompted to take stringent action to conserve remaining water resources.
Blog

Two Key Global Sectors—Energy and Transportation—Are ‘Going Green’ but not without Water 

Globally, the energy and transportation sectors are undergoing tectonic shifts, from scaling demand for intermittent renewable energy generation, to the emergence of electric vehicles. While the “gr...

The Digital Water Revolution: Global Digital Water Market Forecast, 2022-2030 

The digital water revolution is here. The global water sector is being transformed by a wave of new technologies for connectivity, mobility, automation, and data analytics. In every region of the world, proactive utilities are increasingly turning to digital solutions to better serve their customers and stakeholders, maximize their operational performance and efficiency, and safeguard their assets and natural resources.

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, Market Outlook, Q2 2022 

Following an unprecedented 75 acquisition approvals in the final quarter of 2021, the first quarter of 2022 started off at a slower pace with 31 water deals. When compared to Q1 2021, the number of approvals authorized by state regulatory commissions was down 44%. Even so, there remains a significant number of applications and asset purchase agreements in the pipeline to fuel private water investment activity in the coming months.