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Aegion Expands Water Pipeline Services via M&A 

On 31 July 2023, St. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced its acquisition of Portland Utilities Construction Company (PUCC). Founded in 1991, PUCC is a trenchless service provider specializing in cured-in-place pipe and pipe bursting.

An Exit Interview with Retired Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead 

Retired Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead reflects back on his career(s) in water. In this wide-ranging interview, Jim discusses the challenges on the Colorado River, good leadership and its attributes, h...

Madrid Meter Contract Signals Market Boost 

On 13 June 2023, Canal de Isabel II, the public utility in charge of water and wastewater services in the region of Madrid, Spain, awarded an advanced metering infrastructure tender to Vodafone and Telefónica worth over €73.6 million (US$82.7 million).

Mapping the Dollars: Regional Financial Trends and Preferences in the U.S. Water Industry 

Bluefield's water experts presented at the Water Finance Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This analysis looks at historical funding trends, IIJA and SRF channels to market, and regional drivers impacting financial trends.

Grundfos Goes Deeper Into Digital Water 

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has recently acquired U.K.-based telemetry and analytics firm Metasphere from private equity investor XPV Water Partners. Grundfos has in recent years, expanded its f...

Potential Regulations for Canadian Oil Sands Highlight Importance of Industrial Wastewater Treatment 

It’s no secret that the Canadian economy relies heavily on oil and gas. Canada is the fourth-largest oil producer and sixth-largest gas producer in the world. Oil sand extractions in the province of...

Europe Water Reuse Investment Scales to €1.8 Billion as Perpetual Scarcity, New Regulation, Recovery Funds Accelerate Growth 

Barcelona, 7 August 2023: Another acute summer drought in southern Europe—combined with the first-ever EU regulation for wastewater reuse and an influx of resilience and recovery funds (RRF) for new...

Grundfos Accelerates Digital Water Growth via Metasphere Acquisition 

On 3 July 2023, Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos acquired U.K.-based telemetry and analytics firm Metasphere from private equity investor XPV Water Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Bluefield estimates a purchase price between US$60 million and US$70 million.