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Bluefield Breakfast Briefing 2019: The Future of Water

luefield Research recently held an invitation-only Breakfast Briefing for clients and water industry professionals. The presentation and panel discussion, led by Bluefield’s team of water experts ta... »


17 Apr 2019 Analyst Perspective

How Digital is Transforming the Future of Water

Companies are applying advanced data and analytics solutions to make more informed decisions across water, wastewater, and stormwater. This presentation by Bluefield President Reese Tisdale, first giv... »


06 Feb 2019

Industrial Water Efficiency Grows at a Cost… to Municipalities

To put things in perspective, U.S. and Canada industrial sector withdrawals have declined 30% over the last three decades to 152 billion gallons per day (the daily equivalent of 760 billion bottles of... »


22 Jan 2019 Research Note

Unplugged, GE Digital Sharpens Focus on Water

On 13 December 2018, diversified U.S. industrial firm General Electric announced the spinoff of its software unit, GE Digital. The new, US$1.2 billion firm will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE.... »


13 Dec 2018 Analyst Perspective

Navigating Water through Data

Data is crucial, and the water sector is no exception. In fact, data might be even more critical to water, given the ~70,000 municipal water and wastewater systems and +300,000 industrial systems in t... »


09 Jul 2018
Company Insight

Xylem Smart Water Strategy Breakdown: The Creation of a Market Leading Portfolio

Xylem eyes nascent developments around smart infrastructure and data analytics as key catalysts for future growth opportunities in water. Since 2015, Xylem has made a series of strategic acquisitions ... »


14 Jun 2018
Market Insight

Smart Water Down Under: Australia Water Utilities Deploy Advanced Technologies in Search of Operational Efficiency

Government-owned municipal water utilities in Australia provide essential water supply services to over 22 million people, representing 82.4% of the population. 2017 saw an uptick in municipal utiliti... »


06 Jun 2018
Research Note

USDA, Federal Funding for Water Falling Short of Requested Funds

On 24 May 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program announced US$256 million in grants and loans for 81 projects across 35 states. T... »


State Revolving Fund Budget Allocations, 2017-2018: National Trends and Project Analysis

State revolving funds make up an average of 17% of total public spending on water and wastewater infrastructure  annually. In FY 2017 / 2018, state revolving funds will distribute over... »


09 May 2018
Research Note

Pentair Purifies Water Sector Strategy

On 30 April 2018, Pentair PLC executed a stock split, spinning off its electrical division into a new publicly traded company, nVent Electric PLC. First announced in May 2017, this marks the ultimate... »


Advanced Asset Management for Municipal Water: Global Trends & Strategies, 2018 – 2027

Smarter, more advanced asset management strategies will save water utilities US$41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027. Central to this shift to more advanced solutions, is the increasing value in data collection, analytics, and... »


11 Apr 2018 Analyst Perspective

Water In Humanitarian Emergencies: Water Infrastructure & Investments

First presented by Bluefield President Reese Tisdale at the Water Systems Science and Society (WSSS) Symposium at Tufts University in Boston. This presentation covers the following: Global Water Suppl... »


05 Apr 2018 Analyst Perspective

Is U.S. water infrastructure going to the dogs?

Over the next decade, U.S. municipal utilities have set the stage for over US$683 billion in capital improvements to address deteriorating piping networks, combined sewer overflows, and rising popula... »


02 Apr 2018
Research Note

SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal

On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million. The deal is pending regulatory approval and... »


30 Mar 2018
Focus ReportForecast

U.S. Municipal Water Infrastructure: Utility Strategies & CAPEX Forecasts, 2018-2027

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater infrastructure, and stormwater are forecasted to exceed $683 billion over the next decade. Bolstered by an average 47% per capita...... »


Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in the U.S. currently o... »


26 Feb 2018 Analyst Perspective

Leaks Remain a Huge Problem for the Water Industry: Is Innovation Changing the Game?

I am excited to attend the 9th edition of the Global Leakage Summit, taking place in London, U.K., in just a few weeks. I was heartened to see a conference dedicated specifically to this important sub... »


Montagu Eyes Smart Water Tech, De-lists Servelec

U.K.-based private equity firm Montagu Funds announced that its takeover of Servelec Group had been sanctioned by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales. Montagu Funds purchased all share capi... »




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