Jacobs, one of the leading engineering firms in water, announced plans to spinout its Critical Mission Solutions business unit. With this move, the company streamlines their business focus, including on water, and boosts share price in the wake of higher margins and growth. Bluefield’s water experts discuss the EPC firm’s recent strategy and what the spinout… Continue reading What’s Behind Engineering Firms’ Strategy Shifts in Water?
Podcast: The Future of Water
Will Semiconductor Boom Drive Water Market Opportunities?
The semiconductor market is a buzz with activity as high demand—primarily driven by consumer electronics and automotive sectors—and policy, namely the U.S. and the EU Chips Acts, come together to create a favorable environment for billion dollar investments for new semiconductor manufacturing plants. Bluefield’s water experts discuss where the investments are happening, globally, and what… Continue reading Will Semiconductor Boom Drive Water Market Opportunities?
EU Regulators Ramp Up PFAS Action for Drinking Water, Biosolids
Bluefield’s water experts discuss the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) recent launch of a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The proposal, submitted by the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, is representative of public concerns that are escalating in the EU and applies to both… Continue reading EU Regulators Ramp Up PFAS Action for Drinking Water, Biosolids
A Perfect Storm: Tribal Infrastructure Investment, Western Water, and the U.S. Supreme Court
On 20 March 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments of Arizona v. Navajo Nation, a dispute over Colorado River water rights. The court’s decision could have significant implications for the water rights of Tribes across the country. Navajo Nation is one of the Indian Health Service (IHS) administrative areas with the greatest need for… Continue reading A Perfect Storm: Tribal Infrastructure Investment, Western Water, and the U.S. Supreme Court
Digital Disruption In The Century-old Water Metering Market
The global water metering market is at an inflection point, as a host of new digitally enabled technologies and business models transform global water utilities’ relationships with their meters and meter providers. Metering vendors face a host of macroeconomic, regulatory, and competitive shifts. COVID-related supply chain disruptions and component shortages have roiled the sector, delaying… Continue reading Digital Disruption In The Century-old Water Metering Market
IOU Acquisition Trends: States & Buyers to Watch and Deal Drivers
Reese Tisdale is joined by Private Water Analyst Charlie Suse to break down investor-owned utility M&A trends and opportunities in the water sector. Which states are most active? Who are the players at the top of the IOU leaderboard? What is driving deal flow activity? Bluefield water experts identify key insights and takeaways from our… Continue reading IOU Acquisition Trends: States & Buyers to Watch and Deal Drivers
The EU’s Sweeping Push for Corporate Sustainability
Bluefield’s industrial water experts discuss the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The newly enacted directive provides a reporting standard for large companies operating in the EU to disclose metrics for emissions, water use, and associated risk management strategies. The CRSD represents a critical step for the EU toward greater visibility into environmental water risks.… Continue reading The EU’s Sweeping Push for Corporate Sustainability
Xylem + Evoqua = What Does It Mean for the Water Industry?
On 24 January 2023, US-based Xylem Inc. and Evoqua announced an agreement in which Xylem will acquire Evoqua in an all-stock transaction for an enterprise value of approximately US$7.5 billion. The combination unlocks potential growth opportunities for Xylem in industrial markets and in water quality, both of which are stronger markets for Evoqua. Pure-play water… Continue reading Xylem + Evoqua = What Does It Mean for the Water Industry?
IIJA: Water Funding and Policy Developments
How are IIJA legislated funds unfolding? From California to Maine, total announced funding associated with the legislation had reached US$186.3 billion. Of this total, US$10.5 billion has been announced for water-designated projects. At the same time, the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water has released implementation guidelines for the Build America, Buy… Continue reading IIJA: Water Funding and Policy Developments
PFAS: Where Is the U.S. Water Market and beyond Headed?
PFAS is the water industry topic du jour, shaped by lawsuits, emerging regulations, infrastructure investment and disadvantaged communities. So far, however, much of the focus has been on the U.S. drinking water sector. But these emerging contaminants are impacting water supplies and, as a result, policy makers in Europe and Australia. Varied approaches to tackle PFAS… Continue reading PFAS: Where Is the U.S. Water Market and beyond Headed?