We’ve Been Talkin’ ’bout Jackson

Bluefield’s water experts breakdown the how and what behind the ongoing water and wastewater crisis in the capital city of Jackson, MS. From drinking water quality issues to infrastructure funding to wastewater challenges, Reese Tisdale discusses the whole convergence of water-related challenges facing water utilities and disadvantaged communities.

Water Sector Gatekeepers: Engineering Firms Build Out Digital Water Strategies

Digital technology is everywhere, including for water applications. A lot is happening when it comes to hardware, software, and services. Bluefield water experts dive into the role of engineering firms and discuss market challenges, strategic shifts, spinouts, recent M&A, and strategic announcements by firms active in water.       

How Will the Inflation Reduction Act Reshape Water Market Opportunities?

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represents the biggest move by the federal government to address climate change. Not only does it support an energy transition that has been in the making for decades, it opens the door to new tech, new business models, and, for Bluefield, a pivot towards new opportunities in water. Bluefield water… Continue reading How Will the Inflation Reduction Act Reshape Water Market Opportunities?

The Heat Is On: The State of the Global Water Market

Unusually hot temperatures and droughts are affecting regions all over the world from Europe, South Asia, Iraq to Mexico–particularly affecting agricultural industries. New data from the United Nations shows that the number and duration of droughts are on the rise. Bluefield’s water experts discuss how prolonged droughts will affect water consumption for municipalities, but also… Continue reading The Heat Is On: The State of the Global Water Market

Breaking Down the Global Desalination Market

The effects of climate change, population growth, and the rise of industrialization have played a significant role in water scarcity and have had a substantial impact on water demand. Bluefield’s water experts discuss findings from their recent analysis of large scale desalination, project activity, ownership trends, and technology shifts. 

Build America, Buy America: What Does It Mean for the Water Sector?

Bluefield’s Reese Tisdale, Eric Bindler, and Greg Goodwin discuss the Build America, Buy America Act and its implications for the water sector in the U.S. While designed to create an opportunity to increase domestic manufacturing, support the creation of jobs, and strengthen U.S. supply chains, it arrives at a time in which inflation and supply chain… Continue reading Build America, Buy America: What Does It Mean for the Water Sector?

California Drought, Blackouts, and the End for Desalination?

Bluefield’s water experts discuss the mixed signals being received from California, in terms of drought, desalination, and the interconnection between water and power. This discussion identifies the challenges and opportunities for water management, using California as a potential bellwether for the U.S., if not the rest of the world.