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?

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?

What’s Behind the Rise in Private Participation in Water?

Shaped by a growing demand for water & wastewater infrastructure investment and an increasingly favorable policy landscape, private participation among U.S. utilities is on the rise. Bluefield’s water experts discuss their recent analysis of investor-owned utilities’ strategies, highlighting M&A trends and how companies—from American Water to private equity-backed firms—are approaching the water market.

Which Municipalities Are Driving Climate and Water Sustainability?

Bluefield’s industrial water experts breakdown their recent analysis of 35 large U.S. cities with climate action plans which evaluates greenhouse emissions, energy use, reduction strategies, and water management positions. This discussion provides insight into why more U.S. cities are not developing climate action plans but also the variation in approaches for those cities with mitigation… Continue reading Which Municipalities Are Driving Climate and Water Sustainability?

Tapping Water Utility Data for Business Strategies

In this episode, our data team discusses Bluefield’s utility data and details the journey to collect and inventory 747 capital improvement plans that have been scrubbed and cleaned for Bluefield clients. This discussion provides insights into what the data is, the value of the data, and how Bluefield clients are using this bottom-up, detailed information

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.