Senior Research Director
Eric Bindler


Eric Bindler is senior research director for Bluefield Research, overseeing Bluefield’s Digital Water and Municipal Water research services. His areas of expertise include digital water technology, company strategy, water finance and investment, and water and climate policy. He is also an active contributor to the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), and was recently selected for a three-year term on the SWAN Council following a successful tenure leading the SWAN Americas Alliance Research Group. Eric’s in-depth analysis is often cited in the press, and he is a frequent panelist at global industry and corporate events. 

Eric holds a MA in Global Development Policy from Boston University, as well as a MA in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University, and a BA in Music and Anthropology from Rollins College. During his time at Boston University, Eric worked at the Public Works Department in Needham, Massachusetts, consulted on a project for UN Environment’s Climate Change Sub-programme, and served as an author and contributor to Boston University’s 2017 Climate Action Plan Report. He is also a former adjunct professor of anthropology at Rollins College.