A recent report by Bluefield Research titled, “Focus Report, Water Industry 4.0: U.S. & Canada Digital Water Market Forecast, 2019-2030,” presents an analysis of the U.S. and Canadian digital water market. This report cites that annual capital expenditures for digital water solutions will rise from $5.4 billion in 2019 to $10.8 billion in 2030, setting the stage for more advanced monitoring and management of critical infrastructure.
Water and Wastewater Digest23 Sep 2020
Utilities are planning to harness digital assets and data analytics to optimise the operations of their water networks, improve network resilience against wildfires, floods and droughts and to enhance customer services. Smart Energy09 Jul 2020
It is difficult to overstate the challenges that COVID-19 poses for the water sector, from operational difficulties to acute financial shocks. But the pandemic also presents a long-term opportunity for the industry to rethink the status quo and embrace innovation. Smart Water Magazine26 May 2020
Spending for digital water solutions in the United States and Canada is forecasted to grow 6.5 percent annually, far outpacing the growth of the broader municipal water and wastewater sector over the next decade, says a new report from water market research firm Bluefield Research. Water Finance & Management31 Jan 2020
A recent study conducted by design and consultancy firm Arcadis and market researcher Bluefield Research revealed a surprising statistic: only 21 percent of utilities feel they are currently able to fully cover the cost of service. “And we’re expecting to see that number drop to as low as 15-16 percent in the future,” said Eric Bindler, digital water research director for Bluefield Research. WaterWorld28 Aug 2019
According to a new report by Arcadis and Bluefield Research, intelligent water can address two of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. water utility sector today: affordability and resilience.
“The research indicates that only 21 percent of utilities feel they are fully able to cover costs of service,” said Eric Bindler, research director for digital water, Bluefield Research." Water Finance & Management19 Jun 2019
Detailed data can help separate the good from the bad, and San Francisco PUC and a handful of other utilities are turning to a growing cluster of analytics companies to help them make sense of it. The hope is that the tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning...can pinpoint which pipes are most likely to fail and thus are the best candidates for replacement. Circle of Blue25 Jan 2019
Per new forecast from Bluefield Research, more than $638 billion will be needed to be invested over the next decade to upgrade the existing water and wastewater assets of the United States. NASDAQ02 Jan 2019
Municipal water is arriving — if it has not already — at a crossroads at which long-established and proven water and wastewater utility management practices are being challenged. Calls for increased adoption of more advanced solutions — digital water, reclaimed water use, decentralized treatment — are forcing water service providers to take note. Certainly, these calls are partly being driven by hype but where there is smoke, there is usually fire. WaterWorld19 Dec 2018
Water loss remains one the serious challenges that regional utilities are still working hard to address. For most water utilities, it is important to close the considerable gap between the volumes of water they supply and those that are billed to the customers. Utilities Middle East13 Nov 2018
Smart water infrastructure has quickly become an important urban infrastructure solution in both the United States and around the world. It has offered new solutions in response to cities, communities and even countries struggling to handle a growing number of water management challenges Water Finance & Management11 Jun 2018
According to a new report from Bluefield Research, smarter, more advanced asset management strategies could save water utilities $41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027. These savings stem from the proliferation of new technology solutions and companies adjusting their business models to serve the municipal water sector. Water Finance & Management08 May 2018
Capital expenditures on U.S. municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure will rise 11 percent in the next 10 years, in part to cope with poor water quality, environmental mandates and crumbling systems in some areas, according to a report on Tuesday. Reuters04 Apr 2018
Globally, the water industry has embarked on a journey toward digital transformation. The sector can no longer sustain itself in isolation from the technological shifts happening in other infrastructure industries and at the customer level. Water Online25 Jan 2018
It’s hard to believe but it’s already time for us to look ahead to 2018. This past year was an interesting year for water: we saw an uptick in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), more fallout from Flint, a focus on smarter water technologies, lack of government investment in water, and an increasing number of weather events impacting on water infrastructure. WaterWorld15 Dec 2017
The utility business model is under growing threat from market externalities– industrial & commercial reuse, bottled water, and smart homes.
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