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Industrial Companies, Municipalities ‘De-risk’ Existing Water Supplies w/Wastewater Reuse Plans

Industrial Companies, Municipalities ‘De-risk’ Existing Water Supplies w/Wastewater Reuse Plans

Climate volatility has led to an increasing focus on resiliency and water supply risk, both for companies and municipalities, and that focus is driving investment in water reuse/reclaimed wastewater solutions. While much of the focus has centered on municipal utilities, industrial companies are also expanding their role in water reuse adoption to supplement their ongoing water needs, according to…

What to Expect from the Water Market in 2017

What to Expect from the Water Market in 2017

We’re not even a month in and 2017 is already looking like an opportunity-filled year for the water industry. The federal government and individual states have made billions of dollars available for water and wastewater infrastructure projects — about $1 billion under the EPA’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation … Read more »

Water Treatment, Reuse: an $11 Billion Opportunity for Water Tech Companies

Water technology companies received good news — an a likely boost in business — from a recent California draft report that concludes it is feasible to develop uniform water recycling regulations for direct potable reuse in the state.

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Power Sector Regulations Drive Water, Wastewater Treatment Spend to $3.1bn

The US power sector will spend $3.1 billion on water and wastewater treatments, driven by new environmental regulations, according to a report from Bluefield Research. In late September the EPA announced the first national limits on levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants. The … Read more »

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Wastewater treatment spending for fracking is expected to grow almost three-fold, from $138 million in 2014 to $357 million in 2020, according to a report by Bluefield Research. Overall, the US fracking industry will spend $6.38 billion in 2014 on water management, including water supply, transport, storage, treatment and disposal. … Read more »

$500bn Water Treatment Investment Opportunities

$500bn Water Treatment Investment Opportunities

Private companies are positioned to bridge an investment gap of more than $500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment in the US over the next 20 years, according to a report from Bluefield Research. The report, US Private Water Market: Opportunities & Strategies, 2014, says a revised regulatory landscape … Read more »

Mining Water Treatment Market to Hit $17bn Annually

Mining Water Treatment Market to Hit $17bn Annually

The annual water treatment market for hard-rock mining (i.e., iron, copper, gold, nickel) will grow 85 percent over the next five years, from roughly $9 billion in 2014 to $17 billion by 2019, according to a forecast by Bluefield Research. The projected growth is driving increased competition across the sector’s … Read more »

Private Sector Water Infrastructure Opportunity in Brazil

Brazil’s revised US$6.7 billion annual investment target for water infrastructure through 2033 points to a greater reliance on the private sector, according to a report from Bluefield Research. Private municipal water concessionaires are slated to account for US$750 million annually from 2014 to 2017–11 percent of Brazil’s water infrastructure investment– … Read more »

Privately Owned Desalination on the Uptick

Privately Owned Desalination on the Uptick

Private ownership is expected to account for 51 percent of the 25 million cubic meters per day of large-scale desalination projects currently planned or under construction, according to a report from Bluefield Research. The research firm specializing in global water markets and technologies says this new phase of increased private … Read more »