Water and the New Urban Agenda

What is Habitat III? Just about four weeks ago (October 17-20) 30,000 mayors, government ministers, policymakers and urbanists from 193 member states gathered at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador to put the final touches on and approve the New Urban …
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Smarter Water Networks = Greater Security Challenges

Sophisticated AMI water management solutions bring tremendous benefits to both water utility operators as well as water consumers. Water utilities gain significantly deeper insight into and control over operations in general and non-revenue water in particular. Consumers gain unprecedented transparency …
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Smart Water Management Market: Dramatic Growth Forecast

Transparency Market Research (TMR) announced earlier this week that the smart water management market will reach US$15.23 billion by 2019 – with a staggering CAGR of 17.7% for the 2012-2019 period.[1] Similarly, Markets and Markets announced in April that the …
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Taking Stock of US Water Industry: The Flint Effect

In December 2015 Moody’s Investors Services’ 12-18 month business outlook for the U.S. municipal water and sewer utility sector was “stable” – a rating that could certainly capture investor interest in a generally spike-y and under-performing stock market. The main …
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Recycled Water: Are We Ready?

A recent Circle of Blue survey of 30 major US water utilities shows conclusively that the cost of drinking water is rising. The price of water rose on average by 5% last year, and has risen by almost 50% since …
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Revenue Insurance for Water Utilities?

Water services are the most expensive utilities to operate in terms of capital required per dollar of revenue, yet in the USA water is typically the lowest monthly utility bill.[1] With growing populations, aging infrastructures, and increasingly dramatic climate stresses …
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Smart Water — By the Numbers

The smart water management market is a substantial part of the water business. With $1 trillion to be invested in infrastructure by 2022, publicly-traded water utilities and other water-oriented companies should be part of any wise investor’s portfolio.

An Insider’s View of the US Water Industry

During the month of December we had the opportunity to discuss various trends in the US water industry with Ian MacLeod, a highly experienced executive, who is currently MasterMeter’s VP of Marketing and who has served in leadership positions in other prominent …
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UK Water Industry: Much Ado About Something

The water industry in England and Wales was privatized in 1989 and today 18 independent, privately owned companies are the monopoly suppliers to 22 million households. Ofwat (short for Office of Water Services) was established at that time as a …
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7 Water Pricing Strategies for Sustainability

The Growing Gap Between Water Utility Costs and Revenues Municipally-owned water utilities account for more than 85% of all water service providers in the US. These organizations are expected to balance the costs of delivering clean water to their customers …
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