Technology Knowledgey Strategic Group

Boulder City, United States

Technology Knowledgey Strategic Group

Boulder City, United States

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Maxwell S.,Technology Knowledgey Strategic Group
Ultrapure Water | Year: 2011

Some of the key trends and drivers impacting the water business in the US, with respect to supply, demand, market, and competitive conditions, are reviewed. Despite the extensive body of laws and compliance requirements, it is likely that the extent and reach of regulatory controls will continue to expand. Even in the economically advanced and most highly regulated countries such as the US, water pollution problems continue to grow. Studies have also found that only about 12% to 15% of Americans receive their drinking water from private companies, a much lower percentage applies on the back-end wastewater treatment sector of the business. A report by the Union Bank of Switzerland has estimated growth rates for various water treatment equipment, with activated carbon treatment to be growing at 5.5% annually. Another emerging sector of the water involves innovative systems and technologies for measuring and implementing more efficient agricultural water usage.


Maxwell S.,Technology Knowledgey Strategic Group
Ultrapure Water | Year: 2012

Recycling and reuse remains one of the most robust sectors of the overall water business. Recycling initiatives, from the individual residence to the large municipality or major industrial installation, are rapidly gathering steam. When evaluating the potential impact of direct reuse as a means of extending water resources, there is one very critical statistics to consider. Cities and municipalities in the arid west are already paying top dollar for access to wastewater effluent streams - both as a means to recharge aquifers or augment surface stream flow, as well as for direct source waters. Few observers believe that there are any truly revolutionary technological breakthroughs that have the potential to radically transform the water industry. The proper application of all of these improving technologies, separately or in combination with each other, can help to solve many of the world's water problems and challenges.


Maxwell S.,Technology KNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2013

The North American water industry has been experiencing a series of external investments, mergers, consolidations, and acquisitions for over a long period of time. Many key assets in the domestic water industry have been acquired by overseas private companies. Several major industrial companies and private equity investors have strategically positioned themselves to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the water business in the country. Large scale merger and acquisitions and consolidations within the domestic water have reached a saturation point, with profits and returns from such businesses declining over a period of time. Majority of the European companies and private equity investors are aware of this changing scenario, and have shifted into more traditional utility and infrastructural services businesses.


Maxwell S.,Technology KNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2010

There is an urgent need for water prices to rise rapidly in most parts of the world in order to achieve more recognition and financial value. Increasing volumes of salty seawater can be desalinated at high expense and the amount of freshwater available for human consumption can be marginally increased. On the other hand, people can and do continue to overpollute and deplete some sources of freshwater to the extent that they are virtually unusable. A country must develop new and more creative financial mechanisms that will allow hungry investors to put their money to work for the public good-better ways to connect growing investment interest with the huge capital requirements. The world's population has increased fourfold in the past 100 years, but people don't have a single drop of new water. These are the simple facts, but they are not yet recognized or understood by the majority of people, and they are typically not reflected in consumer water prices; thus, inefficient use and profligate waste continue.

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