Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for water has remained high, as droughts and other dry weather conditions created a need for it. Nevertheless, during the recession, private firms stepped in to acquire struggling operators and expanded their stake in the industry by upgrading aging assets for a profit. In the next five years, M&As will remain a major component of the industry. Firms that buy struggling companies will invest in making water supply assets more efficient, which will likely lead to further rate increases and higher revenue for the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is generally spread according to population. The majority of industry establishments are located in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec, which combine for an estimated 85.7% of establishments in 2013, according to data sourced from Statistics Canada. With a population of more than 34 million people dispersed over a large geographic area, the majority of the population tends to live in the southern part of the country, which is also the home to 17 of Canada's largest cities. For example, about 62.0% of the population lives in Quebec and Ontario.
Establishments also are located close to water supplies, such as lakes and oceans. According to Canada's Program on Water Governance, 20.0% of the world's fresh water supply is in Canadian lakes... purchase to read more