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 companies 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, mergers and acquisitions will remain a major component of the industry. Operators 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle due to its well-established services and increased consolidation activity. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to increase an average of 4.5% annually in the 10 years to 2020. By comparison, GDP is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% over the same period.
Water is a well-established resource that has been a consistent feature of growing societies. The technology used to distribute water has not changed dramatically over the past 10 years; however, there have been some inroads into water treatment and recycling... purchase to read more