AWWA-20660 The Business of Water: A Concise Overview of Challenges and Opportunities in the Water Market
Explore the important issues, challenges, and opportunities facing municipal water suppliers from a business perspective.
Drinking water utilities in the United States and around the world are facing significant challenges, such as serious water shortages, worn-out pipelines, population growth, and pollution of rivers, lakes, and groundwater. At the same time, the world water market presents important business opportunities, especially in countries with expanding economies, such as China, India, and Indonesia. The Business of Water: A Concise Overview of Challenges and Opportunities in the Water Market, consists of a compilation of articles from Journal AWWA that explore from a business perspective the myriad important issues facing the water industry now and in the future. The articles were selected by water industry strategist Steve Maxwell, a consultant specializing in merger and acquisition advisory services and strategic planning for the water and broader environmental industries. Articles are organized in three primary areas:
• The Global Water Problem: How Bad Is It?
• The Water Industry: How Big Is It?
• The Water Industry: Key Drivers and Trends