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CEO 360 Degree Perspective on Global Water Utility Services Market

CEO 360 Degree Perspective on Global Water Utility Services Market

Focus of water utilities is shifting from make-use-dispose to a circular economy where every resource and every material is recycled for reuse. It brings efficiency and sustainability to utility operations and conserves the environment.

Global water utility services market is expected to grow from $􂀀 billion in 2014 to $􂀀billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 􂀀%. APAC and Europe are set to be centres of absolute growth and innovation, respectively.

Expansion of utilities’ infrastructure, to bring unconnected population to water and wastewater services grid, and renewal of ageing infrastructure will drive investments. However, the growth on spending will be restricted by availability of capital and governmental regulations.

Utilities operating on the supply-side of services, such as resource availability, will increasingly align themselves to being customer-centric. Collection and analysis of metrics, such as consumption pattern and seasonality, will help utilities prioritize customer needs.

While re-municipalisation is advocated on public and political interests, private sector contribution continues to grow. The need for innovation and expertise, combined with the huge infrastructure funding gap, warrants private services in utility services.

About this report

Water utility services are a priority market for governments and private operators. An estimated value of $450 billion was spent on its operations in 2014, driven by the need to build, renew, and improve water and sanitation infrastructure. Need for sustainability and for a circular economy trains focus on innovation and efficiency measures to be deployed in the entire water cycle management—starting from abstraction of water and re-use of treated wastewater to waste disposal. The market is expected to see a regulated growth, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 3.5%, due to factors such as capital availability and governmental interest.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings Summary
    • Industry Challenges and Trends Overview
    • Value Chain-Market Summary
    • Impact Map-Visualization of Challenges
    • Impact Map-Discussion
    • Private Sector Participation
    • Water and Wastewater Utilities Spend per Capita vs. GDP per Capita
    • Revenue Split by Region and Segment
    • Revenue Forecast by Segment and Region
  • Mega Trends in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
    • Mega Trends Overview
    • Mega Trends-Urbanisation
    • Mega Trends-Smart Cities
    • New Business Models
  • Global Water and Wastewater Connectivity
    • Water and Wastewater Network Piped on Premises
    • Access to Improved Sanitation
    • Length of Networks
  • Value Chain and Market Segmentation
    • Value Chain-Market Summary
    • Market Definitions
    • Research Coverage-Municipal Water System
    • Research Coverage-Municipal Wastewater System
    • Value Chain Description
  • Global Water and Wastewater Market Challenges
    • Underlying Issues in Water Management
    • Impact Map-Visualization of Challenges
    • Impact Map Discussion
    • Global Water and Wastewater Market-Top 10 Challenges
    • Key Global Challenges
  • Global Market Overview-Outlook and Forecasts
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Total Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, Global, 2012-2020
    • Segment Attractiveness
    • Regional Attractiveness
    • Revenue Split by Region and Segment
    • Revenue Forecast by Segment and Region
  • Asia-Pacific Analysis
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • APAC-Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, APAC, 2012-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Asia-Pacific Hotspots
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Republic of Korea
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • The Philippines
  • Europe Analysis
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Europe-Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, Europe, 2012-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Europe Hotspots
    • The United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • France
    • Iberia-Spain and Portugal
    • Germany
  • North America Analysis
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • North America- Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, North America, 2012-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Middle East and Africa Analysis
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Middle East and Africa-Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, MEA, 2012-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Middle East and Africa-Hotspots
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Egypt
    • Nigeria
  • LATAM Analysis
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Latin America-Revenue Forecast by Scenario
      • Table Water Utility Services Market: Revenue Forecast by Scenario, LATAM, 2012-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Latin America-Hotspots
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
  • Water Utility Market Trends
    • Trends
  • Macro Indicators
    • Global GDP Outlook
      • Table GDP Outlook, Global, 2012-2020
    • Water and Wastewater Utilities Spend Per Capita vs. GDP Per Capita
    • Population Distribution
    • Urbanization
      • Table Urban Population, Global, 2008, 2014, 2020, 2030 and 2050
    • Water Consumption
    • Demand vs. Supply
    • Water Tariff Trends
  • Circular Economy and Smart Water
    • Circular Economy: Case-Singapore
    • Carbon-Neutral Treatment Plants: Case-Aquaviva, France
    • Trends in Smart Water Grids
  • Non-Revenue Water
    • Tariff vs. Non-revenue Water Rates
    • Systematic Approaches to Bring Water Losses Under Control
  • Decentralization
    • Decentralisation Trends
    • Decentralised Networks: Case-Sydney, Australia
  • Private Sector Participation
    • Privatisation in Water and Wastewater
    • Re-municipalization vs. Privatization
    • Privatisation in Water and Wastewater
    • New Business Model-Performance Contracting
  • Consolidation and Convergence
    • Roadmap for Integrated Water and Sewerage Management Systems in Developing Regions
    • Market Consolidation
    • Convergence for Water and Wastewater
  • Top Technologies of the Future
    • Sewer Mining and Sewage Heat Recovery
    • Smart Water Technologies
    • Energy-Efficient Equipment
    • Sludge Management-Energy Generation and Revenue Generation
    • Network Energy Generation-In-pipe Hydropower
    • Urban Rainwater and Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Appendix
    • List of Abbreviations

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