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Opportunities in the Australian Smart Water Systems Market

Opportunities in the Australian Smart Water Systems Market

The question regarding the adoption of Smart Water Systems (SWS) in Australia, has moved from “will” to “when.” Many market participants believe that the tipping point for mass adoption is already at hand, and this will be led by a major utility taking the first step towards a mass rollout.

The primary driver to SWS adoption among utilities is the potential of the system to help make capital expenditure more efficient on asset upgrades and rollouts more efficient.

At present, the need for sophisticated two–way communication–enabled advance metering infrastructure (AMI) is limited, and thus automated meter reading (AMR) systems have dominated trial rollouts in Australia. However, it is expected that large utilities looking to future–proof their systems may adopt more advanced AMI systems.

The inflection point for SWSs will be determined by the decision of a state government to mandate a state–wide rollout. Current indications suggest this is most likely to come from the state of Victoria by 2017.

About this report

This study looks at the current state of play in the Australian Smart Water Systems market. It looks at the overall size and growth rates of the market and discusses key drivers and restraints impacting the development of the market. Additionally, it analyses the competitive structure of the market and discusses the overall trends that are shaping the market. It aims to highlight the key technology questions that are facing utilities in terms of their smart water strategy, and it also provides context for the Australian Smart Water System market through case studies of existing rollouts. The study also provides an overview of the status and trends in smart water systems in key markets around the globe.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Definitions
    • Market Segmentation
  • Smart Water System Overview
    • Why Smart Water Meters
    • ICT-enabled Improvements
    • Uses of Smart Water Meters
    • What Intelligent Transformation Means for Water Utilities
    • Technology Trends-Overview
    • Application of Real-time Data
    • Benefits and Challenges
    • Immediate Considerations
  • Water Industry Overview in Australia
    • Water Demographics
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Total Freshwater Resources, Australia, 2010-2014
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Water Consumption Per Capita, Australia, 2008/2009-2012/2013
    • Expenditure
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Water and Wastewater Utility CAPEX, Australia, 2012-2015
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Total Industrial Water and Wastewater CAPEX, Australia, 2012-2015
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Water and Wastewater Utility OPEX, Australia, 2012-2015
    • Australian Residential Sector
    • Industry Structure and Stakeholders
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Smart Water Meter Market Issues
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Smart Water Systems Market Analysis
    • Smart Water Systems Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Smart Water Systems Market: Unit Forecast, Australia, 2015-2020
    • Smart Water Systems Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Smart Water Systems Market-Percent Revenue Breakdown
    • AMR versus AMI Smart Water Systems
    • Communication Network Types
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Technology Trends-Convergence Opportunities with Other Sectors
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Leading Industry Participants
    • Convergence of Key Market Participants
  • Smart Water End-market Trends
    • Utility Perspectives
    • Kalgoorlie Smart Metering Trial by Water Corporation
    • Mackay Real Time Water Meter Reading Rollout by Mackay Regional Council
    • Southern Residential Metering Project by TasWater
    • Key Takeaways from Case Studies
    • End-user Perspectives-Residential
    • End-user Perspectives-Agriculture
    • End-user Perspectives-Commercial
    • End-user Perspectives-Industrial
  • Global Smart Water Systems Trends
    • Global Smart Water Meter Snapshot
      • Table Smart Water System Market: Revenue Forecast for Smart Water Meters, Global, 2014-2020
    • Global Hot Spots
    • Global Smart Water Systems Market
  • Conclusions
    • Use of IoT in Smart Water Systems
    • Looking Ahead

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