The Municipal Water Investment Cliff: Getting Infrastructure Investments Flowing Again

November 14, 2017 | State of the Market Report

Investment in public water infrastructure is not keeping up with the aging of that infrastructure. This report looks into innovations that could change that.

Coverage Areas

  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • Water

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • The (Water) Infrastructure Investment Paradox
    Water supply is an essential part of city infrastructure, yet water itself is not valuable enough to support its infrastructure. Innovation to reduce maintenance costs can resolve the paradox.
  • Incremental and Disruptive Innovations to Water Infrastructure
    Both incremental and disruptive innovations can be identified to resolve the water infrastructure maintenance paradox; disruptive innovation can do this without regulation.
  • Growing Business in Municipal Water Infrastructure
    The analysis points to strategies for water infrastructure suppliers to grow the business. Integrating with engineering and construction or focusing on water reuse are promising.

Lead Analyst

Arij van Berkel
Research Director

Contributors

Abhirabh Basu

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