2015 Water Industry Report

2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. ​Water Industry Report

Welcome to Black & Veatch’s 2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Industry report. This report explores the concept of resilience from three perspectives — Strategic, Financial and Operational — as severe drought and other water infrastructure issues challenge service providers across the United States.

New this year is a focus on the application of asset management in resilience planning. Also, for the first time, the Black & Veatch 2015 Strategic Directions: Water Industry report also includes commentary from two external sources deeply concerned with the resilience of water infrastructure: Standard & Poor’s and Willis Group.

While traditional issues such as rates, plant efficiency and sustainability remain key areas of discussion, advances in technology and the drive for sustainability fueled by fiscal and social pressures have emerged as key elements of the path forward. Managing demand, particularly in water scarce regions, will be essential to ensuring the viability of communities, businesses and agricultural concerns.

Report data and recommendations reflects the insight of city, county, municipal and investor-owned industry participants as they try to stabilize revenues and set paths towards operational security for decades to come.

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