A decade ago, Black & Veatch launched the first of its annual assessments of the U.S. water sector, reporting that aging infrastructure was the industry’s top challenges. That hasn’t changed, unlike so many other things in a sector that has grown increasingly complex. Data – so promising for utilities doing more with less – has gained more attention since 2012, but it’s still not used to its full potential. Climate change – unmentioned in the 2012 report but now driving more frequent wildfires, droughts and flooding that test utility resilience – joins evolving regulations and the race to safeguard assets from cyber predators as formidable issues.
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Drawing upon expert analyses of a survey of more than 300 U.S. water industry stakeholders, the 2022 Water Report dives into these issues and many more, giving an overview of what’s changed – and what has not – in an industry with enormous potential to accelerate innovation in strategy, operations and funding.