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2019 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report
As their infrastructure continues to gray with age and customers demand doing more with less, utilities and their business models are being tested by evolving technology that’s prodding them to modernize. After all, adding next-generation advances can enhance operational efficiencies, customer engagement and network resilience in a constantly changing energy ecosystem.
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2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report
The Black & Veatch 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report dives deeply into the current landscape of smart city efforts unfolding around the globe. With high-profile, ambitious projects in such cities as Kansas City, Seattle and San Diego, we see the evolution toward smarter infrastructure is possible and that obstacles — no matter how daunting — can be conquered.
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2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report
The 2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report explores these dynamics and how upstream, midstream and downstream enterprises are managing operations. Regardless of their roles in the supply chain or geographic location, organizations are adapting to the global forces shaping the natural gas industry.
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2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report
The sweeping survey that underpins Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report sharpens the focus on a power industry at a pivotal time of change punctuated by increasingly popular, clean renewable energy sources and a murky regulatory climate.
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2018 Stormwater Utility Survey Report
It is hard to believe it’s been 27 years since we launched our first biennial survey of stormwater utilities in the U.S., when the concept of stormwater user fee funding was a nascent phenomenon. Since then, the awareness regarding stormwater related issues including water quality, flooding, habitat development, land use management, and regulatory requirements has been gradually increasing in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Amidst the evolving dynamics of stormwater management, Black & Veatch has remained a stable voice in continuing to capture and reflect enhanced stormwater management planning, best practices, and funding.
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Water & Wastewater Rate Survey
Weather-wise, 2018 was another year for the history books. As a nation, we faced severe weather conditions ranging from extreme winter weather, to record-breaking heat, to Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Too much water; too little water; too hot; too cold - for those of us in the water industry, these events impacted not only our ability to provide services to our customers, but also taxed our resiliency.
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2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report
Last year, the annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Electric Report addressed how the electric industry is adapting to change in the face of growing renewable energy, an uncertain regulatory environment and a pressing need to invest in aging infrastructure. This year, the report takes a step further. It investigates the progress made by the industry as it continues to evolve into its future self, but it also addresses new areas: a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid, advanced technologies and a changing regulatory landscape, to name but a few.
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2020 MEGATRENDS Report
From power generation and delivery to water and telecommunications, the systems that manage and deliver our world’s most critical resources are undergoing a stark transformation. Led by growth in renewable energy, the global push toward sustainability is disrupting outdated business models. High-speed networks are moving staggering amounts of information that simultaneously create opportunity and vulnerability. Meanwhile, enterprise and utility leaders are thinking holistically to manage and integrate once disparate infrastructure silos that must now work together to achieve real sustainability.
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2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report
The 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report continues the discussion of how sustained low commodity prices are affecting all elements of the natural gas value chain. With current forecasts indicating prices will remain flat for an extended period, sector leaders are adjusting with many taking a proactive, longer-term approach to planning as projections push a market rebound further into the next decade.
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2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report
The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report explores progress made across the power generation and delivery sectors, with an eye toward their evolving landscapes. Over the last year, the sector has adapted to ongoing changes — the proliferation of renewable energy, a changing regulatory outlook and heightened focus on investment, infrastructure and regulation — all while navigating familiar but pressing challenges related to reliability and resilience.
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2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report
The annual Strategic Directions series captures Black & Veatch’s global engineering and construction thought leadership expertise across key elements of the critical human infrastructure market. Just as advising our clients requires mastery of design, strategy development and project execution, so too does selecting a report theme that reflects the dynamics of change across industries.
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2016 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report
The annual Strategic Directions series captures Black & Veatch’s global engineering and construction thought leadership expertise across key elements of the critical human infrastructure market. Just as advising our clients requires mastery of design, strategy development and project execution, so too does selecting a report theme that reflects the dynamics of change across industries.

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