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Strategic Directions Reports

Strategic Directions Reports

The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Drawing insights from industry leaders from around the globe, we dive into immediate and long-term market needs ranging from asset management and infrastructure financing to resilience planning and data analytics. This annual examination allows Black & Veatch to continually measure industry progress, market shifts and emerging challenges to drive infrastructure transformation. 

2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report

2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report

Based on analyses by leading experts of survey responses by more than 200 stakeholders in the U.S. sphere of water and wastewater, the 2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report examines the complex issues and trends impacting today’s water industry. Aging infrastructure remains a top challenge, along with an aging workforce and intensifying natural disasters – wildfires, floods and drought – that highlight the rising impacts of climate change on the resilience of our water systems and the need for significant investment. The global COVID-19 pandemic compounded the pressure on utilities to be resilient in their services and make the sorely needed investment in supply, treatment, conveyance and storage facilities.

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Our Strategic Directions Reports have been conducted since 2006, working to capture the industry’s viewpoint concerning ongoing issues facing our clients and business partners. In addition to graphical interpretation of survey results, our full reports provide expert analysis, recommendations and actionable intelligence for overcoming the growing challenges facing each industry.

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