Market Research Report
Emerging Markets Smart Infrastructure: Smart Water
|Published by||Northeast Group, LLC||Product code||282145|
|Published||Content info||160 Pages
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|Emerging Markets Smart Infrastructure: Smart Water|
|Published: September 13, 2013||Content info: 160 Pages||
Water scarcity is a growing problem across the globe, compounded by climate change and population growth. All signs indicate that this scarcity will only continue to grow more severe. Even as countries scramble to build water treatment and desalination plants and impose consumption restrictions, emerging market nations are still on average losing 38% of their water due to leaks from crumbling infrastructure and theft. A failure to accurately meter and bill water on a timely basis is another contributing factor. This lost water creates additional needs for costly treatment plants, increases the demand for energy from pumping stations, and puts added stress on already strained communities and environments. Meanwhile, lost revenue from this water only increases the need for government subsidies, which already are necessary to cover a significant portion of the costs of water in many countries.
Smart water infrastructure will improve water sector efficiency by reducing leakage, waste, and theft. This smart water infrastructure includes smart water meters, smart water networks, smart irrigation, and advanced water software analytics used by utilities to improve their operations. These smart infrastructure components represent cost---effective solutions that have already been deployed in many regions across the globe and show enormous potential for growth in the coming decade. However, to---date smart water technologies have still been slow to be adopted, even in developed countries. The hurdles for smart water in emerging market countries are in many cases greater, but so are the opportunities.
This study covers the smart water infrastructure markets in 72 emerging market countries across Central & Eastern Europe, China, Eurasia, India, Latin America, the Middle East & North Africa, Southeast Asia, and Sub--- Saharan Africa. A key component of this study's methodology is the calculation of the savings potential in each country from smart water infrastructure based on the "full cost of water." The full cost of water is a metric that takes into account water scarcity, water---related energy and labor costs, as well as implicit and explicit subsidies not captured by existing tariffs. This study uses these savings potential numbers as well as assessments of the political, economic, and technical capacity of water utilities in each country to forecast the smart water markets in each country to 2023.
Financing remains the key hurdle to smart water development in emerging market countries. Even with strong business cases, many of these countries are too poor to make such long---term investments without outside assistance. The ones that are capable are often reluctant to do so due to a lack of awareness and a tendency towards inaction. But with infrastructure aging and scarcity growing more severe, inaction is no longer an option and the case for smart water is simply too compelling to ignore. All emerging market countries covered in this study will begin to explore smart water infrastructure in this decade, creating a total market potential of $46.5 billion in cumulative capital expenditure by 2023.
Emerging Markets Smart Infrastructure: Smart Water includes a global overview section with over 60 tables and charts. The study highlights 35 leading smart water projects across all emerging market regions. This study also includes market forecasts for the smart water metering, smart water networks, smart irrigation, and water software analytics sectors for each of the 72 emerging market countries. In the study, after the global overview section, each country is profiled in a dashboard format that covers the key water metrics and forecast in the country.
Key questions answered in this study: