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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Business of Water

The Business of Water is getting increased attention, from the many water-focused Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) with double-digit returns, conferences with catchy titles, to courses with the same catchy titles offered at both Georgetown University and Oregon State University (OSU). The Business of Water course at OSU uses this book as a textbook.

A concept note for a *waterMBA* was for a joint degree program between the Water Resources Graduate Program and College of Business (COB) at OSU, but the effort ran out of steam with the appointment of a new COB dean. An opportunity lost to others.

So, what is news in the Business of Water and why all of the attention? How about "The Flow Meters Market Is Estimated At USD 6.81 Billion In 2017 And Is Projected To Reach USD 9.30 Billion By 2022"?

And the connection to greywater?

Asia Pacific is projected to lead the flow meters market during the forecast period. On the basis of region, the flow meters market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is projected to lead the flow meters market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for water & waste water treatment (which includes greywater recycling, purge treatment, biogas measurement, and effluent treatment) due to the rising demand from the irrigation industry.

Key companies supplying flow meters are:

  • Honeywell (US)
  • Siemens (Germany)
  • Emerson Electric Co. (US)
  • ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)
  • Yokogawa Electric (Japan)
  • Azbil (Japan)
  • Badger Meter (US)
  • Krohne Messtechnik (Germany)
  • Schneider Electric (France)
  • Endress Hauser (Switzerland)
  • Litre Meter (UK)
  • Sierra Instruments (US)
  • SICK AG (US)
  • Seametrics (US)
  • EQUFLOW (Netherlands)

Kudos to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for capitalizing on home-grown talent by recruiting the CEO of Badger Meter to their Institute for Water Business Advisory Board.

So, don't squander this bullish market. Invest in water.
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“Don't cry over the shots you've missed; 
weep over the ones you've not taken at all. 
The bitterest regrets are for things planned but left undone!” 

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