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The Automation Expenditures for Water & Wastewater Industry Global Market Research Study examines the market for automation and field devices and the factors contributing to the growth and deployment of specific products and systems.
ARC believes that the water & wastewater industry represents one of the greatest opportunities for the automation business through the next 20 years. The infrastructure needed to supply clean water and help protect water sources from human, industrial, and agricultural contaminants is sorely burdened on many different fronts.
In the developed regions of North America, Europe, Japan and others, existing water & wastewater systems are rapidly aging and require significant investment to ensure efficient water supply with improved infrastructure.
Emerging countries, especially the BRIC countries, are expected to invest tens of billions of dollars each over the next several years. This is important to ensure that their water infrastructures can meet the needs of growing industrial activity and population.
Looking at water consumption, agriculture is, by far, the largest single consumer of water. Non-agricultural, industry sectors that consume large quantities of water include food & beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, semiconductors, oil & gas production, petroleum refining & petrochemicals, mining & metals, pulp & paper, and electric power generation.
This study provides strategic market in-formation and guidance about automation and field device systems being deployed worldwide in the water & wastewater industry. In addition to quantitative assessments, key strategic issues are identified for 2012 and beyond that will have substantial impact on this market such as:
- Market potential and size for automation systems and field device products
- Leading suppliers in this vertical industry sector
- Market size in the various world regions
- Strategic issues facing suppliers and manufacturers
- Strategies for suppliers and manufacturers in the worldwide water & wastewater industry to maximize opportunities in a dynamic market.