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
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
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.