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Water-overview.jpgGlobal environment management markets are passing through an exciting phase of consolidation and innovation-led investments, both in the water and waste sectors, characterized by the dual forces of aging infrastructure in developed markets and the need for urgent investment in developing markets.  The growing need to bridge the sizeable gap in terms of water and waste management services, with efficiency being a primary pain point,  is ready to set to shape future of these markets.

Frost & Sullivan's Environment and Water Program Area focuses on analyzing growth prospects for its clients both in brownfield and greenfield market segments across key verticals of technology, solutions and services.

The key focus areas of research and analysis are:

  • Water Utilities and Smart Solutions
  • Industrial Water Services
  • Waste to Value
  • Innovative technologies and business models

Meet the Team

fredrick_royan.jpgFredrick Royan

Vice President of Research

Sasidhar_Chidanamarri.jpgSasidhar Chidanamarri

Associate Director

melvin_leong.jpgMelvin Leong

Research Manager

seth_cutler.jpgSeth Cutler

Industry Consultant

K-D.jpgKarsten Deubel


Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Environment & Water research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

Water Utilities and Smart Solutions

Water-Utilities-and-Smart-Solutions.pngSmart Water and smart metering will extend into pumping stations, municipal water, and wastewater treatment infrastructure.


Desalination.pngTechnology and service opportunities will grow in thermal and membrane based desalination plant markets as the world seeks new fresh water options.

Innovative Technologies & Business Models

Innovative-Technologies-Business-Models.pngInnovation in key solution segments will center around membranes, clarification, media filtration, aerobic and anaerobic biological solutions, disinfection and sludge treatment. Innovative business models of 'X'- as a service (XaaS) will be increasingly important as environment and water markets strive to strike the balance between profit and regulations.

Industrial Water Services

Industrial-Water-Services.pngWater intensive and water critical industrial sectors will include power generation, oil& gas, mining, food & beverage, pulp & paper, petrochemicals, textiles and tanneries, pharmaceuticals, and semi-conductors.

Waste to Value

Waste-to-Value.pngRecycling and resource recovery opportunities will be central across several segments including municipal household waste, commercial waste, industrial waste, hazardous waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Construction & Demolition (C&D) and Waste to Energy (WtE).

Other Niche Areas

Changing-Business-Models.pngOther niche areas of coverage such as  Mobile Water Treatment Services, Packaged Treatment Plants, Ballast Water Treatment in Ships, Residential and Commercial Water Treatment and Industrial Air Filtration.

Corporations and governments are increasing their awareness and activity around mitigating environmental issues, trying to find ways to ensure clean air and water while still growing businesses and economies.  New technical solutions can help reduce usage and wastes through smart Water and smart metering for example, which  will extend into pumping stations, municipal water, and wastewater treatment infrastructure. Recycling and resource recovery opportunities will be central across several segments as well to help create a stronger business case beyond regulatory compliance.  And new opportunities around growing freshwater demand and concerns will help drive markets such as desalination and fracking water remediation.

Frost & Sullivan’s Environment and Water program area includes  environmental and water technologies & services, both municipal and industrial, as well as  waste to energy and recycling.

Targeted Strategies Key to Weathering Sluggish APAC Water Meter Market

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) water meter market is at an important crossroads. The market has seen a fall in unit prices and meter replacement rates in recent years due to improvements in meter manufacturing and maintenance processes. However, negative pricing trends have failed to elicit a commensurate…

UK Sludge Retail Services Market, Forecast to 2025

UK sludge retail services market will enable innovation in business models and encourage nutrient recovery from bioresource. The market revenue is estimated at 760 million with revenues from sludge treatment and transportation & sludge treatment equipment. This study includes the revenue…

Water Meter Market in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2022

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) water meter market, comprising basic water meters, automated meter reading (AMR), and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies is growing steadily due to the region-wide focus on improving metering penetration and reducing non-revenue water (NRW) losses. The market…

2018 Outlook of the Turkish Water and Waste Recycling Industry

This research presents the 2018 outlook for the Turkish water and waste recycling market. The latest technologies and business trends are discussed, such as leak and loss tracking, the build-operate-transfer operation model, membrane technologies, the World Bank Smart City Project, and source…

European Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2023

Evolving legislation on pool water quality is increasing awareness about diseases such as cryptosporidiosis and increasing requirement for ease of pool water maintenance is bringing in more smart systems such as smart sensors and controllers in the swimming pool water treatment market.There are…

2017 Global Outlook of the Water Industry

The demand for sustainable solutions in the municipal segment is driven by huge investments made to build resilient cities across the world. A continual push for circular economy has led to innovation in making the water infrastructure sustainable. Decentralized treatment systems are gaining…

North American Municipal Biosolids Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American market for biosolids production is expected to grow consistently in the medium to long term. Factors surrounding greater levels of urbanization, population growth, and an increasing acceptance of biosolids products and facilities drive the market. These drivers underpin a greater…

European Micropollutant Treatment Systems Market, 2016

Urban wastewater is progressively contaminated with pollutants such as biocides, pesticides, personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, and pharmaceutical substances. Hazardous micropollutants generally get into wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) as a result of domestic uses of…

North American Membrane Bioreactor Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American market for membrane bioreactors (MBR) is sizeable and an important region in global terms. Despite its large size, there are still further opportunities with many recently completed municipal projects in the United States. The municipal market is a bulwark in the MBR landscape,…

environment-water2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



environment-water3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.


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