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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.

Emerging Opportunities in Global Water Market, 2017

This study provides an overview of the global water sector in 2016, highlights key water sector trends and emerging opportunities moving into 2017, and offers broad strategies for capitalization.Market Overview:The municipal segment continued to dominate the global water sector revenues in 2016.…

Indian Urban Wastewater Treatment, Forecast to 2020

The growing acceptance of recycled wastewater in the industrial and non-potable applications is expected to drive the demand for wastewater recycling and reuse systems in the municipal segment.The study aims to analyse and forecast the Indian urban wastewater market outlook and technology trends up…

Membrane Technologies Market in Water and Wastewater (WWW) Treatment in Southeast Asia, Forecast to 2021

The Southeast Asia (SE Asia) Membrane Technologies market, comprising Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF), and Reverse Osmosis (RO), is growing steadily thanks to the region-wide focus on cleaner water and wastewater. The market is forecasted to grow at a double digit…

European Total Membrane Systems Market, Forecast to 2021

This study provides an in-depth insight on the European membrane systems market in 2016 covering membrane systems like microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and nanofiltration that are used for treating water and wastewater for both municipal and industrial segments, as well as the…

North American Mobile Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American market for mobile water and wastewater treatment systems serves a critical purpose in keeping facilities running and responding to fluctuating capacity needs for numerous industries. Critical industries including power, petrochemical, and chemical rely on mobile treatment services…

Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017

This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into…

European Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Market, Forecast to 2020

Europe has traditionally been the major market for Waste to Energy technologies. It has always seen a strong and steady growth of Waste to Energy treatment capacities for the last ten years. Circular Economy and EU legislation are the two major factors that have been triggering the market. Although…

North American Water and Wastewater Networks Market, Forecast to 2021

The North American water and wastewater networks market will see strong growth through 2021, primarily driven because of aging infrastructure and replacement needs, compounded by its extensive size. The market is divided into 7 main segments: pumps, automation and ICT, analytics and software,…

North American Municipal Wastewater Treatment Odor Control Market, Forecast to 2021

Muted growth, with select opportunities, is expected for the North American municipal wastewater odor control market through 2021. Growing populations and urban sprawl form the major market driver, especially in warmer climates. The market s range of technologies and solutions provide a flexible…

Evolving Business Models for Water Utilities in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia (SEA), 5 major challenges are identified in water utility sectors, comprising environmental and social challenges, high percentage of non-revenue water (NRW), underdeveloped water utility infrastructure, growing expenditure on water utility, and lack of investments. The new…

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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