Global 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
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Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Environment & Water research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:
Water Utilities and Smart Solutions
Smart Water and smart metering will extend into pumping stations, municipal water, and wastewater treatment infrastructure.
Technology 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
Innovation 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
Water 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
Recycling 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
Other 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.
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The 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.
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- Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.
- Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
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Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields
We 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.
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- 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
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- Compile findings and next steps from workshop
- Recommend action steps/follow-on work
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