Disruption is being felt everywhere. From global trading rules and internal political systems to old alliances and business models, the established order is being challenged and re-evaluated.
Despite the worries and the hysteria, this should be a time of excitement and optimism for the global water sector. Disruption creates enormous opportunities as well as obstacles, and it offers real solutions to previously intractable problems. While barriers to trade grab the headlines, huge new markets are opening up in an unprecedented fashion. In the global water sector the story is a refreshing one of collaboration and consolidation rather than fragmentation and isolationism. Constrained resources and new regulatory environments are leading to greater creativity, efficiency and impact.
At the same time, the digital revolution is making new business models viable that would previously have been impossible, as well as creating a pipeline of new technologies, and the chance to reshape relationships with clients and customers. The model of the water utility itself is being questioned.
What the leaders of the water sector need to make the most of this new volatility is a clear global view and the right contacts. How are current trends going to play out, and how will it affect supply chains, revenue streams and business relationships? Where are the new opportunities, and who are the people you need to talk to? Where is the “fake news”?
With a complete overview of the global water sector, and unprecedented networking opportunities, this is the guide that we will be presenting at the Global Water Summit 2019.