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The "Advanced Opportunities in the Urban Water Infrastructure Market in APAC, 2019" report has been added to's offering.

Urban water infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is witnessing enormous investments in order to cater to the needs of the growing population and to address the challenges posed by rapid urbanization, and climate change.

Key investments in the region are towards the replacement of old pipes, expansion of existing pipe network, water treatment, water reclamation, storm water harvesting, quake resilience, development of smart water grids and improving consumer infrastructure.

Climate change policies and the UN's Sustainable Development Goal of universal access to clean drinking water and sanitation are encouraging APAC countries (and others globally as well) to invest in developing adequate infrastructure and provide sanitation facilities for their citizens.

Aging infrastructure in most of the countries presents yet another avenue for investments and market entry.

Developed nations within the region are shifting towards complete digitalization of water assets and establishing smart water grids, while developing nations are more focused on building the necessary infrastructure to provide safe and reliable drinking water and sanitation facilities.

With smart cities being a new focus across APAC, many new advanced infrastructure development opportunities have arisen or are expected to come up in the coming years. As a result, advanced water infrastructure such as membrane technology-based water/wastewater treatment, improved energy efficiency, smart metering, data analytics and predictive/preventive systems are seeing increased acceptance within the region. Furthermore, digital water sets the foundation for the application of data science and augmented intelligence techniques to business problems which will enable accurate real-time monitoring and quality control of water assets.

On the other hand, the water sector in APAC is underfunded and is highly dependent on official development assistance (ODA) funding and FDI to propel development and growth. For example, the massive Chinese water market has more than 10% of its projects funded by FDIs. Nonetheless, investors are especially cautious about investing in essential infrastructure sectors such as water and power since these projects are often the first to face citizen backlash and, consequent, heavy-handed government action. Another major deterrent of digitalization of any sector in general is the loss of jobs - utilities that are protective of their human assets may think twice even when the benefits outweigh the costs of digitalization in order to protect jobs.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

Key Highlights - 2019 Top 5 Predictions - 2020

2. Research Scope

Scope of the Study Definitions

3. Urban Water Infrastructure Market Overview

UWI System Market Value Chain Market Value Chain - Discussion Overview of Urban Population Growth and Urbanization Position of APAC Countries in terms of GDP Growth and Urbanization Rate Key Trends Favoring Smart Water Grid Deployment Smart Water Infrastructure Funding Initiatives

4. APAC UWI Market Dynamics

Water Stress Stimulates the Need for More Optimized UWI Smart City Provides Opportunity for Advanced Water Infrastructure Technological Innovation Leading to Energy Efficient and Environmentally Sustainable Systems Promotes Digitalization of Water Assets Lack of Adequate Reserves Delays the Development of Infrastructure Regional Geopolitics and Resultant Market Uncertainty Disadvantages Associated with Advanced Technologies Deter Expenditure on Water Infrastructure

5. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: Singapore

Public Utilities Board (PUB) Holistic Approach to Water Supply SMART Singapore Case Study - Water Management Singapore - Future Potential

6. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: Malaysia

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Holistic Revamp of the Industry Case Study - Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to Reduce NRW Malaysia - Future Potential

7. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: The Philippines

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Increased Coverage Case Study - PPP to Gain Efficiencies The Philippines - Future Potential

8. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: Thailand

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Expansion of Pipe Network Case Study - PBCs to Gain Efficiencies Thailand - Future Potential

9. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: Vietnam

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Improved Efficiency and Expansion of Pipe Network Case Study - Private Sector Partnership in a Strongly Centralized Economy Vietnam - Future Potential

10. Regional Trends - Southeast Asia: Indonesia

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Expansion of Pipe Network Case Study - PPP in Jakarta: Key Points of Success or Failure Indonesia - Future Potential

11. Regional Trends - East Asia: Japan

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Rehabilitation of Existing Network Case Study - Tokyo Waterworks PPP for Customer Services Japan - Future Potential

12. Regional Trends - East Asia: South Korea

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Building a Sustainable and Smart Water Infrastructure Case Study - South Korea's Water Challenges and How It has been Meeting Them South Korea - Future Potential Regional Trends - Oceania: Australia UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Rehabilitation of Existing Infrastructure Case Study - PPP in Building the Desalination Plant in Victoria Australia - Future Potential

13. Regional Trends - Oceania: New Zealand

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Rehabilitation of Existing Infrastructure Case Study - PPP in Infrastructure Projects in New Zealand New Zealand - Future Potential

14. Regional Trends - India

UWI - Current Status Initiatives and Plans Building Water Infrastructure Case Study - 24/7 Water Supply, with the First PPP in Karnataka India - Future Potential

15. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

Growth Opportunity 1 - Integration and Convergence of ICT Solutions and Business Processes Growth Opportunity 2 - Value-add Services to Promote the Use of Smart Devices in Consumer Infrastructure Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

16. Conclusion

The Last Word - 3 Big Predictions Legal Disclaimer

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