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EBJ Vol XXVI No 12: The U.S. Water Industry

In spite of restricted funding, the $154-billion water industry is still a pretty decent business to be in. Growth has been between three and five percent the last few years and EBJ forecasts more of the same. In general utilities have grown revenues a bit faster than service providers based on rate increases as much as three times the Consumer Price Index, but little of that has trickled down to equipment manufacturers. EBJ presents its annual analysis of the U.S. water industry with data tables on the industry in 10 sub-segments. Interviews and comments by leaders and innovators in consulting & engineering, equipment manufacturing, investors, trade associations and analysts, complement market analysis and list of top companies from EBJ's databases of Water Equipment & Chemical companies.

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EBJ Vol XXVI No 10 & 11: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2013

EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details a $28.8 billion U.S. industry in 2012 and $29.9 in 2013. Several market segments-notably oil & gas and the extractive industries in North America and mining in Canada and South America-are offering substantial opportunity, but the economy and government budgets remain major concerns for C&E executives. Environmental consulting firms in general maintained or increased their profitability in 2012, and M&A activity continues to pick up. EBJ's annual analysis of the C&E segment of the environmental industry presents data on market size, market breakdowns, growth, forecasts, consolidation, and also lists the top 100 U.S. environmental consulting & engineering firms. Featured profiles of large and small firms highlight strategies to cope with challenged markets and take advantage of new ones.

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EBJ Vol XXVI No 09: Environmental Industry M&A 2013

EBJ covers the merger & acquisition scene in the environmental industry in 2013 and finds activity still strong with strategic, market and financial drivers spurring on both buyers and sellers. Strategic acquirors and venture or private equity buyers have cash or capital to invest and debt is more attractive, so expect the demand to continue say experts. Environmental service markets are seen as relatively stable compared to other market that a more prone to up-and-down cycles and technology obsolescense. EBJ’e review of M&A activity includes list of recent deals in key sectors, opinions of analysts, experts and transaction specialsts, and profiles of several buyes and signature deals from 2012-2013.

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EBJ Vol XXVI No 07 & 08: Environmental Industry Overview 2013

The U.S. environmental industry grew 4.7% in 2012, according to research and data compiled by Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of EBJ. EBJ's annual industry overview presents statistical summaries of the industry in multiple charts with revenues, growth, employment, number of companies, forecast and revenue breakdowns by client and type of project (see list of table below). This 48-page edition also features sections on three segments that don't have a complete EBJ edition devoted to them in 2013: haz waste, labs and recycling. The environmental industry's total of $343.3 billion in revenues represents 2.85% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and EBI estimates 2012 U.S. environmental industry employment at 1.73 million. Environmental industry growth has exceeded the GDP every year this century with the exception of 2010.

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EBJ Vol XXVI No 05 & 06: Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Consulting

EBJ's annual analysis of the state of Corporate Sustainability and the Sustainability Consulting business in 2013 features estimates of market size, and marketshare by key service providers. Trends in market drivers, corporate programs, reporting requirements and supported by survey results, interviews with experts and profiles of key sustainability consultants.

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EBJ Vol XXVI No 04: Remediation Market 2013

EBJ's annual analysis of the remediation business in 2013 features market size, growth and forecasts by client sectors, trends in market drivers and technology applications, company profiles and features on brownfields, state programs and uncertain federal markets. Results of the EBJ Survey of Remediation Companies, Markets, and Technologies 2013.

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