Historically, we have paid little heed to bacteria and viruses that can and indeed sometimes do spread through our water infrastructure networks. We believe that Covid-19 and the fallout that we already see from the global pandemic will mean that this is something that people pay increasing attention to in future.


  • It is our belief that an increase in smart water infrastructure, increased testing, a greater acceptance of remote monitoring and condition assessment for water networks and a greater dependence on data all represent a substantial component of future global water investments.
  • Wastewater testing has proven to be an effective method for identifying populations with or at risk from Covid infections.
  • The anticipated market growth for global water testing is approximately 7% per annum1 – which we consequently view as potentially being too conservative.
1 According to a 2021 to 2026 ‘IndustryArc’ Water Testing and Analysis report.

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