Market Research Future (MRFR) has published on the “Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Markett”.
The automation and control market in the water and wastewater industry refers to the deployment of advanced technologies and systems to optimize, monitor, and manage water treatment, distribution, and wastewater processes. It encompasses the integration of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), sensors, data analytics, and real-time monitoring solutions. The main goal is to enhance operational efficiency, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and minimize manual intervention. Automation and control solutions enable remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and efficient resource management, thus contributing to improved water quality, reduced water losses, and sustainable water management practices in both urban and industrial settings.
Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a cooked research report on the “Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market” that contains information from 2019 to 2032. The Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2032.
MRFR recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automation and control in the water and wastewater industry market - Siemens AG, Emerson Electric Co, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Electric, Honeywell International Inc, ABB Group, Danfoss Group, Endress+Hauser Group, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and Rockwell Automation Inc.
The Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market is accounted for to register a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period and is estimated to reach USD 5,831.5 million by 2032.
The water and wastewater industry plays a critical role in ensuring the availability of clean and safe water for communities while effectively managing and treating wastewater to protect the environment. In recent years, a growing demand for water efficiency and resource management has emerged as a significant driver for the adoption of automation and control technologies within this industry. Historically, the water and wastewater industry has faced challenges such as aging infrastructure, population growth, and increasing environmental regulations. These challenges have led to a pressing need for innovative solutions that can optimize operations, reduce waste, and enhance overall efficiency. This is where automation and control systems have stepped in to revolutionize the industry.
One notable historical example is the implementation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. These systems, which gained prominence in the 20th century, allowed operators to remotely monitor and control various aspects of water and wastewater treatment processes. SCADA systems enabled real-time data collection, remote adjustments, and alarm notifications, improving response times and operational oversight. As concerns about water scarcity and resource depletion intensified, the water industry turned to more advanced automation technologies. The development of smart sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices enabled real-time monitoring of water quality, flow rates, and equipment performance. For instance, the use of IoT-connected sensors in water distribution networks helped detect leaks and optimize water pressure, leading to significant water savings and reduced maintenance costs.
In recent years, the emphasis on sustainability and the circular economy has further fuelled the demand for automation and control systems in the water and wastewater industry. Technologies like advanced process control and artificial intelligence enable more precise dosing of chemicals, energy optimization, and even the recovery of valuable resources from wastewater, such as nutrients and energy.
The Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market has been segmented based on solution, and End Use. Based on Solution, the global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market segmentation includes SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Systems, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), HMI (Human-Machine Interface), DCS (Distributed Control System), Telemetry Systems, Remote Terminal Units (RTUS), Alarm Management Systems, Leak Detection Systems, Automatic Meter Reading (Amr) Systems, Remote Monitoring and Control Systems, and Others. The SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing around ~19 % to the market revenue. SCADA systems promote data-driven decision-making by providing insights into system performance and trends. Predictive analytics can help optimize maintenance schedules, extending the lifespan of critical equipment and reducing operational costs. As technology advances, SCADA systems are integrating with emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence, further enhancing their capabilities. In the water and wastewater industry, SCADA systems continue to be instrumental in ensuring reliable, efficient, and sustainable management of vital resources.
Based on End Users, the global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market segmentation includes Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Engineers and Process Analysts, Network Operations Center (Noc) Personnel, Environmental Regulators, Water Resource Managers, and Others. The Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators segment held the majority share in 2022 contributing around ~31,7% to the market revenue. The key factor for the growth of water and wastewater treatment plant operators in the automation and control segment in the water and wastewater industry is the increasing use of smart technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These technologies can help optimize plant operations to improve effluent water quality, provide a margin of safety, and reduce energy consumption. Proper monitoring is essential to ensure that the water treatment program applied to a boiler, cooling, wastewater, or other industrial water system is satisfactorily controlled so that the desired results are achieved. Automatic instrumentation can be used to monitor industrial water treatment systems, reducing risks associated with chemical underfeed or overfeed, continuing compliance with environmental regulations, and improving the quality of plant operation.
By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. In terms of revenue, Europe held the largest share of 34.8% in the Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Europe is expected to dominate the Global Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market in terms of market share during the forecast period. The market is witnessing collaborations between technology providers and water utilities to implement comprehensive automation strategies that ensure water quality, reduce energy consumption, and enhance overall sustainability.
Asia Pacific is the second largest market in the automation and control in the water and wastewater industry market. Government initiatives, such as China's Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan, are spurring investments in modernizing water treatment plants and implementing real-time control systems. The Asia-Pacific market is poised for substantial growth as stakeholders strive to ensure water security, improve sanitation, and achieve sustainable water management.
North America is the witness to the fastest growing market in the Automation and Control in the Water and Wastewater Industry Market during the forecast period. Major players in the North American market include Xylem Inc., Eaton Corporation, Badger Meter, Inc., Hach Company, which are investing in cutting-edge technologies to address the specific challenges of the water & wastewater industry. The private sector is also actively participating, as industries and municipalities seek to implement smart systems for water quality monitoring, distribution management, and real-time data analytics further propel the market growth.
The Middle East & Africa region is witnessing a significant shift toward automation and control solutions in the water & wastewater industry. Countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and South Africa are investing in advanced technologies to address water scarcity challenges and optimize water treatment processes. The region's arid climate and rapid urbanization necessitate innovative solutions for water resource management. Automation technologies such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, remote monitoring, and IoT-based solutions are being embraced to enhance operational efficiency and reduce water losses. Major players such as Siemens, ABB Group, and Honeywell are collaborating with local authorities to develop customized automation solutions that align with regional requirements. The Middle East & Africa market is poised to experience growth as governments and industries recognize the importance of sustainable water management practices and seek to leverage automation for improved water quality, efficient distribution, and reduced environmental impact.
The adoption of automation and control solutions in the water & wastewater industry is gradually gaining momentum in South America. Countries like Brazil, Chile, and Argentina are realizing the benefits of modernizing their water infrastructure to ensure efficient water supply, distribution, and treatment. The region faces challenges such as aging infrastructure, water contamination, and inadequate sanitation, which are driving the need for technology-driven solutions. Market players in the region are tailoring their offerings to address the unique demands of the South American water sector. Brazil, for instance, is investing in smart water technologies to optimize water distribution networks and manage water quality. While the market is still in its nascent stage, increasing awareness about the advantages of automation and control in water management is expected to drive growth in the South American region.
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