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Australia Water Report

Published 31 October 2014

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Australia Water Report

BMI View: This quarter we have substantially updated and expanded our forecasts across various areas of the water sector. We now cover mains and non mains consumption and extraction, water losses, desalination production and household connections to mains networks. Our new forecasts reflect our overall expectation that water demand in Australia will continue to rise, putting additional pressures on the dwindling freshwater reserves, and stimulating investment in desalination and water treatment and reuse infrastructure. 

We believe that the current levels of water usage, both for irrigation and livestock is unsustainable and is putting extreme pressure on an already beleaguered water system struggling to cope with limited supplies and soaring demand. In addition to the issues facing agricultural users, we also feel that the burgeoning shale gas sector in Australia could be severely hampered by declining water availability. Over the longer run, we expect companies involved in shale projects will be obliged to invest in costly water recycling facilities (both desalinated and reused wastewater).

We view direct potable reuse (DPR) as a key development opportunity over the longer term, for both infrastructure and services companies, and benefiting larger users, such as agricultural consumers, by boosting the country's available resources and reducing the conflict between domestic industrial and agricultural consumers for Australia's increasingly limited natural freshwater resources. Moreover, an additional advantage to water reuse that outweighs desalination's attractions, are the former's lower energy and financial requirements. Less energy is required to put recycled water directly back into water supplies.

Within this, we anticipate the need for new developments in wastewater treatment, collection and redistribution infrastructure and policies. We see a possible opening for new water services groups to evolve, who cater solely to the water reuse sector (though...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Political
11
Economic
12
Business Environment
13
Industry Forecast
15
Water Extraction
15
Table: Water Extraction, 2012-2018
16
Water Consumption
17
Table: Water Consumption, 2012-2018
18
Water Treatment And Sanitation
19
Table: Waste Water, 2012-2018
20
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
21
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
21
Table: Asia Water/Risk Ratings
21
Rewards
21
Risks
22
Market Overview
23
Water Supply And Consumption
23
Industry And Agriculture Water Consumption
24
Table: Water Consumption, Agriculture Industry, mn cubic metres 2011-2012
25
Distribution
25
Treatment And Sanitation
26
Regulations And Tariffs
27
Industry Trends And Developments
29
Table: Key Water Projects
33
Competitive Landscape
34
Government Agencies
34
South East Queensland
35
New South Wales
35
Victoria
35
Australian Capital Territory
35
South Australia
36
Northern Territory
36
Western Australia
36
Tasmania
36
Global Industry Overview
37
Demographic Forecast
41
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
42
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
43
Table: Australia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
44
Table: Australia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
44
Methodology
45
Industry Forecast Methodology
45
Sources
47
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
47
Table: Water Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
48
Table: Weighting of Indicators
50

The Australia Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Australia.

BMI's Australia Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Australia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Australia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Australian water industry.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Australia through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.

Market Overview

Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.

Industry Trends & Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.

Competitive Landscape

Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.

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