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Development and Application of a Model to Study Water Technology Adoption

This paper develops a set of criteria that can be used to study industry adoption and dissemination of water technologies through various stages of a market adoption model. It tests the applicability of these criteria on a diverse array of over 488 water technologies. Based on case studies, it seeks to define the typical and...

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Analysis of adoption rates for Needs Driven versus Value Driven innovation water technologies

This paper analyzes six case studies of new water technology innovations in the last three decades and investigates the differences in timelines for moving through the various stages of water technology commercialization. The concept of two different types of innovation was explored: Crisis/Needs Driven and Value Driven. It was found that the case studies that...

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Brave Blue World Documentary

Brave Blue World Documentary

Brave Blue World – A Perfect Storm for Water An engaging new documentary will showcase water like never before. Called Brave Blue World, the feature-length documentary will provoke a fundamental rethink, revolution and paradigm shift in how people view the treatment and delivery of water, a vital element to life on Earth. The circular economy,...

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Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum 2019, Davos

Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum 2019, Davos

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of BlueTech Research reports from Davos Attending the World Economic Forum in Davos was something completely outside my realm of previous experience, and I am not quite sure what to compare it to. Davos is truly in the middle of nowhere. Deliberately so, I am sure. It is a two-hour drive to...

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BlueTech Research has partnered with ESWP ahead of the 2019 IWC.

BlueTech Research has partnered with ESWP ahead of the 2019 IWC.

BlueTech Research is delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) as a media partner for the 2019 IWC. The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in this field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas. As the preeminent international...

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Honey I Shrunk the Toilet

Honey I Shrunk the Toilet

Ahead of World Toilet Day, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently held the Re-Invented Toilet Expo in Beijing. This was a debutante coming-out party, an unveiling of the results of eight years and $200 million of research and development into re-invented toilets and un-sewered sanitation. It was a water technologist’s dream, with everything imaginable,...

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Who are the FANGs of water?

Who are the FANGs of water?

You may be familiar with the term FANG stocks, a term coined by Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to describe the four biggest tech giants in terms of stock valuations: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. At BlueTech we took this concept, applied it to water, and flipped it around, asking: which are the ‘big...

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UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

Brexit presents a challenge and an opportunity for UK utilities. Paul O’Callaghan reports back from this summer’s BlueTech Forum in Vancouver about the changing shape of innovation. This article recently appeared in the September 2018 edition of The Environment Magazine. Click here, to find out more about The Environment magazine and to see its future...

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World Water-Tech North America

World Water-Tech North America

BlueTech Research is delighted to participate in World Water-Tech North America, where US and Canadian water utilities come to find solutions to today’s challenges of digitization, resource recovery and infrastructure finance. Held in the heart of downtown Toronto, one of the world’s fastest growing technology innovation hubs, this is the place to meet start-ups, tech...

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