SCADA market for water and wastewater management to record 5.5% growth


Transparency Market Research predicts the global SCADA market for water and wastewater management will witness a 5.5% growth between 2015 and 2025.

Revenue generation is expected to increase from US$1,267.4 million to US$2,172.1 million during the forecast period.

Factors driving growth of the market include:

  • Increasing investment in water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Increasing complexities in maintenance and management of water and wastewater facilities
  • Increasing efficiency in wastewater management using SCADA systems. The technology is being used to obtain data from remote devices such as valves and pumps and offer remote control from a host software platform.
  • The growing practices of adoption of new and advanced technologies in the industrial sector
  • An increase in governments implementing policies stipulating enhancements in monitoring and controlling water and wastewater resources

The services segments held more than 55% of the market share in 2016 whilst the industrial sector is expected to dominate the market through to 2025. The industrial segment is projected to record a 6% increase.

In 2016, North America led with more than 33% of the global SCADA market for water and wastewater management.

Developing economies are expected to witness a significant increase in adoption.

On the other hand factors hindering the market growth include design complexities, lack of awareness and the high installation cost of equipment used for water treatment.