Rising Demand for Water and Wastewater Treatment Management to Drive Global SCADA Market

In a competitive global SCADA market for water and wastewater treatment, well-entrenched players are focused on expanding their product portfolio and global outreach to serve a large customer base.   Majorly fuelling the global SCADA market for water and wastewater management is the increasing investment in infrastructure for water and wastewater. Further, increasing complexities in maintenance and management of water and wastewater facilities are also boosting the demand for SCADA systems.

The advantages of increased efficiency in wastewater management is also driving the adoption of SCADA system. This attribute is leveraged by several governments that have undertaken initiatives for technology-based processes for wastewater management and have formulated regulatory framework for monitoring and controlling water and wastewater services. On the downside, design complexities and high installation cost are limiting the adoption of SCADA systems. The global SCADA market for water and wastewater treatment is poised to expand at a CAGR of 5.6 per cent between 2015 and 2025 for the market to become worth US$2,172.1 million by the end of 2025, from US$1,267.4 million in 2015.

The global SCADA market for water and wastewater management is segregated into hardware, software, and services as per component classification. According to the report, the market is likely to witness the dominance of services in the coming years. The services segment occupied more than 55 per cent market share in the overall market in 2016. This is mainly because of rising demand for SCADA system for a host of applications, among which installation services, consulting services, and maintenance and support services are prominent ones. During the tenure of the forecast period, the services segment is prognosticated to display an impressive growth. This is because emerging economies in Asia Pacific are increasingly employing SCADA system for real time data monitoring across industries. The increasing acceptance of process automation across a host of industry verticals is also triggering the growth of services component of the market.

Within the hardware segment, programmable logic controller (PLC) is expected to create handsome opportunities for SCADA market for water and wastewater management over the forecast period.

As per end user, the global SCADA market for water and wastewater management is classified into residential and industrial. The segment of residential is further sub-segmented into government and private. The segment of industrial is further sub-segmented into chemical, food and beverages, pharmaceutical, and others. According to the report, the industrial segment is expected to witness healthy growth at a CAGR of almost six per cent during the forecast period between 2015 and 2025. This is mainly because of growing adoption of SCADA systems across several industries such as chemical, food and beverages among others.