Infrastructure

Infrastructure is important to development for the services that these long-lived assets deliver to the economies they support, the markets they make possible, and the populations that rely on them for basic needs.  Click here to view a PDF presentation of RMW’s capabilities and recent projects in infrastructure.

Transport infrastructure delivers mobility of people and goods linking workers to employers, tourists to their destinations, raw materials to processors, and finished goods to final consumers.  Water and wastewater infrastructure delivers a range of health services to the public in the form of safe, adequate supplies of drinking water and prevention of waterborne disease from municipal and industrial wastewaters.  Energy infrastructure enables industrial production efficiencies, comfort in our homes, and safety on our streets.  Telecom infrastructure connects us to each other delivering critical social benefits to society and increasingly, linkages from any corner of the world to all others.

RMW believes that one of the most important roles of government is to assure safe, reliable, and adequate infrastructure supply through effective and efficient delivery systems that optimize contributions from both public and private sectors.  The exact mix of public and private inputs will vary from place to place, as will policies and programs in the infrastructure value chain: planning, design, finance, ownership, operation, pricing, regulation, and maintenance. Getting all of these right is critical for infrastructure to deliver the broad range of network benefits.

Accordingly, RMW takes a systems approach, where each step in the infrastructure value chain is designed to optimize benefits within economies, society, and the environment, consistent with local conventions.  Relationships across steps also are taken into account, where for example, asset ownership may affect price regulation to protect the public or network expansion may be needed to reach target populations.

With greater regularity, the promise of smart infrastructure is finally becoming reality.  In new cities and large-scale development in particular, a single fiber communications backbone can handle demands for public and private bandwidth and deliver multiple simultaneous services at scales and prices never before possible.  As a result, today’s low-cost smart infrastructure can price according to time-of-day or congestion usage; automatically boost or cut supplies of energy, mobility, or water when and where needed; track movements of vehicles or people in support of law enforcement or national security; provide remote access to homes, factories, and other facilities via advanced recognition technologies; and control a vast array of information flow and content making our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable.

RMW provides a wide range of services along the infrastructure supply chain, including:

  • Policy
  • Planning and design
  • Financing strategies
  • Market Analytics, Entry Strategies, and M&A Support
  • Regulatory support
  • Operational efficiency and productivity
  • Asset management and maintenance