January 30, 2009

Infrastructure to 2030

Infrastructure is critical to modern societies and economies. Without transportation networks, people and goods can't travel from place to place. Telecommunications and electricity are necessary for our communications, appliances, and much more. Water, of course, seems essential to so many aspects of life--agriculture, drinking, cleaning, bathing, waste, transportation, energy--just to name a few. This book discusses these critical infrastructures, particularly in the context that considerable investments into them must be made in the near future for maintenance projects and further development. OECD asserts that this will be true across the world, but will be particularly challenging to developing nations who have neglected these infrastructures in the past. Chapters highlight the complexity of infrastructure issues, how they are affected by funding, population growth, urbanization, and environmental change. This OECD report also speculates on how both public and private sector organizations will evolve and participate in this challenge over time.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Infrastructure to 2030: Telecom, Land Transport, Water and Electricity
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
HC 70 .C3 I643 2006