Welcome to Issue 138 of GHD News, the latest edition of our publication that showcases our clients' successes, demonstrates our technical leadership and opens the dialogue on industry issues.

In this edition, we focus on the theme of rethinking infrastructure.

According to McKinsey Research, just to keep pace with projected global growth between now and 2030, governments around the world need to spend USD57 trillion on roads, bridges, ports, power plants, water facilities and other forms of essential infrastructure. That's nearly 60 percent more than we have spent in the past 18 years. To address the growing issue of insufficient and under-performing infrastructure, we need to rethink the financing and delivery of these assets and, more importantly, their productivity.

In the pages that follow, we provide examples of how asset owners are streamlining the design, operation and delivery of their projects to get the most out of their existing infrastructure. One such example is our ongoing work with Chester Water Utility in the USA to renew and extend the life of the water treatment plant for the next 50 years.

Also showcased are global projects where our clients – in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation – are adopting new approaches and innovative ideas to optimise infrastructure solutions at lower costs, yet with a focus on increasing efficiency.

Contributing to the communities in which we live and operate is a key part of GHD’s culture. Our people’s involvement in a selection of causes is recognised here, and demonstrates our commitment to communities in need, including Indigenous people.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue.