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Posted: Monday, December 8th, 2014

Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework

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The Framework establishes a high-level, systematic approach that supports local governments in moving toward service, asset and financial sustainability through an asset management approach.  The development of the Framework was led by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in partnership with Asset Management BC.  The “Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A BC Framework (Short Version)” is now available.


Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016

BCWWA Climate Change Adaptation Conference

January 23-24, 2017

SFU Harbour Centre – Vancouver, BC

BC Water & Wastewater Association is hosting a two-day conference on the “ins and outs” of climate change and adaptation strategies to mitigate its impact on the delivery of safe drinking water and wastewater services, including watershed management and wastewater reuse. This is a great opportunity for municipal managers, planners, engineers and consultants to learn more about mitigation tools and adaptation practices that can increase the resiliency of BC’s water and wastewater infrastructure and services.

Full event details and conference registration can be found here.


Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Asset Management BC 2016 Conference Inspires

The 2016 Asset Management BC Conference was held November 3-4 in Richmond, BC. The conference was a huge success, with 140 conference registrants coming together for an informative day and a half of presentations and panel discussions from leading practitioners, administrators and AM funding organizations. Bringing together individuals to discuss the state of AM in BC, emerging themes, and best management practices provided a great opportunity to network and learn from the existing strategies, policies and funding approaches being used in BC.

To view the conference presentations click here.


Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

UBCM Announces 2017 Asset Management Planning Program Grants

Another round of Asset Management Planning Program grants has been confirmed by UBCM for 2017. This program provides assistance to local governments as they pursue sustainable service delivery by extending and deepening asset management practices within their organizations. The Asset Management Planning Program was created in 2014 through a $1.5 million grant from the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development.

Under the 2017 Asset Management Planning Program, matching grants of up to $10,000 are available to support activities that advance a local government’s asset management planning or practices, and that facilitate better integration of asset management planning with long term financial planning.

Applications are currently being accepted by UBCM – Apply now

Application deadline is November 18th, 2016.

 


Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

18th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 18, Fall 2016

Topics include:

  • Feature Article: Asset Management Takes LEADERSHIP
  • The Prince George CLIC Case Study
  • Looking at the Results of the Gas Tax AM Form
  • Getting the Most from Infrastructure Assets: Ecological Accounting Protocol
  • And more…

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

2016 Infrastructure Risk Management Workshop

The BC Water & Waste Association are hosting a 1-day workshop bringing together utility risk experts to discuss communication, legal, insurance and other risk management topics. The workshop will be of interest to everyone from CAO’s to operators in municipal water/wastewater utilities.
Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Location: Creek Side Community Centre, Vancouver BC
Register here


Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016

17th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 17, June 2016

Topics include:

  • How I Personalized Asset Management
  • Northern Rockies Wins National Asset Management Award
  • Regional District of Nanaimo Tackles Asset Management
  • And more…

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Infrastructure Management for Small Communities Workshop

Thursday, May 12, 2016 9AM – 3PM, Selkirk College, Castlegar BC

The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre is hosting a 1 day workshop on asset management and planning needs of smaller municipalities. This workshop will benefit communities that have limited budgets or in-house technical support for asset management and those that are just getting started with asset management. Register Now…


Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Canadian Infrastructure Report Card National Tour

Victoria – Monday, April 25, 2016 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Vancouver – Monday, April 25, 2016 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Canada’s latest Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016 and these presentations will overview the CIRC process, results, and provide some ideas on how to engineer our infrastructure to sustain it over the long term.

Register in Victoria.

Register in Vancouver.


Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2016

MMCD Asset Data Exchange Standard

The MMCD Asset Data Exchange Standard project is complete and standardized files and supporting documentation are ready for download. The standard is build on the MMCD Municipal CAD Standard, with the end result of a single source of infrastructure data submission to the Local Government with physical properties and lifecycle management attributes. For more information and download, see MMCD’s announcement.


Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2016

16th Edition of the Asset Management Newsletter

Now available: AMBC_Newsletter_Issue 16, February 2016