For many asset intensive services, climate change makes it more difficult to deliver desired levels of service. It amplifies risk and increases costs required to manage these risks. The greatest impacts are to transportation systems, buildings, water management systems, and marine infrastructure. These assets represent the majority of local government infrastructure assets.
 

Climate change will also impact natural assets, which play a critical role in service delivery for all communities. Wetlands, creeks, deltas, foreshore areas, forests, groundwater aquifers, and other natural assets are all vulnerable to the effects of climate change. However, these natural assets can also provide opportunities to increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change and carbon storage to mitigate changing climate.
 

The BC Framework Primer on Climate Change and Asset Management has been written for staff of local governments. It introduces an approach for integrating climate change considerations throughout the asset management process. It provides an overview of the following topics:

  • Key concepts
  • Why integrate climate change response with asset management
  • How to integrate climate change response throughout the AM process

 

This primer is a companion document to Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery, A BC Framework (the Framework) and builds on concepts from the Framework.

Thanks for participating in the 2018 Asset Management BC Conference.   As a delegate/presenter/sponsor, Asset Management BC would like to solicit your input in order to improve the conference in 2019.

Please take some time and fill out the following survey questions.  The survey can be launched >> here

Your input is greatly appreciated!

Healthy natural assets can provide – or be restored and managed to provide – services just like engineered assets, often at lower cost. The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) offers tools and support so that local governments can integrate natural assets into their asset management and financial processes.

 

MNAI is currently offering a watershed-level program in B.C. focused on the needs and capacities of smaller / rural local governments in a single geographic region.

 

MNAI has extended the period for local governments to submit applications until after the BC municipal elections and will keep it open until a suitable candidate is identified.

 

To review the request for expressions of interest >> click here

 

Registration is now open for the 2018 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, Competing Priorities in a Changing World, September 26 and 27 at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport. Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing asset management in your community – from integrating climate change into asset management practices to effectively communicating asset management with elected officials.

 

Bob Sandford, Chair for Water And Climate Security at the United Nations University for Water, Environment and Health, is the opening day keynote speaker, followed by Diane Kalen-Sukra, a passionate sustainable community builder, on Thursday, September 27th.  Presentations on climate change, risk, levels of service, new asset management tools and communications, as well as a Federal, Provincial, UBCM and FCM panel on funding are all part of an informative 2 day program.

 

Full Conference Program is now available at Competing Priorities in a Changing World

 

Registration Fees:

  • $395 +GST
  • $295 + GST for young professionals – under 30
  • $95 + GST for full time students

 

Conference Registration at CivicInfo: www.civicinfo.bc.ca

 

Hotel Reservations: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport Standard Room Rate $169.00 (plus taxes)

 

Rate Code: Asset Management BC Conference

 

[email protected]

 

Toll Free: 1-800-333-3333 Direct Hotel: 604-279-8384

*Conference presentations will be posted to the AM BC website by the end of October to allow adequate time for all presentations to be received.

This interactive 2-day comprehensive workshop will focus on the finance officer’s role in the asset management process from the asset management framework to the capital plan and long term financial plan integration. Topics will include asset inventory, levels of service, full lifecycle cost model, prioritization, the infrastructure deficit, and funding the asset management plan.

Workshop runs September 24th & 25th, 2018 |  Member pricing $720

Register HERE 

As you may know, the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI.CA) has an opportunity for up to seven smaller/rural local governments in a single B.C. watershed area to participate in a municipal natural assets management project. This opportunity has received funding from NRCAN and the Province of BC.

Next Friday, July 13 at 11:00 PDT there is a webinar to explain more about this opportunity and answer any questions that you may have.

Webinar details can be found here.


Asset Management BC will again be hosting 3-day NAMS training sessions for local government staff across BC based on demand. The training sessions will provide staff with a broad and holistic understanding of Asset Management practices. Participants will leave equipped with the knowledge and resources to develop and implement an asset management program in their local government. The cost for registration in $1,650 per person plus GST.

Once again in 2018 a training subsidy of 50% is available from UBCM for up to three registrants per local government.

 

 

Dates and locations for workshops currently scheduled are:

Courtenay – 3-day NAMS Training: October 31st – November 2nd, 2018

The Old House Hotel, Courtenay – To Register through CivicInfo BC >> click here

 

 

Other workshops will be scheduled based on demand. Email AMBC to inquire about scheduling.

 

 

For more information on the 2018 NAMS training program and registration please click here.

A new tool is available to help staff and Councils understand the current sustainability of the services being provided in their communities. The Service Sustainability Assessment Tool was made to help local governments identify current sustainability performance and prepare for the future. Once populated with data, the ‘Dashboard’ tool can generate reports for staff, management, and Council. To check out the tool click here

The theme of the 2017 Asset Management BC Conference was Asset Management: Scalable – Doable – Achievable.

All presentations, with the permission of the speaker, are now available and can be found in the Resources section or >> click here

Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 Asset Management BC Conference.

The Status of Asset Management in British Columbia: Results from the 2016 Gas Tax Fund Asset Management Baseline Survey is now available.

 

In May 2016, UBCM launched the Phase 1 Asset Management Assessment Form – Baseline Survey collecting responses from all 189 local governments in BC.  While each local government provided discrete data, this report describes cumulative data only.  Results from the survey are the first of its kind in BC and confirm what was known anecdotally; there is a growing awareness of the importance of asset management to support the long-term delivery of local government services.