UBCM, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, presents British Columbia Local Government Awareness Week, which will run May 17-23, 2020.

 

To celebrate the hard work done around the province by local governments, join Asset Management BC daily as we visit people from around the province and learn how Asset Management Practices are helping them better manage the impacts of COVID 19.

 

Please follow Asset Management BC on twitter @AssetMBC and Linkedin Asset Management BC to view our daily video clips during Local Government Awareness Week.  #OurAssetsMatter

Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing requirements, we are exploring new education and training opportunities instead of hosting our in-person conference this fall. Like many associations, we are looking at how to best provide ongoing professional development until the time we can convene again in person,  in keeping with recommendations from our provincial health officer. Please stay tuned for updates! Here’s how:

Thank you for helping to make #OurAssetsMatter! Take care and stay well!

The presentations from the 2019 Asset Management BC Conference are now available online on the Resources page, under 2019 Asset Management BC Conference Presentations.

Thank you to all the speakers and delegates who participated. We look forward to seeing you next year!

The Canadian Infrastructure Report Card offers an objective look at the state of core public infrastructure across Canada. This is the third iteration of the report which provides a timely update and finds that the state of Canada’s infrastructure is at risk and will require significant attention in the coming decades.

To read more about the current status of Canada’s infrastructure >> click here

November 8, 2019  Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC – In conjunction with the annual conference, AMBC will be hosting its first full-day workshop on how to document and assess community levels of service in small communities.  This will begin with a one-hour session on what levels of service is and why it’s important, and transition into a workshop-style how […]

Public Sector Digest (PSD) is seeking municipalities interested in participating in a pilot initiative, rolling out the UKCIP climate change adaptation wizard in Canada. Your municipality will work with PSD and Dr. Peter Walton from Oxford University to introduce the climate change adaptation wizard to your asset management program.
 

To learn more about the pilot and how your municipality can participate >> click here

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

 

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