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

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.

There are still plenty of great BCWWA events left in 2017! Whether you are wanting to learn more about emerging water and wastewater topics and trends or attend a conference there are several upcoming events that may be of interest to you. For more information about upcoming events and how to register click here >

If you’re looking to complete some additional operator training classes or online learning before years end check out the operator education calendar here >

 

Understanding the lifecycle cost implications of land-use decisions over time can help reduce future infrastructure costs. To assist local governments in estimating the life cycle-cost implications of different types of developments over a 100 year period, the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (MCSCD), in collaboration with local governments, other agencies and the private sector has developed the Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool. The Tool is excel-based and open source. Links to the Tool and User Guide can be found here.

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.