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Next Steps in Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Asset Management

February 3 @ 6:51 pm


Friday, February 3, 2023
6:51 pm
A 3-part training series focused on next steps in incorporating green infrastructure into the municipal asset management planning process.

This course will provide municipal staff with an understanding of how to incorporate green infrastructure into the asset management planning process. This course builds on GIO’s first training series by focusing on the stages of asset management beyond asset inventories. Participants will learn about developing levels of service for green infrastructure as well as how to undertake lifecycle management and risk/criticality assessments for green infrastructure assets. For each of the topics we will cover examples of natural, engineered, and enhanced green infrastructure assets.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is or will be involved in incorporating green infrastructure into asset management plans. This includes asset management planners and those who manage green infrastructure such as parks and urban forestry staff. Participants are not required to have attended GIO’s introductory training series on green infrastructure asset management, but it would be helpful to have a solid basic understanding of asset management and green infrastructure to attend this series.

Session 1 – Green Infrastructure Levels of Service

October 21, 2021 from 1-2pm (eastern)

This session will focus on the second stage of asset management planning, defining levels of services. We will learn about levels of service and what they aim to do. We will provide an overview on how to define levels of service at a community and technical level and how to measure performance and set performance targets. We will also work through examples of how these concepts can be applied to different types of green infrastructure assets.

Session 2 – Green Infrastructure Lifecycle Management and Costing

November 4, 2021 from 1-2pm (eastern)

In this session participants will learn about the typical stages of asset lifecycle management from acquisition to disposal, and how these may or may not apply to green infrastructure. Development of a lifecycle management strategy is important because it identifies the management activities needed to ensure the provision of the proposed levels of service. We will also cover approaches to determining lifecycle costs for green infrastructure assets with some extra focus on natural assets. Finally, we will look at some examples of lifecycle management approaches for different types of green infrastructure.

Session 3 – Green Infrastructure Risk and Criticality

November 18, 2021 from 1-2pm (eastern)

This session will focus on conducting risk and criticality assessments for green infrastructure. Risk and criticality measures can allow municipalities to prioritize asset needs. This training will include information on modes of failure for green infrastructure assets, as well as how to assess probability of failure and consequence of failure and determine an overall criticality score. This session will also delve into different maturity levels for criticality assessments and discuss what types of analyses can be done at different levels of maturity.

For more information, visit: https://greeninfrastructureontario.org/gi-asset-management-planning/

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