Asset Management: A Framework for British Columbia

Understanding asset management will help governments take climate action in government infrastructure and help understand and manage risk. Climate change is a significant risk to many of the critical services delivered by local governments.  

Sustainable Service Delivery
Sustainable Service Delivery ensures that current community service needs, and how those services are delivered (in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible manner), do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Communities build and maintain infrastructure to provide services. These services support our quality of life, protect our health and safety, and promote social, economic and environmental well-being.
 
Failure to care for our infrastructure, manage our natural resources and protect the benefits provided by nature risks degrading, or even losing, the services communities enjoy, and that future generations may rely on.
 
Sound asset management practices support Sustainable Service Delivery by considering community priorities, informed by an understanding of the trade-offs between the available
resources and the desired services. 
Author: Asset Management BC
Publishers: Asset Management BC & UBCM
Dec, 2014
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