Gibson’s Eco-asset Strategy

Gibsons is one the first Canadian municipalities to explore managing the natural capital, such as green space, aquifers, foreshore area and creeks, using infrastructure and financial management concepts that are systematically applied to managing engineered assets. The rationale is that the natural services provided by these systems have tangible value to the community as, or more, effective as engineered infrastructure. 

Bringing these natural assets into the same asset management system as engineered infrastructure recognizes the quantifiable value they provide to the community and integrates them into the municipal framework for operating budgets, maintenance and regular support.

View the Town of Gibsons' new Eco-Asset Strategy

Emanuel Machado, CAO
Town of Gibsons
Feb, 2015
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