The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) is partnering with Urban Systems to deliver training in the Operationalization of Climate Change Through Asset Management (aka the ‘Applied Climate Action Cohort’). The Applied Climate Action Cohort is designed to support your municipality in advancing climate change and asset management objectives in an integrated and thoughtful way.
Asset management is a process for making more informed decisions as we plan for an uncertain future – making it an excellent candidate for preparing for the impacts of climate change and acting on adaptation and mitigation as part of broader service delivery goals.
As climate change introduces new risks to service delivery, finding solutions is going to require experimentation and iterative learning. Asset management provides a timely and cost-effective way of managing risks and teaches us to iterate on continuous improvements. Pairing climate change with asset management is a natural fit, especially when it comes to implementation.
The Applied Climate Action Cohort will be highly adaptive, collaborative, relevant, and equip municipalities from various backgrounds with tools to address diverse challenges. The cohort is designed to progress climate action and asset management in the context of your community; check-in support with subject matter experts will be provided after every workshop to help you identify challenges and get the highest value.
Participants will come out of the Applied Climate Action Cohort equipped with knowledge about best practice for operationalizing climate change and deliverables customized to their municipal context .
If your organization sees the value in integrating climate change into infrastructure planning, you are highly encouraged to apply.
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The Applied Climate Action Cohort will take place over four workshops held from September 2022 through to June 2023. All workshops will be delivered virtually with consideration of multiple time zones.
Each workshop will consist of six hours of instructional time and participants should expect to complete implementation work between workshops to advance their asset management programs. There will be check-ins between workshops to provide tailored support to overcome barriers.
One of the outcomes of the Applied Climate Action Cohort is to develop case studies that provide insights into key challenges that municipalities have encountered, and lessons learned. Case studies will be completed for municipalities by November 2023 at the latest.
The first virtual workshop will consist of two, three-hour sessions on consecutive days and is tentatively scheduled for September 14/15, 2022.
A: Yes, Regional Districts are eligible and encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest for participation!
A: Yes, First Nations with service agreements with neighbouring municipalities are eligible and encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest for participation!