WaterTAP recognizes that considering life-cycle costs in water infrastructure planning is a best practice that ensures infrastructure affordability and opens the door to innovative best-fit solutions. Although large communities tend to have the resources to undertake comprehensive asset management planning (AMP) with consideration of life-cycle costs, smaller communities often lack these resources.
To this end, WaterTAP has received support from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) to deliver asset management training workshops for small municipalities in southeastern and southwestern Ontario.
These workshops will build municipal capacity by increasing basic municipal AMP understanding and will provide guidance on how to incorporate life-cycle costing into AMP. The training will also focus on capacity identification within municipalities and capacity sharing between municipalities.
The Municipal Asset Management Program is a five-year, $50-million program designed to help municipalities make informed decisions about infrastructure investment. The program is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
For more information about WaterTAP’s workshops, please contact Dr. Lesley Herstein at lesley.herstein@WaterTAPontario.com.
FCM is the national voice of municipal government. In leading the municipal movement, FCM works to align federal and local priorities, recognizing that strong hometowns make for a strong Canada.