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Aligning Your Asset Management Program with Climate Change Adaptation




 Original air date | January 9, 2019 

(recording) - March 7, 2019 at 10 AM - 11:15 AM ET and 1 PM - 2:15PM ET

 (recording) - April 16, 2019 at  10 AM - 11:15 AM ET and 1 PM - 2:15PM ET

Asset management capacity and maturity continues to develop at the municipal level in Canada, in part driven by Federal Gas Tax requirements. Simultaneously, municipalities from coast to coast are taking their first steps in climate change adaptation planning as the impact of severe weather on our communities becomes more significant. This webinar will discuss how municipalities can align their asset management programs with available climate change adaptation measures.

The purpose of the webinar is to provide attendees with real examples of how municipalities are integrating climate change adaptation into their asset management activities and ongoing program development. Adam Smith, the Special Projects and Research Officer for the Northern Ontario community of Kenora, will describe his current work developing an Asset Management Risk Matrix that incorporates climate change vulnerabilities for Kenora's infrastructure. Dr Pete Walton will discuss the UK Climate Impacts Programme‚Äôs Adaptation Wizard; a framework to help build climate change adaption into organizations and governments. John Murray of PSD and Dustin Carey of FCM will round out the panel with additional insights and recommendations for achieving greater outcomes in both asset management and climate change adaptation through a collaborative and strategic corporate-wide approach.


  • Adam Smith, Special Projects and Research Officer, City of Kenora
  • Dustin Carey, Capacity Building Officer, Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, FCM
  • Dr Pete Walton, Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow based in UKCIP, University of Oxford
  • John Murray, Asset Management Strategy and Performance, PSD