Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop – Ontario
Theme: Green Infrastructure Asset Management
Studies have shown that Natural features, or Natural Assets, provide a suite of benefits including recreation, health and well-being, stormwater management, carbon sequestration, air quality regulation, water supply, habitat restoration, etc. These natural features fall under municipal jurisdiction and need a way to be accounted for in Asset Management Planning.
The Green Infrastructure Champions Program, in partnership with Asset Management Ontario (AMOntario) and the Town of Caledon, is hosting a one-day workshop for Ontario municipalities to explore the following objectives:
· Learn from local experts experienced in Green Infrastructure (Natural Asset) Asset Management Planning, Monitoring and Valuation.
· Gain insight into how planning for natural assets can be integrated with asset management planning as per O.Reg. 588/17 requirements.
· Learn how green infrastructure (GI) and natural asset management practices support stormwater risk reduction and resiliency efforts.
· Learn about the Green Infrastructure Champions Program and opportunities to receive technical assistance through mentoring network and mini-grant program.