BCWWA Annual Conference Seminar:
How to Build Robust Asset Management Plans that Prepare You for the Unexpected
Sunday Seminar at the BCWWA 42nd Annual Conference & Trade Show
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC
Asset management planning is an essential tool for evaluating risks, establishing priorities, and developing political and public support for appropriate policy and investment in asset renewal. This workshop will address how utilities and municipalities can plan for infrastructure renewal in a way that proactively mitigates risks while protecting financial sustainability.
Today, more than ever before, planners and decision makers are held accountable for outcomes that are sometimes beyond their control – unexpected hazards and unforeseen events can interfere with well-intentioned asset management plans, having impacts that range from problematic to catastrophic. It is possible to minimize these surprises with an asset management plan that is backed by transparent and rational risk-based decision making and risk communication.
Workshop leader, Dr. Franco Oboni, is an internationally acclaimed expert in infrastructure risk analysis who works with leading Fortune 500 companies, national and local governments, and utilities to help them develop asset management plans that consider the consequences of potential hazards in order to set clear, risk-based priorities for capital investment. Franco is a civil engineer, with more than 30 years of experience assessing and quantifying risk.
This workshop will address:
- The dos and don’ts of risk and crisis management applied to infrastructure systems.
- How risk analysis can be integrated into asset management planning.
- How to set clear risk-based priorities for capital budgeting to ensure transparent, justifiable, sustainable asset renewal.
- How to make informed decisions for asset management by aligning risk mitigation with risk tolerance.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading risk management experts, at a special discounted rate of $499. Also included in the cost of your registration is access to the BCWWA trade show, featuring over 130 companies, technologies and products in the water industry. Space is limited, so register now!