Asset Management for Green Infrastructure






Asset Management for Green Infrastructure Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to Green Infrastructure and show you the practical steps you need to take to include Green Infrastructure in your asset management system.

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Green Infrastructure

Are you considering Green Infrastructure solutions? Currently considering how to incorporate Green Infrastructure into your Asset Management Planning process?

IPWEA invites you to attend this "Asset Management for Green Infrastructure” webinar to delve into the world of Green Infrastructure and how you can include it in your asset and financial management plans.

Green Infrastructure assets include street trees, gardens, parks, nature reserves, green walls and roofs, rivers, streams, water sensitive urban design components, mangroves, living shorelines, hybrid reefs and other nature based assets.

Together the benefits and enhanced services that Green Infrastructure assets can provide are extensive. Globally, the value of ecosystem services from Green Infrastructure has been estimated to provide benefits of US $125-140 trillion per year - more than 1.5 times the size of global GDP (Nature4Climate, 2023).

Benefits and services include:

  • stormwater reduction and treatment;
  • air and water quality improvement;
  • mitigation of urban heat island effects;
  • reduction of energy consumption in buildings;
  • the storing of carbon; protection of wildlife habitat;
  • enhanced tourism and recreational opportunities;
  • improvement in human health and well-being; and much more.

Green Infrastructure

Course Details

Format:  1 hour webinar
Date: Thursday July 18
Time: 19:00 - 20:00 (AEST)

Free for IFME Members.

Presentations Topic Areas

  • Definitions and descriptions of Green Infrastructure assets and the range of services they provide;
  • The values and benefits of Green Infrastructure;
  • The key elements of asset management and two current examples of asset management plans for Green Infrastructure
  • Q&A session with our key presenters.

Closed Captions Available:

To ensure an inclusive experience for all attendees, Closed Captions are available in multiple languages during our Zoom sessions. You can activate them by clicking the "CC" button once you join the session and selecting your preferred language from the Subtitle Settings.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define Green and Blue Infrastructure
  • Understand the services Green Infrastructure can provide
  • Outline the Green Infrastructure options for coasts, water and land
  • Explain the values and benefits of Green Infrastructure
  • Reflect on the challenges and costs for Green Infrastructure
  • Understand the principles of how to integrate Green Infrastructure into asset and financial management plans

Presenters

Jacqueline Balston

Jacqui Balston

Director of Sustainability | IPWEA

Dr. Balston has been an Applied Climate Scientist for the past 25 years and has researched the impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture, natural resources, ecosystems and the built environment.

She currently works as Director of Sustainability for IPWEA and is a member of the South Australian Government Climate Science Advisory Committee. She is also Director of Jacqueline Balston & Associates and provides local, state and federal governments and other organisations with climate change and sustainability advice. Previously she was climate change advisor to the South Australian Local Government Association and the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Group.

Jacqui Hansen

Jacqui Hansen

Senior Advisor Asset Management | IPWEA

Jacqui Hansen is a consulting civil engineer with 25 years’ experience in local government. She specialises in Asset Management and for 15 years has provided consulting services to local government, helping Councils to improve asset management practices and develop meaningful asset management plans. Her focus has always been the needs of regional, rural and remote communities. She brings her real-life experiences to the team.

Chris Champion

Chris Champion | Facilitator

Secretary General | International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME)

Chris Champion is the former long-time CEO of IPWEA Australasia. He is a Past National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia. Chris is the current Secretary General of the International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME). However, his current passion is as a Director on the Board of the Landscape Foundation of Australia (LFA). LFA exists to protect, restore, and enhance natural environments within Australia’s cities and towns. Chris sees natural asset management and green infrastructure as a real opportunity to progress this cause within local government.


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