Learning from the City of Greater Geelong, Australia

Michelle Walker, City Manager, City of Greater Geelong, Australia will discuss balancing municipal needs with restricted federal, state, and local resources to achieve maximum value for citizens. Ms. Walker has focused on municipal asset management for the past 14 years after being a Senior Engineer in the Australian Department of Transport and Main Roads. She will discuss the success achieved with intentional federal and local asset management integration. https://youtu.be/BbZ7rS-U0P...
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How the U.S. can Benefit from International Approaches to Asset Management

Ashay Prabhu, Founder and President of Assetic by Dude Solutions, will describe and model proven infrastructure asset management strategic approaches that maximize financial value in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and elsewhere. The U.S. can consider this model when addressing IIJA fund distributions. https://youtu.be/FbHKVcmKTq4
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How to Achieve Long-Term Success with IIJA

Chris Vick, Asset Management Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at the ALN 2021 Annual Event, “…(our 30-year) Asset Management Report was due to Congress in March 2021. The $1.4 billion Infrastructure Bill came out and Congress referenced the Asset Management Plan… They copied it word-for-word and took out our needs for the next five years…It is an opportunity to address all of our repair needs for the next 5 years. It is $3.2 billion.” https://youtu.be/UqMndotXa3U https://youtu....
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ASCE’s National Report Card Videos

Short Videos Highlight Real Stories of Why Infrastructure Investment is Needed Now *From the American Society of Civil Engineers Newsletter: Summer 2021* Earlier this year as part of ASCE's National Report Card launch, two videos were created to highlight the need to invest in infrastructure now. The first video, Below Our Feet, examines how a lead pipe replacement program in Pittsburgh is making a difference in at-risk communities. America's drinking water infrastructure can often b...
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