Integrated Rainwater Management: Move to a Levels-of-Service Approach to Sustainable Service Delivery
The link between asset management and the protection of a community’s natural resources is emerging as an important piece in Sustainable Service Delivery. “Asset management usually commences after something is built. The challenge is to think about what asset management entails BEFORE the asset is built. What level does a community wish to provide, and what level can it afford. Everyone needs to be thinking in terms of life-cycle costs, especially future recapitalization of the investment. This is not normally considered in traditional infrastructure decision-making,” stated Stan Westby.