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British Columbia: New guidelines help engineers, geoscientists to integrate natural asset management

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Newly-published professional practice guidelines from the provincial regulator aim to ensure that British Columbia’s engineering and geoscience professionals are considering natural asset management in their planning and decision-making processes alongside their engineered green and grey infrastructure, says the CEO of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The regulator also partnered with the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) to produce a companion document that offers detailed guidance on how to effectively integrate natural assets into asset management for local governments.

Natural assets such as urban green spaces, parks, wetlands and protected areas can provide important stormwater management services, reduce flooding, offer recreation spaces, and buffer the effect of extreme heat in urban settings.

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