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How to Start & Fund an Asset Management Program From Scratch (#2021-35)


Local governments struggle with maintenance and operations of their assets while trying to upkeep their infrastructure to the required state of good repair, and comply with various regulations, condition assessments, and reporting requirements. Organizations confront challenges with tatical maintenance management, strategic asset management, strategic planning, capital and comprehensive planning, rate setting, project management, forecasts, and budgets, etc. While good asset management enables you to get the most from your assets, understanding how to do it right is the key. This is easier to achieve than you might think, and your citizens will apreciate the ramifications - better service, rates, and responsive government. This is an immersive session that will discuss the basics and go beyond to equip you with the knowledge and a real time data driven approach to implemnet or enhance asset management programs for your utility/system.

Class will be held Virtually on the Zoom platform. All participants will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone that has Zoom videoconferencing software installed, and a good internet connection. If you don’t yet have Zoom, you can sign up and download here.

To sign up for this class, REGISTER ONLINE, or contact Jason Blais

Date:
December 8, 2021 (#2021-35)

Time:
8:00AM - 12:30AM EST(includes break)
Zoom session will begin at 7:50AM for attendance

Location:
Virtual Class through Zoom (we will email all registrants the Zoom link a few days prior to class).

Class Fee (per registrant):
MassRWA Members: FREE
Non-Members: FREE

Agency Approval:
4.0 TCH's for MA Water and Wastewater operators

Instructor:
Arnab Bhowmick, Aktivov Asset Management and Aakavs Consulting
Mr. Bhowmick has more than 21+ years of technical and managerial experience in business and operations, asset maintenance and management, GIS, emergency management, IT security, strategic planning, etc. He is currely the Chair of American Public Works Association (APWA) Asset Management Committee and has been advising the CxO level executives, City and District managers and department heads for a couple decases on asset managemetn, GIS, IT strategies, business continuity, technology trends, and e-governance. He has worked for many corporations including Weston, ESRI, Tata Group, founded Aktivov Asset Management and Aakavs Consulting, and has a bachelors in Civil Engineering and a masters in GIS/BIS and sustainable engineering technologies.


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Individuals registered for one of our training classes, seminars, and/or conferences will be charged the class fee if we have not received notice of canellation at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of class. Anyone contacting MassRWA to cancel enrollment in a training session will receive a cancellation number. In the event of an emergency, which would prevent attendance, please contact MassRWA as soon as possible with the details.

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