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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities InfraGuide or FCM InfraGuide is a best practice exchange among municipalities to aid in better public management of infrastructural capital assets. Its mandate is "innovations and best practices in sustainable municipal infrastructure".
It advocates a "bottom-up approach" to "knowledge sharing" of "Canadian experience and research", and "national co-operation and participation" to "help decision-makers and technical staff -- in the public and private sectors -- make informed, smart decisions about maintaining, repairing and upgrading the infrastructure that sustains our quality of life." Areas in which it gathers such best practices:
- municipal decision making and investment planning
- potable water supply
- stormwater and waste water
- roads and sidewalks
- environmental protocols
- multi-discipline practices relevant to several such areas
Additional areas including continuous municipal performance audits, information technology and communications technology , are under consideration. For instance a project to reduce total cost of ownership of IT assets by better boot image management and control among larger-scale municipal government agencies. Also there are anticipated to be several projects prompted by the Kyoto Protocol requirements for greenhouse gas control .
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