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Utilities and Corporate Services Committee Apr. 27, 2016

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The Apr. 27, 2016, Utilities and Corporate Services Committee meeting included:

Watershed Management Update 2015

Administration presented a report for information on the progress of watershed management planning. Committee heard that Calgary is achieving its established Utility targets relating to river water withdrawal, per capita water consumption, and total suspended solid loading to the river. Moving forward, the Utilities will continue to refine watershed management strategies by reviewing or setting overarching goals, assessing current and future risks, setting targets, key performance indicators and reporting mechanisms, and through the development and implementation of programs for each goal. The committee received the report for information.

Flood Resiliency And Mitigation 2015 Annual Update

Administration presented The Flood Resiliency and Mitigation 2015 annual update, which highlighted progress since the 2014 Annual Report and is based on the recommendations from the Expert Management Panel Report on River Flood Mitigation. The committee received the report for information.

Water Services Zero-based Review Implementation Plan

Administration presented a report providing progress updates and an implementation plan for the five theme areas of recommendation reported by Scottish Water International (SWI) in the Water Services Zero-Based Review (ZBR): Performance Measurement, Trenchless Technology, Resource Optimization, Customer Experience and Risk Based Maintenance. Since sharing these recommendations with Council in March 2015, Water Services assembled action teams to further assess the feasibility and opportunity of all recommendations. Based on the analysis Water Services has identified $6.1 million in annual savings that can be achieved by 2020 and already realized $1.2 million of those financial benefits in 2015. The committee received the report for information.

2015 Corporate Environment, Health & Safety Annual Report

Administration presented the Corporate Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) 2015 Annual Report on The City’s achievements within the areas of corporate environmental and occupational health and safety. Key achievements for The Corporation in 2015 included a large solar panel installation at Southland Leisure Centre, infrastructure improvements on a large contaminated site, piloting interim uses for two City-owned brownfield sites, and continued emphasis on environmental driving behaviour adoption by The City’s fleet of drivers. With respect to employee safety, injury data reporting suggests The City is moving in a positive direction. This is complemented by the introduction of a corporate-wide online safety data management system that allows employees to report injuries online, and for leaders to investigate incidents more easily, as well as a focus on helping leaders accommodate injured or ill employees back to work. The committee received the report for information.


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