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Asset Management for Stormwater is a Course

Asset Management for Stormwater

Mar 1 - Feb 28, 2021


Full course description


This course is designed to provide stormwater managers, professionals, local leaders and their staff with an overview of the components necessary to implement a comprehensive asset management program. Asset management is maintaining a desired level of service at the lowest life cycle cost. In simple terms, it provides a means of determining the best way to spend your limited dollars to achieve maximum impact. In these times of doing more with less, it’s about doing less "better.” Ultimately, asset management provides a framework to make data-driven decisions about how to operate, maintain, repair, rehabilitate, and replace assets. This course will walk you through five core components of asset management as they relate to stormwater management: current state of assets, level of service, criticality, life cycle costing, and long-term funding.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction and Inventory of Assets (15 min)

Module 2: Level of Service (20 min)

Module 3: Critical Asset Assessment (20 min)

Module 4: Life Cycle Costing (20 min)

Module 5: Long-term Funding (15 min)

Course Developers

                          MOST Center

This MOST Center course is based on the A.M. KAN Work! Tool, developed by the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico. The application to stormwater was advanced by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland.


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Release Date:
November 2016
Time Limit:
Until February 28, 2021
1 hour 30 minutes
$20 Now FREE*
Eligible for:
Certificate of Completion
Includes but not limited to: Stormwater Managers, Stormwater Professionals, Local Elected Officials, and Local Government Staff


*Users may enroll in this course free of charge until February 28, 2021 or until Open Learning registrations across all MOST Center courses reach 2,300.

Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see

This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course. Contact OES if you experience any issues enrolling:


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