City of Peterborough, Ontario
The City of Peterborough (population ~81,000) is located on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, about 270 kilometres southwest of Ottawa.
Peterborough has three main interests in natural asset management. First, it wants to better understand the core municipal services that natural assets provide, or could potentially provide, and risks natural assets may be exposed to. Second, Peterborough wants to identify opportunities for well-managed natural assets to deliver these services on their own, or as a complement to existing engineered assets. Third, Peterborough wants to enhance awareness of green infrastructure and ecosystem services across the local government to better inform planning and management activities.