The Pitt Review: Implications for the National Infrastructure

Flood 2The Pitt Review, published in December 2007, assesses the impact of the summer floods and the lessons that can be drawn from them.

One assessment is that as the damage and disruption caused by natural disasters is not dissimilar to that resulting from a terrorist attack, the Government could potentially issue guidance on flood resilience in a way similar to how the CPNI provides information on terrorist threats.

However, as most information surrounding natural disasters is not sensitive, something akin to current Health at Safety at Work regulation may be a more appropriate model.

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