SC080045 - Flood Resilience and Resistance for Critical Infrastructure

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/11/2008
End date:30/11/2010
Contractor:
  • CIRIA
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

This project focused on how the critical services provided by energy, water, sewage and other service providers are affected by and protected during floods. The research was carried out by CIRIA and builds on previous work on flood resilience, and aims to address the issues raised by severe flooding such as in 2007. The resulting report outlines the key challenges facing infrastructure providers, provides case studies of lessons learnt from previous flooding, and provides guidance on flood resilience measures which should be adopted as part of asset management plans and adaptation strategies.