Flood resilience and resistance for critical infrastructure

Author(s): McBain, Will; Retter, Matthias; Wilkes, David

This publication addresses some of the critical infrastructure (CI) issues raised by severe flooding in the UK. It provides an overview of how the risk posed to CI systems by flooding is now managed across the UK. The publication outlines the regulatory framework and provides insight into the main issues now faced by the industry in this area. A brief introduction is given to the principles of flood risk management to place flood resilience and resistance into a wider context. A range of case studies is provided that describes the lessons identified by infrastructure owners and operators who have suffered flooding problems in the past.