Institution of Civil Engineers Raise Concerns over UK Infrastructure's Resilience to Future Conditions

2014-06-01

The impacts of a changing climate, growing populations, investment cuts and lack of maintenance are creating a real and serious risk that the UK’s infrastructure is inadequate to meet challenges that the future will undoubtedly bring, according to the recent report by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

In the State of the Nation Infrastructure 2014 report, flood management was one of three sectors that cause concern and require most attention by those in policy and industry domains.  Maintenance of flood management assets was also highlighted as a major issue due to figures that suggest that between 2015 and 2020, government will spend £1.4 billion less on flood management that the EA’s estimated need.  The consequences of this could be severe, with the risk for’ major, unplanned interruptions in infrastructure networks and the resulting impact on society and the economy’.

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