Pitt Review 2008

Sir Michael Pitt. 2008. Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods [The Pitt Review]. Cabinet Office, London.

Sir Michael Pitt’s review of the 2007 floods is comprehensive. The observations and recommendations have influence on the scope of policy on flooding today. This includes giving better advice to householders, planning and preparing for major flood events, and caring for people who are displaced or disrupted because of floods. Throughout the report are stories from catastrophic floods experienced in England in 2007, which highlights the different kinds of groups who are vulnerable to flooding. The review also endorsed the idea of a National Flood Emergency Framework – something which has since been developed.

The full report, and its accompanying sections, can be found here.