Alongside the Resilience Study scoping report, the Commission launched a call for evidence to help answer three key questions:
- What are the systemic issues that make infrastructure vulnerable to current shocks and future changes and how could they be addressed?
- What does the public expect of infrastructure services and how should their views be considered in decisions about resilience?
- What changes to governance and decision making could improve current levels of resilience and ensure future challenges are addressed?
The call for evidence lasted four weeks, closing on 18 October 2019. The Commission received submissions from 24 organisations, including operators, industry groups, consumer groups, local government, academia and consulting groups. All non-confidential responses are published here as an annex to the main report. The evidence gathered was used to support the Commission’s analysis and conclusions set out in the report Anticipate, React, Recover: Resilient infrastructure systems.
The collated responses to the call for evidence can be read here.