Critical national infrastructure: interruptions are “largely preventable”

With power and water vital to daily life, infrastructure needs to be resistant to collapse and engineered to recover quickly. But the reality is often ageing, under maintained systems that are liable to fail in the wake of a catastrophe.

In the latest edition of Reason magazine, we explore how governments, businesses and NGOs can help ensure the resilience of critical infrastructure through the adoption of standards and emergency response plans, collaboration in the resilience-building process and appropriate risk assessment and management.