Policy paper

Exercise watermark final report

A report into the findings of Exercise Watermark, Britain's biggest ever civil emergency exercise, designed to test the country's response to floods.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Exercise watermark - final report

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Exercise Watermark final report - Annexes

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It is the largest and most successful civil defence ‘preparedness’ event ever held in England and Wales.

The Pitt Review of the 2007 summer floods recommended a wide-ranging test of our emergency response to severe flood events that would engage the public.

Published 31 October 2011