Policy paper

Exercise watermark final report

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

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

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.