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State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2014

26 June 2014

Infrastructure is vital to society. It enables sustainable economic growth and improves quality of life. Infrastructure networks provide:

  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Water supply
  • Flood protection
  • Waste management
  • The transportation of people and essential goods

The approach to delivering and maintaining infrastructure requires attention. If we are to compete in the global economy the UK’s infrastructure must:

  • Meet the challenges we are now encountering
  • Adapt to extreme climactic conditions
  • Meet demands from a growing population

This means that we can no longer provide and operate infrastructure at all times and to the high levels of service expected.

State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2014

Content type: Policy

Authors: ICE

  • Andrew Wescott, head of policy and public affairs at ICE