A proposal for reducing the liability risk of local authorities arising from severe rainfall

A proposal is made for local authorities and other public works agencies to prepare for the likelihood of an increase in litigation concerning drainage failures in severe storms. An increase in litigation is forecast because of recent tort law reform, which has limited access to the courts for negligence claims involving personal injury, pain, and suffering. The preparations suggested include brainstorming and risk assessment of vulnerabilities, and prior arrangement of teams to capture hydrologic and hydraulic data immediately following every severe storm which might lead to litigation. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211724.

  • Authors:
    • IRISH, J
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01011348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:04PM