This is an interesting framework for using PPP's. Governments and private sector providers often work together to help recover from a disaster - what if they formed partnerships to create infrastructure in advance to mitigate the effects of disasters (such as overflow facilities built to better manage flooding)? This article documents a panel discussion on why it's a good idea, and some of the questions you can anticipate in getting started.
“It’s hard to make friends when you need them,” he said. “When you’re talking about disasters and disaster mitigation, it starts with relationships, and it starts way before the event happens.”