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Flood Risk Management: Protecting and Planning for our Communities

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 12 February 2014
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €195
    Non-Members: €245
    WEB PRICE: Book online and receive a further 10% discount
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  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

This event is part of Engineers Week

Seminar Overview

Flooding has become a more prevalent natural event in Ireland, having serious effect on our communities with both people and places being left devastated.  With frequency and magnitude of flooding events increasing, the race is on to ensure that plans and resources are in place to best protect our communities. 
Reflections from previous flooding events are necessary to inform preparation for the future.  Experts from a range of disciplines and organisations will come together to share experiences and knowledge about not only what is happening at a national level, but drilling down into how specific communities are implementing plans to offer the best protection for their local area.  This timely seminar will examine not only what is currently being done to help protect our communities, but also look at lessons learned from recent flooding events to highlight future planning opportunities.
Seminar Aim
To inform delegates of the latest information on flood planning and protection measures and to learn from current best practice examples.
Who Should Attend

This seminar has been designed and developed for both private and public sector engineering professionals and technicians who are involved or have an interest in the planning, environmental management, design, safety and emergency services.  

Presentations Include:

  • Mark Adamson, Chartered Engineer, Head of Flood Relief and Risk Management Division, Office of Public Works, Planning for Safe and Sustainable Communities
  • Liam Basquille, Principal Officer, Flood Risk Management Section, Office of Public Works, The OPW Capital Works Programme - Protecting Our Communities
  • Jonathan Cooper, Managing Director, JBA Consulting, Successes and challenges of the Planning and Flood Risk Management -  Guidelines 4 years on from its introduction
  • Dr Jimmy Murphy, Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre, University College Cork, The Impact of Coastal Flooding
  • Gavin O'Donovan, Chartered Engineer, RPS, Waterford Flood Alleviation Scheme & Dodder Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study
  • Paul Moroney, Chartered EngineerClare County Council, Flood Management and Flood Forecasting
  • Sean Lenihan, Chartered Engineer, Clare County Council, Lessons learned from Previous Flooding Events and Update from January 2014 Flooding
  • Liam Gavin, Senior Engineer, Roads Transportation, Marine & General Services, Galway County Council, Storm Damage in County Galway – Winter 2013/2014
  • David Keane, Chartered Engineer, Cork County Council, Cork flooding events: where are we now?

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12 February 2014