● Update on CFRAM Developments

● The Law on Flooding & Planning

Flood Relief Scheme – Case Studies – Lessons learned

A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Date: 27th February 2019

Sponsored by:
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In the face of climate change floods are an inevitable side effect. This conference will examine the management programmes, resources available and how to put them into use in the effort to prevent future devastation. Evaluating case studies of what to do and what works for areas at high risk of flooding.

There will be an expert line up of speakers covering a range of important topics for those responsible for managing or preventing floods.

This event typically books up quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place. The Early Bird Rate of €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT) is still available, allowing you to attend, come out with a better understanding of developments in your sector and save money as well.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats are booked, so act quickly to avail of the saving.

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5 Structured CPD Points

This event will be of real interest to all engineers, civils contractors, local authorities, government departments, consultants, flood management consultants, water services and flood management suppliers, semi state agencies, regulators, universities, legal experts to the sector.

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening Remarks by conference chairperson

Flood Risk Management in Ireland: Updates on Management Programmes and Floods Directive

  • Update on the FRMP’s and progress in the implementation of the capital flood relief programme.
  • Implications of the CFRAM Programme and the FRMP’s for Local Authorities
  • Further National development in flood risk management
  • The second cycle of the ‘Floods’ Directive in Ireland

Speaker: Mark Adamson, Assistant Chief Engineer, Flood Relief and Risk Management Services, OPW

Adapting to Uncertain Flood Risk with The Impact of Climate Change

  • Understanding catchment hydrology
  • The tools for adapting and reducing flood risk
  • Flood defences are decreasing over time and not built for the future of climate change

Speaker: Dr Conor Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Geography, Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Maynooth University

Sustainable Drainage Systems in the face of Climate Change

  • International best practice policy approaches to green infrastructure
  • Challenges and opportunities for SuDS in a changing climate
  • Development of the ‘SuDS protocol’ as a trans-national approach to climate change
  • The Socio-economic analysis evaluation of SuDS

Speaker: John Paul Rooney, Chartered Engineer, Associate, Roughan & Donovan Consulting Engineers

Potential of hydraulic modelling in understanding and managing flood risk

  • Intro to hydraulic modelling
  • CFRAMSs and site- specific FRAs
  • 1D and 2D modelling
  • Case Study- Complex flood investigation with multiple modelled flood mechanisms

Speaker: Paul Singleton, BEng (hons) MSc CEng MIEI, Chartered Civil Engineer, McCloy Consulting

The Law on Flooding

  • Rights of riparian landowners to take reasonable flood defence action
  • The Law of Nuisance
  • Requirements for statutory undertakers delivering flood relief / defence works
  • Sewer flooding
  • Pending water Environment Bill discussed – to give full effect to the water framework directive, including addressing outstanding infringements

Speaker: Brendan Slattery, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald

Case Study Section

Cork City Flood Scheme €140m largest ever scheme undertaken in Ireland and why the OPW preferred solution is the right one for Cork

  • Why it’s the right scheme for flood victims.
  • Outline of before and after the scheme is delivered / who will benefit.
  • Why it will address the best way of building flood resilience.
  • Why Irish National Flood Forum, Cork Business Assoc, Cork City Councillors and Cork Chamber believe it’s the right scheme for Cork City.

Update on Flood Insurance Bill

  • Steps taken so far
  • What stage the Bill is at, what will change?

Speaker: Jer Buckley, Irish National Flood Forum

Flood Relief Scheme Design – Case Studies

  • Clonmel Flood Relief Scheme– A local solution to a local problem
  • South Western CFRAM Study– The development of a catchment-based approach to flood risk management
  • Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme– Using the catchment to manage flood risk

Speaker: Barry O’ Connor, Mott MacDonald Ireland

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Mark AdamsonMark Adamson

Assistant Chief Engineer, Flood Relief & Risk Management Services, OPW

Mark Adamson is the Head of the Flood Relief and Risk Management Division in the Office of Public Works in Ireland, where he has worked since 1998 having previously worked for a few years as a consultant in the UK and overseas.

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Mark is responsible for the implementation of the National CFRAM Programme and the EU ‘Floods’ Directive in Ireland, the advisory service to planning authorities on flood risk, climate change adaptation planning for flood risk management, and for the technical aspects of the design of flood relief schemes. Mark was also Chairman of the EU Working Group on Floods for six years.

Paul SingletonPaul Singleton

Senior Project Engineer, McCloy Consulting

Paul is a Chartered Civil & Environmental Engineer, specialising in Flood Risk Assessment, sustainable drainage (SuDS) and environmental assessment.

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He has worked extensively throughout UK and Ireland.  Paul has experience of a range of hydraulic modelling software and has led significant river modelling projects with application of 1D / 2D techniques to investigate complex mechanisms of flooding.

More recently he spent a 2 year sabbatical in in East Africa, where he led a team in delivery of water supply schemes for developing communities with works to the capital value of £400k. He returned to Ireland in 2016 to establish the McCloy Consulting Dublin office.

Paul is responsible for providing workshops and training seminars on flood risk and SuDS to the public and private sector throughout the UK and Ireland.

OSI-Logo-250x85Ordnance Survey Ireland is the national mapping agency in the Republic of Ireland. It is an information organisation whose business is to capture, process and distribute spatial information by means of advanced technology.

Ordnance Survey Ireland’s primary product is mapping services. Ordnance Survey Ireland produces urban, rural and tourist and leisure mapping at a variety of scales. This mapping is produced in digital form as well as on paper. In addition, the base data used to create the map products is also used to produce other products such as aerial photography/ orthophotography and Digital Terrain Models and Environmental Reports. It also has an extensive database of historic mapping data from the 1830’s. Ordnance Survey Ireland licenses the use of its data for a wide range of computer based applications such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


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Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)

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