Flood Risk ● Modelling ● Defences
● Climate Change ● Groundwater Flooding ● Legal Issues ● Case Studies
A one-day conference
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Date: 12th February 2020
This conference will keep you informed on everything you need to know about flood management in Ireland including legislation changes, best practice and will provide highly useful information on what to expect in the future. We will examine flood management nationwide, including recent developments, SuDS and the use of hydraulic modelling in better understanding and management of flood risk. Case studies will be examined, how issues were handled and lessons learned. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in flood management, particularly engineers, consultants, civil contractors, local authorities, planners, surveyors, semi state bodies to name a few.
On top of the information received on the day, there are excellent networking opportunities throughout the day, giving you the chance to engage with others in your field, make connections, and create possible future business.
5 Structured CPD Points
This event will be of real interest to all engineers, civils contractors, local authorities, government departments, surveyors, semi state agencies, consultants, flood management consultants, water services and flood management suppliers, regulators, universities, legal experts to the sector.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Kevin O’Sullivan, Environment & Science Editor at The Irish Times
Overview of the OPW Climate Adaption Plan
Speaker: Dr Wolfram Schlüter, Engineer, OPW (Office of Public Works)
Nature Based Solutions for Flood Management – Drivers and Benefits
Speaker: Jonathan Cooper, Managing Director, JBA Consulting
Improving our Understanding of Groundwater Flooding in Ireland
Speaker: Ted McCormack, Chartered Engineer, Geological Survey Ireland
Fingal Case Study: Using surface water management plans to meet the demands of the Floods Directive and the Water Framework Directive.
Speaker: John Paul Rooney, Chartered Engineer, Associate, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting engineers
What Mischief Are Lawyers Making About Flood Risk
Speaker: Brendan Slattery, McCann Fitzgerald
CFRAM to design – how latest modelling methods support efficient project delivery
Speaker: Richard Crowder, Director, Jacobs
Challenges of Urban Watercourse Modelling – River Poddle
Speaker: Ed Gower, Chief Engineer, Black & Veatch
|Flood Related Claims, Insurance, Risk and Loss Prevention
Speaker: Sean Coleman, Coleman Risk
There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award
Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
With almost twenty years’ experience in the areas of environment, planning and climate change, Brendan is recognised as an expert in both planning and environmental law at national and EU level, having advised regulatory authorities, statutory bodies, local authorities and developers on the delivery of a wide range of local and national projects.Read more
In recent years, Brendan has advised on almost every significant infrastructure project across Ireland spanning the areas of energy, transport, water, wastewater and the agri-business sector.
Brendan lectures significantly in planning law on each of the Professional Practice Course in Conveyancing, the Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing and the Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law. He also lectures in planning and environmental law on the Diploma in Physical Planning, the Diploma in Environmental Engineering, the MSc in Environmental Science and the MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation.
John Paul Rooney
Chartered Engineer, Associate, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers
John Paul is an Associate with Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers and leads the Water Engineering section of the company.Read more
He is a member of the Engineers Ireland Water and Environmental Committee and the 2018 Flood Advisory Group, and for the past 16 years has worked as a contractor and consulting engineer on a broad range of civil and structural engineering projects for the public and private sectors. In recent years, he has undertaken research examining the effectiveness of national, regional and local sustainable drainage policies in Ireland and abroad.
As Roughan & O’Donovan’s scientific lead on the European-funded CEDR WATCH project, John Paul is looking at ways to address the challenge of attaining effective and sustainable stormwater management practices in the face of climate change.
Coleman Risk Consulting
Sean Coleman has more than 35 years’ experience as a Risk Management Practitioner with experience across a very broad range of organisations and disciplines.Read more
He has worked with a number of Insurers and was Risk Consulting Practice Leader for Marsh in Ireland up until 2012.Sean has worked with a diverse range of clients (On line gaming to Government enforcing agencies) in the implementation of Risk Management systems including Business Continuity employing a wide variety of risk assessment techniques.
In terms of ISO 31000 Sean has co-authored the Irish Guidelines and has sat on the NSAI Risk Management Standards Consultative Committee for 6 years. He is currently the Irish Subject matter expert and representative on 31010 Risk assessment techniques (under revision).
Chartered Engineer, Geological Survey Ireland
Ted lead the Groundwater Flood Project (2016-2019) and has recently been appointed as project lead for the newly initiated Groundwater Climate Action Project.Read more
A specialist in the hydrology and hydrogeology of karst regions, Ted has worked alongside the OPW and local authorities to monitor, model and map groundwater flooding in Ireland using both traditional techniques and remote sensing methods.
Engineer, Office of Public Works
Wolfram Schlüter is a Chartered Engineer and Water and Environmental Manager with over seventeen years’ experience in Consultancy and covering the field of Hydrological Analysis and Flood Risk Management.Read more
During that time Wolfram managed a wide range of projects throughout Ireland, the UK and New Zealand.
In April of last year, Wolfram joined the Flood Relief and Risk Management Division of the Office of Public Work and is overseeing a team that is working on delivering a range of flood relief schemes throughout the country. Since joining the OPW Wolfram also assisted in developing the new Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Flood Risk Management that forms part of the Governments Climate Action Plan.
Dr Richard Crowder is an internationally recognised flood risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience involving research, innovation, project delivery, framework management, and business leadership.Read more
Richard is known for taking on challenging projects and using innovation and digital delivery to solve problems and deliver projects in new and more efficient ways.
Richard was the lead researcher on the first two flood modelling software benchmarking studies undertaken by the Environment Agency, England. After completing the second of these studies Richard joined Halcrow (now Jacobs) and for the last 10 years has been the director responsible for the Flood Modeller software.
Richard was the project director for the pilot (Lee) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment Management (CFRAM) and the Fingal East Meath CFRAM studies in Ireland. Both studies helped define the CFRAM appraisal process and flood mapping standards in Ireland.
For more than 15 years Richard has held a leadership role in delivering work to the Environment Agency. Roles have included project manager, project director, framework manager, and framework director. Services delivered have covered the full range of flood risk management disciplines including flood modelling, flood forecasting, scheme appraisal, engineering design, and asset management.
Richard has held senior leadership roles in Halcrow, CH2M and now Jacobs. At Halcrow he was Regional Director (Europe) responsible for growth across the water sector. He is currently part of Jacobs’ Water Catchment Management leadership team and is the Director responsible for growth.
Ordnance 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).
In responding to the challenge of improving flood alleviation in Ireland, Nicolas O’ Dwyer and Black & Veatch have established a partnership which combines global international expertise with local insight and experience. We are currently working with local authorities and the OPW deliver flood resilient solutions throughout the country.
For more information visit www.bv.com
Developed for over 40 years, Jacobs’ Flood Modeller software delivers a fully-integrated flood modelling experience, allowing users to model rivers, floodplains and urban areas. Its innovative Flood Cloud service enables users to seamlessly undertake flood modelling using Flood Modeller, TUFLOW and HEC-RAS, at any scale, in the cloud.
For further information, visit www.floodmodeller.com
Bluesky specialises in aerial survey generating Geospatial Data from the most advanced aerial survey equipment available. Products include ortho-rectified aerial photography, Digital Terrain models (DTM), Digital Surface Models (DSM), airborne LiDAR and Topographic Mapping. We undertake a huge amount of aerial survey work in Ireland and have provided accurate terrain data for several flood management schemes around the country. We offer complete national coverage down to smaller sites, such as forests, wind farms, quarries, archaeological sites, coastal and environmentally sensitive areas.
For further information, visit www.bluesky-world.ie
DEFE Flood Barriers is an Irish company which was set up in 2018. We offer customised flood barrier protection for your home, business and community. Our flood barriers are tailored to the specific requirements of our clients, offering a unique, made-to-measure product.
For more information visit www.defefloodbarriers.ie
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
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