Case Studies

Flood Modelling 

UK Comparisons 


A one-day conference

27th January 2021



This conference will inform you on everything you need to know about flood management in Ireland including legislation changes, best practice and will look at what to expect in the future. We will examine flood management nationwide, including recent developments, SuDS and the use of modelling in communicating flood risk in real time. 

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 CPD Certified 

Case studies will be examined, how issues were handled and lessons learned from the flood studies update.
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.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Kevin O’Sullivan, Environment & Science Editor at The Irish Times

Can the momentum to address climate change drive a unified approach to flood risk management, river restoration and the water framework agenda?

Speaker: John Paul Rooney, Chartered Engineer, Associate Roughan & O’Donovan

  • Can the momentum to address climate change drive a unified approach to flood risk management, river restoration and the water framework agenda?
  • Climate Change and Urban Regeneration – challenges and opportunities 
  • How rural flooding can be addressed to maximise co-benefits and synergies with climate action plans
  • Linking sustainable stormwater management practice and river restoration
  • Flood Risk Policy and Climate Change
  • OPW Guidelines and the current status of climate change assessment
  • Issues around Flood Zoning / development control and climate change
  • Future steps and suggestions for increasing climate change resilience through Planning
Practical flood modelling displays for communicating flood risk and impact in real-time

Speaker: Dr Steven Cole, Group Leader, Hydrological Forecasting, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

  • Ensemble rainfall/flood forecasting (verification and real-time interpretation),
  • Risk-based surface/fluvial flooding and impacts, and
  • Networks of flood forecasting models.
Lessons learned from the Flood Studies Update and future directions

Speaker: Oliver Nicholson, The Office of Public Works, Hydrology Section

  • Brief summary of the Flood Studies Update (FSU) methodologies.
  • Analysis of feedback from users of the FSU since its launch
  • Introduction to Flood Estimation Methodologies for Ireland (FEMI) Programme, which will be the successor of the FSU
  • The FEMI Work Package on Climate change allowances for flood estimation
  • The FEMI Work Package on Small catchment flood estimation
  • The FEMI Programme long term vision (e.g. revision of unit hydrograph method for Ireland)
Climate change and the law

Speaker: Danielle Conaghan Partner in the Environment & Planning Group in Arthur Cox

  • Climate change – water framework directive
  • The pending water abstraction regime
  • New climate change cases
Nature based solutions and green infrastructure

Speaker: Jonathan Cooper Managing Director, JBA Consulting

  • Case Examples
  • The Role of the Floods Directive
  • Geomorphological design of flood management schemes
  • Nature based solutions for flood risk – examples and benefits
  • SuDs – how natural processes need to work hand in hand with flood schemes and can be an alternative to schemes with low economic business case
Natural Water Retention Measures for flood mitigation in Ireland

Speaker: Professor Mary Bourke, Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin

  • Current and future climate scenarios (Hydrological Hazards)
  • Potential societal responses
  • Natural water retention measures

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 to name just a few

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees after the conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award


Early Bird Rate – €435+vat per person

Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.


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