This eight module course, over eight half days, is designed to develop skills and knowledge in flood risk management for key Local Authority staff involved in managing, planning and responding to flood risk while also highlighting the need to implement climate action in this area.
To develop skills and knowledge in flood risk management for key Local Authority staff involved in managing, planning and responding to flood risk while also highlighting the need to implement climate.
The focus of the training programme is to provide a general overview of flood policy in Ireland and the role and responsibilities of Local Authorities in this area, as well as providing guidance on implementing the Planning Guidelines and undertaking or reviewing Flood Risk Assessments. The training will also provide participants with an overview on how flooding can occur, the increasing risk due to climate change, and how to adapt and build resilience and resistance to this risk.
1. Introduction to Flood Risk Management & Policy
2. Sources, Pathways & Impacts of Flooding
3. Spatial Planning & Flood Risk Assessment
4. Flood Modelling & Flood Risk Assessments
5. Flood Alleviation Solutions
6. Flood Risk & Emergency Response
7. Project Managing Flood Projects 1
8. Project Managing Flood Projects 2
Elizabeth Russell, Freya Whittaker, Jeremy Benn, Hannah Chisnall, Caoimhe Downing, Emily Risk, Mark Dwyer, Michael O'Donoghue, Evie Whatling, Jonathan Cooper - JBA Consulting
Nicola Haran, Patrick Hall, Conor Galvin, John Martin, Ciaran Lewis, Vincent Rhatigan, Colette Davis, Kevin Sheridan, Sean Langan - OPW
Conor Ruane - LAWPRO
Silvia Caloca-Casado, Ted McCormack - Geological Survey Ireland
Trish Murphy - Inishowen Rivers Trust
8 half days online
Assessment & certification
No formal assessment or certification. CPD Points available.
Who should attend
All Local Authority Staff involved to any degree with the range of Flood Risk Management Activities in their Local Authority, covered in this training programme.