Fundamentals in Flood Risk Assessment

Details

1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Overview

This one-day course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Flood Risk Assessments in Ireland. A flood risk assessment is the identification, quantification and communication of flood risk.

Course Overview

The course aims to provide an understanding of Flood Risk Assessments and how they are prepared in accordance with the Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines.  The Guidelines introduce comprehensive mechanisms for the incorporation of flood risk identification into the planning process.  The course will provide a full description of the Guidelines and the process of preparing a Flood Risk Assessment to show compliance with the Guidelines.  

Flood risk can be assessed at different scales, from the national, through regional and local to site-specific.  The course will describe the different scales but will concentrate specifically on Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments.

Programme

  1. INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANNING SYSTEM AND FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
    • Background and purpose of the Guidelines
    • Objectives of the Guidelines
  2. FLOODING- KEY CONCEPTS
    • Types and causes of flooding
    • Impacts of flooding on people, property, infrastructure and the environment
    • Understanding flood risk (likelihood of flooding and consequences of flooding)
    • Source-Pathway-Receptor Model
    • Flood zones – worked example
    • Climate change and flood risk assessment
    • Flood risk management plans
  3. PRINCIPLES AND KEY MECHANISMS
    • Planning principles when considering flood risk management
    • Sequential approach principles in flood risk management
    • Vulnerability classes of proposed developments– worked example
    • Introduction to the Justification Test
  4. FLOODING AND SPATIAL PLANNING
    • Scales used for flood risk
    • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
    • Development Plan Justification Test
  5. FLOODING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
    • The role of FRAs in good development management
    • Application of the Justification Test in development management
  6. SITE SPECIFIC FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENTS
    • Overview
    • General principles of flood risk assessment
    • Stages in the assessment of flood risk
    • Key outputs from a Site Specific Flood Risk Assessment (describing what each is and how it is obtained)
    • Overview of modelling
    • Drainage
  7. ADDRESSING FLOOD RISK IN THE DESIGN OF THE DEVELOPMENT
    • Core principles
    • Application of design consideration
    • Land uses
    • Landscape and drainage
    • Freeboard
    • Designing for residual flood risk
    • Exceedance
    • Floor levels
    • Internal layout
    • Flood resistant/ resilient construction
    • Emergency response planning
    • Access and egress
  8. SITE SPECIFIC FRA WORKED EXAMPLE

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for anyone who requires an introduction to, or develop their basic knowledge of, flood risk management.

Trainer Profiles

Andrew Jackson

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Andrew is a Director of the RPS Flood Risk Management team in Belfast.  Andrew has particular expertise in relation to flood risk assessments and the interaction of land use planning in areas at risk of flooding.  This has included national scale flood risk assessments to inform the National Planning Policy and Strategic and Regional Scale assessments to guide County Development Planning process.  Andrew has provided private and public sector developers with expert advice and assistance with individual planning applications and Environmental Impact Statements, and has prepared numerous flood risk assessments of various sizes and scales across Ireland which has provided him with an extensive knowledge of the interaction between Planning Policy and flood risk management best practice.  Andrew has acted as an expert witness in matters relating to the Planning and Flood Risk Management Guidelines.  Andrew is a Chartered Member of ICE and Engineers Ireland.

Diane McGinnis

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Diane is an Associate in the RPS Flood Risk Management team in Belfast.  Diane has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of flood risk management.  Diane has been responsible for the project management of a number of public and private sector projects in the UK and Ireland, ranging from site specific flood risk assessments to national level strategic appraisals.  Diane has prepared Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments for a wide range of commercial, domestic and recreational developments in support of planning applications.  Diane is a Chartered Member of ICE and Engineers Ireland.

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Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie