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Flood Risk Management

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee
    Member Rate: €245
    Non-Member Rate: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.


  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1

Seminar Overview

Ireland has suffered from some severe flood events over recent decades, including over the winter of 2015-16 when many thousands of properties were flooded, cut-off or at risk from flooding. It is likely that flood risk will increase into the future due to rising sea levels, increased rainfall in winter, more heavy rain days and more intense storms associated with climate change.

Significant work has been undertaken over recent years to assess and reduce the level of risk associated with flooding in Ireland, including through the National ‘CFRAM’ Programme and the capital flood relief programme. Much work is also ongoing to better understand and manage the risk, including risks assessments under climate change and the development of the National Flood Forecasting Service. There is however still much to be done, particularly as we face into an uncertain future.

Seminar Aim

The aim of this seminar is to bring experts from a range of disciplines and organisations together to share their experiences and knowledge of flood risk management and to learn from current best practice examples. Key speakers will discuss current and future issues in flood risk management including broad-scale and climate change risk assessments, the delivery of the major flood relief schemes and new approaches to reducing flood risk, and the development of flood risk preparedness and resilience.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will gain:

  • An understanding of the current approach to flood risk management in Ireland
  • Insights into cutting-edge assessments of flood risk assessment
  • An appreciation of current issues facing the delivery of structural ad non-structural flood risk reduction


  • Overview to Flood Risk Management | Mark Adamson, Head of Flood Relief and Risk Management Division, Office of Public Works
  • National Indicative Fluvial Flood Mapping (NIFM) | David Ramsbottom, Technical Director, HR Wallingford
  • Climate Impacts | Dr Wolfram Schluter, Office of Public Works
  • Urban Storm Water Management | Anthony McCloy, Managing Director, McCloy Consulting
  • Flood Directive and Flood Risk Management in Northern Ireland | Jim Martin, Dfl Rivers
  • Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme | Ken Leahy, Arup
  • Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) | Speaker TBC
  • Water Framework Directive: Hydromorphology Planning Guidelines | Colin Byrne, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 
  • National Flood Forecasting and Warning Service (FFWS) | Eoin Sherlock, Met Eireann
  • Emergency Response | Patrick Nally, Westmeath County Council 
  • Community Engagement & Resilience | Tadhg O'Leary, Director, Irish National Flood Forum

Who Should Attend?

This seminar has been designed and developed for engineering professionals, scientists and related professionals who are involved or have an interest in the planning, environmental management, design, construction, safety and emergency services of flood risk management.

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6 November 2019


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.