|Client:||Fingal County Council|
|Location:||Dublin / Meath, Ireland|
|Value:||€1.18 Million (Engineering Services)|
|Scope:||Management of topographic survey, flood defence asset survey, detailed hydrological analysis, groundwater assessment, strategic SUDS, SEA & public consultation and overall project management.|
Fingal County Council, Meath County Council and the Office of Public Works have recognised the existing flood risk in the Fingal and East Meath area and the potential for significant increases in this risk due to climate change, ongoing development and other pressures that may arise in the future. FCC, MCC and the OPW commissioned Halcrow Barry (HB) to undertake a catchment-based flood risk assessment and management study as a means of addressing this problem. This was a pilot scheme for the roll out of FRAMS projects nationally. These studies are designed to ensure compliance with the EU Floods Directive which requires flood maps by the end of 2013 and Flood Risk Management Plans by the end of 2015.
The FEM FRAMS project required extensive hydrological analysis and hydraulic modelling (23 watercourses, three estuaries and the coast/tides) in order to assess the flood risk in the study area. The principal output from this study, a Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP), identified a programme of prioritised studies, actions and works (both structural and non-structural) to manage the flood risk in the study area in the long-term, and made recommendations in relation to appropriate development planning.
The overall study involved various tasks including: