Office of Public Works
Published on 9 January 2018
Last updated on 6 October 2021
The Office of Public Works, Ireland’s lead agency for flood risk management, has many roles to manage Ireland’s flood risk. These can be categorised under the following areas:
1. Flood Risk: Policy and Co-ordination
2. Major Flood Relief Schemes
3. Minor Works - Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme
4. Maintaining Certain River Channels
5. Environmental Management
6. Climate Adaptation
7. Flood Awareness
8. Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group
9. Providing Data on Completed Flood Relief Schemes to Insurance Ireland
10. Section 50 Consents - Consent Requirements - Construction/Alteration of Watercourse Infrastructure
11. Legislation that informs our work
12. Flood Mapping and Data Resources
Where Can I find out About flooding in my Area
The OPW has developed a website, www.floodinfo.ie
, that is interactive and you can search for a location of your interest to view:
• the flood maps for that community (where they are available),
• the measures completed, underway and planned to manage the flood risk in that location, and
• report a flood event in an area.
Where Can I find Out about a Major Flood Relief Scheme in my Area?
Information on the flood relief schemes completed, underway and planned; and individual flood project websites can be found at www.floodinfo.ie
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