The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established in early 2016 by the Government to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the State Agencies involved with the River Shannon.
The Group is focused on ensuring the best possible level of co-ordination between all of these statutory bodies. It is solutions focused and designed to deliver the highest level of efficiencies to add value to the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme.
The Group is building on the existing work and commitment of all the State Agencies involved in flood risk and continues to enhance the ongoing co-ordination and co-operation between members.
The Group has met on ten occasions to date and has conducted an audit of the roles and responsibilities of State Agency organisations and has met with stakeholders.
The group’s extensive work programme demonstrates the ongoing work and co-ordination by all State bodies to jointly and proactively address flood risk on the Shannon under the following themes of activity:
policy and planning
The group is currently progressing a number of collaborative initiatives including:
developing a long-term strategic maintenance programme to halt the deterioration of the River Shannon
identifying short-term targeted maintenance activities for individual locations
trialing the lowering of the levels on Lough Allen
assessing further possible measures to address flood risk on the Shannon Callows
Documentation relating to the meetings of the Group, including the Agenda, Minutes and other material, is being provided on this website. Further documentation and other information will be posted here from time to time.