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  • Title: cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: .. cfram.. ie.. CFRAM Programme.. CFRAM Studies.. PFRA.. Public Consultation.. National Flood Policy.. EU Floods Directive.. Gaeilge.. Shannon.. East.. South-East.. South-West.. West.. North West.. Neagh Bann.. Pilot Studies.. Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study.. Areas of Further Assessment list available now.. The final list of Areas for Further Assessment arising from the PFRA is now available to download – click here.. More ».. Progress Update – Surveying.. In order to deliver the CFRAM Studies, survey work will be undertaken to provide cross- and long-section information (x, y, z spatial coordinates) on river channels and banks, on-line channel structures (bridges,.. North West Neagh Bann CFRAM Study Commissioned.. The North West Neagh Bann CFRAM Study has been commissioned.. The contract was awarded to consultancy firm RPS.. CFRAM is Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management.. The national CFRAM programme commenced in Ireland in 2011.. The CFRAM Programme is central to the medium to long-term  ...   the lead agency for flood risk management in Ireland and is the national competent authority for the EU Floods Directive.. OPW works in close partnership with all Local Authorities in delivering the objectives of the CFRAM Programme.. Implementation of the requirements EU Floods Directive is being coordinated with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive and the current River Basin Management Plans.. The Programme is also being undertaken with close cross-border coordination,.. The CFRAM Programme comprises three phases:.. The Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA): 2011.. The CFRAM Studies and parallel activities: 2011-2015.. Implementation and Review: 2016 onwards.. The Programme provides for three main consultative stages:.. 2011 Preliminary Flood Risk Assessments.. 2013 Flood Hazard Mapping.. 2015 Flood Risk Management Plans.. PFRA Final Documents.. PFRA Main Report.. AFA Final Designation Report.. CFRAM Photos.. Javascript Flickr Badge.. , by.. Erik Rasmussen.. , requires javascript.. 2014 OPW.. All Rights Reserved.. Powered by.. WordPress..

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  • Title: PFRA | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: The draft PFRA was made available for.. public consultation.. in August 2011.. All submissions and observations received during the consultation period were taken in to account in the finalisation of the PFRA which was then reported to the EU Commission as required under the 2007 EU Floods Directive.. The finalised PFRA Main Report is available for download please.. click here.. Final Designation of the Areas for Further Assessment (AFAs).. Professional flood risk managers visited all areas being considered as AFAs to validate the findings of the PFRA on  ...   in conjunction with the local authorities, prior to the finalisation of the AFAs, designated for further assessment under the CFRAM Programme.. To access the Designation Report for AFAs which includes the list of locations designated as AFAs please.. Draft PFRA Documents.. For clarity, the suite of documents – maps and related reports which were placed on public display at Local Authority principal offices during the public consultation are listed on the right and downloadable as indicated.. Explanatory Leaflet on PFRA.. PFRA Maps.. Main Report.. Other PFRA – Related documents..

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  • Title: Public Consultation | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: Consultation will be undertaken throughout the.. to ensure that the knowledge, experience and views of all principal stakeholders and the general public are taken into account at all stages of the Studies and the development of the Catchment Flood Risk Management Plans (CFRMPs).. Public Information.. There are a range of ways in which you can keep up-to-date with what’s going on with the.. These include:.. Project Websites, when developed, will provide information on progress, published reports and forthcoming events.. Newsletters, which will be  ...   Studies.. Ad-hoc meetings and consultations.. Consultation will be organised through each of the CFRAM Studies.. If you wish to make an.. informal.. observation, supply relevant information, on the CFRAM Programme please click here to.. Have Your Say.. Contact Details.. The CFRAM Studies are being commissioned at the scale of the River Basin District (RBD).. The River Basin Districts are:.. North-West.. Neagh-Bann.. The links to the Project Websites and further information, for each of these CFRAM Studies, are on the left of this page..

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  • Title: National Flood Policy | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: Historically, flood risk management focused on land drainage for the benefit of agricultural improvement.. With increasing urbanisation, the.. Arterial Drainage Act, 1945,.. was.. amended in 1995.. to permit the OPW to implement localised flood relief schemes to provide flood protection for cities, towns and villages.. In line with changing national and international paradigms on how to manage flood risk most effectively and efficiently, a review of national flood policy was undertaken in 2003-2004.. The review was undertaken by an Inter-Departmental Review Group, lead by the Minister of State at the Dept.. of Finance with special responsibility for the Office Public Works (OPW).. The Review Group prepared a.. report.. that was put to  ...   different bodies with responsibilities for managing flood risk, and to set a new policy for flood risk management in Ireland into the future.. The adopted policy was accompanied by many specific recommendations, including:.. Focus on managing flood risk, rather than relying only flood protection measures aimed at reducing flooding.. Taking a catchment-based approach to assess and manage risks within the whole-catchment context.. Being proactive in assessing and managing flood risks, including the preparation of flood maps and flood risk management plans.. These recommendations lead to the development and implementation of the.. National CFRAM Programme.. Document Downloads.. Report of the Flood Policy Review Group.. Arterial Drainage Act, 1945.. Arterial Drainage (Amendment) Act, 1995..

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  • Title: EU Floods Directive | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: The EU Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks [2007/60/EC], often referred to as the ‘Floods’ Directive, came into force late in 2007.. It is a framework directive that requires Member States to follow a certain process, namely:.. Undertake a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment.. (PFRA).. by 22 December 2011, to identify areas of existing or foreseeable future potentially significant flood risk (referred to as ‘Areas for Further Assessment, or ‘AFA’s).. Prepare flood hazard and risk maps for the AFAs by 22 December 2013, and,.. Prepare flood risk management plans by 22 December 2015, setting objectives for managing the flood risk within the AFAs and setting out a prioritised set of measures for achieving those objectives.. The Directive requires that the PFRA, flood maps and flood risk management plans are prepared in cooperation and coordination with neighbouring states in cross-border river basins, and with the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.. The Directive also requires that the PFRA and flood maps are published, and that public and stakeholder consultation and engagement is undertaken in the preparation of the flood risk management plans.. The ‘Floods’ Directive was transposed into Irish law by the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FLOOD RISKS) REGULATIONS 2010.. (SI 122/2010).. The Regulations set  ...   either Units of Management or International River Basin Districts (IRBDs).. There are three IRBDs in Ireland:.. The Shannon IRBD.. The North West IRBD.. The Neagh-Bann IRBD.. While the OPW is the national competent authority for the implementation of the Directive in the Republic of Ireland, the.. Rivers Agency.. (Dept.. of Agriculture and Rural Development) is undertaking a similar role in the North.. To ensure that a coordinated approach is adopted for the IRBDs, and building upon a long-standing history of cooperation between the two organisations, working groups on the implementation of the Directive have been established between the OPW and the Rivers Agency.. These groups have taken into account the catchment areas, their flood history, typography and the significant flood risk areas within them, in order to assign and plan work between the two jurisdictions.. It has been decided that Rivers Agency and the Office of Public Works will undertake the necessary work separately within their own jurisdictions but will closely coordinate on all technical matters and proposed measures.. However, for all three IRBDs, it is intended that the OPW and Rivers Agency will combine their work to produce single, joint flood risk management plans for each IRBD.. Document Links.. Floods Directive [2007/60/EC].. SI No.. 122 of 2010..

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  • Title: Gaeilge | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: Clár Staidéar um Measúnú agus Bainistiú Priacal Tuile Abhantraí (Staidéir MBPTA).. Tá clár náisiúnta Staidéir MBPTA coimisiúnaithe ag Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí.. Sé an príomhbhealach maidir le riachtanis na Treorach Tuilte an EU a chomhlíonadh ná na Staidéir (MBPTA) agus tá siad ag teacht le Polasaí reatha Náisiúnta Tuile.. Tá sé Staidéir (MBPTA) ar siúl bunaithe ar Cheantar Abhantraí agus ní mór dúínn iad a bheith críochnaithe roimh deireadh 2015.. Críochnaíodh Réamh-Mheasúnú um Phriacal Tuile i Mí na Nollag 2011.. Le haghaidh limistéir atá i mbaol suntasach tuile ní mór dúinn mapaí priacal tuile agus guais tuile a ullmhú faoi Nollaig 2013 agus Pleananna um Bainistiú Priacal Tuile a ullmhú faoi Nollaig  ...   faoi na tosca suntasacha priacal tuile i mbealach cuimsitheach agus inbhuanaithe.. Scrúdóidh na Staidéir na roghanna ar fad, struchtúrtha agus neamhstruchtúrtha san áireamh, chun priacal tuile a laghdú.. D fhéadfadh bearta struchtúrtha nithe ar nós tógáil cosaint tuile nó sreabhadh abhann a fheabhsú, nuair is cuí, a chuimsiú.. Déanfar iniúchadh ar réimse na roghanna neamhstruchtúrtha ar nós bainistiú uisceleibhéal agus córais rabhadh tuilte a thabhairt isteach.. Tógfar san áireamh sna Pleananna um Bainistiú Priacal Tuile tosca geilleagracha, sóisialta, timpeallachta agus teicniúla.. Beidh comhairliúcháin phoiblí i rith na Staidéir (MBPTA).. Tá tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ar na greasáin a bhaineann lena Staidéir (MBPTA) ar leith tríd an nasc ar an leathanach baile a chliceáil..

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  • Title: Pilot Studies | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: In order to establish the approach for implementing the Floods Directive in Ireland the Office of Public Works in conjunction with other interested parties commissioned the following three pilot studies.. Lee Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study (CFRAMS).. The Office of Public Works (OPW) in partnership with Cork City Council and Cork County Council commissioned the Lee CFRAM study to investigate the high levels of existing flood risk in and around the River Lee, its tributaries and Cork Harbour in 2006.. [Click Here].. to access the project website for more information.. River Dodder Catchment Flood Risk Assessment Management Study.. Dublin  ...   on the River Dodder, one of Dublin’s best known and most important rivers.. Fingal East Meath Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study (FEM FRAMS).. The Fingal East Meath FRAM project was completed in 2012.. The website via the link below is for information purposes only.. All interactive links on the website no longer apply.. Fingal County Council along with project partners Meath County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) commissioned the Fingal East Meath Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study (FEM FRAMS) in 2008 to investigate the high levels of existing flood risk in the Fingal East Meath area..

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  • Title: Areas of Further Assessment list available now. | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: May 17, 2012.. cfram101.. The final list of Areas for Further Assessment arising from the PFRA is now available to download –.. Posted in:.. News..

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  • Title: Progress Update – Surveying | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: May 14, 2012.. In order to deliver the CFRAM Studies, survey work will be undertaken to provide cross- and long-section information (x, y, z spatial coordinates) on river channels and banks, on-line channel structures (bridges, weirs, sluices, etc.. ) and flood defences (walls, embankments, etc.. ).. This information is necessary primarily for the development of hydraulic models of the river systems, which will in turn provide essential information for the assessment of flood levels, flood extents, hazards and risks, and the development of measures to manage such risks.. The OPW is currently commissioning a number of survey contractors to undertake this work; the surveyors will be working in various locations countrywide during 2012.. Please refer to the individual CFRAM Study websites for further information on surveying your area.. The surveyors will be working on both large and smaller watercourses, which will be surveyed in slightly different ways to reflect the size of the watercourse.. If surveyors require entry onto private land for the purpose of carrying out their work they will seek to give prior notice to landowners prior to entry.. Surveyors will carry ID and will provide a letter of introduction  ...   insurance cover in place and no liability will be passed on to landowners.. Larger watercourse channel bed survey will be undertaken by boat (a small vessel with a hull mounted echo-sounder).. The boat will record the required cross section profiles as it motors slowly along the watercourse.. The riverbank survey will be then be carried out on foot (no vehicles used), and will generally involve survey teams of two people.. One will set up a tripod with a total station (computerised level device) on top.. The other team member will have a level pole and prism.. This person will walk along the survey line, stopping at 2m intervals to allow the total station to be used to send out a beam which is reflected off the survey pole and can calculate the height of the ground.. On smaller watercourses the river bank survey detailed above will be extended to collect the river bed profile as well.. In this case, the surveyor with the survey pole will be in waders and will walk through the river to collect the required bed heights.. Again, teams of two people will generally carry out this work..

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  • Title: North West – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study Commissioned | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: June 11, 2011.. Tags:.. ,..

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  • Title: CFRAM Studies | cfram.ie
    Descriptive info: Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Studies and their product Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) are at the core of the national policy for flood risk management and the strategy for its implementation.. The aim of the CFRAM Studies is to:.. assess flood risk, through the identification of flood hazard areas and the associated impacts of flooding;.. identify viable structural and non-structural measures and options for managing the flood risks for localised high-risk areas and within the catchment as a whole; and.. prepare a strategic Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) and associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that sets out the measures and policies that should be pursued to achieve the  ...   develop a suite of hydraulic computer models.. Flood maps are one of the main outputs of the study and are the way in which the model results are communicated to each of the end users.. Where flood risks are.. significant.. , the studies will identify a range of potential flood risk management options to manage these risks.. The CFRAM Studies will focus on areas where the risk is understood to be most significant.. Each Study will provide for number of key stages:.. Data Collection Surveying.. Flood Risk Review.. Hydrology Analysis.. Detailed Hydraulic Modelling.. Flooding Mapping.. Development of Flood Risk Management (FRM) options.. Strategic Environmental Assessment Appropriate Assessment.. Catchment Flood Risk Management Plan..

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