Click on the links below for information on the OPW's work in this area:
Background and Policy: General background information on flood risk in Ireland and flood risk management policy.
Statutory and Regulatory Functions: Information on the statutory and regulatory functions of the OPW in the area of flood risk management, including consent requirements for alterations re watercourses, bridges and weirs.
Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Studies: These Studies examine the causes of significant flooding for the purpose of producing integrated plans for addressing the significant flood risk factors.
Structural Flood Risk Management Measures: The delivery of flood risk management structural measures through flood relief schemes and arterial drainage maintenance
Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme: This scheme provides funding to local authorities for small scale flood relief and coastal protection projects.
Information on Past Flood Events: Access detailed information on recorded flood events.
Hydrometric Data: Archived and real time water level data recorded at hydrometric gauging stations nationwide.
Flood Studies Update This research and development programme is developing and improving flood estimation methodologies.