Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group


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.

Membership and Terms of Reference (PDF)

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.

Work Programme

The Group has met on eight occasions to date (1 February 2016, 14 March 2016, 5 May 2016, 12 July 2016, 18 October 2016, 2 December 2016, 21 March 2017 and 23 October 2017) 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:

  • Physical Works
  • Maintenance
  • Water Management
  • Regulatory
  • 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

Documents and Further Information

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.

All updates and documents from the Working Group are provided on the side bar of this page.



Papers from Working Group Meetings

Useful Links

ESB Hydro Data for Shannon

OPW Water Level Data


Working Group Updates and Documents

Detailed Work Programme 2017

Membership and Terms of Reference

Updated Shannon FAQs December 2016


Press Releases


Seventh meeting of the Working Group on 21 March, 2017 - Documentation

Sixth meeting of the Working Group on 2 December, 2016 - Documentation

Fifth meeting of the Working Group on 18 October, 2016 - Documentation

Fourth meeting of the Working Group on 12 July, 2016 - Documentation

Third meeting of the Working Group on 5 May, 2016

Meeting with Representatives from IFA and Open Day on 2016 Work Programme

Second meeting of the Working Group on 14 March, 2016 - Documentation

First meeting of the Working Group on 1 February, 2016 - Documentation