Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group

1 December 16


Last Winter the Government took decisive action to support the existing plans in place to address flooding on the Shannon and established the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the State agencies involved with the River Shannon, including ESB, Waterways Ireland, Bord na Móna, Inland Fisheries Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, OPW and the relevant local authorities.

Its extensive Work Programme, published on the OPW website highlights the current proactive and co-ordinated approach by all state agencies to flood risk management on the Shannon catchment. The Working Group is:

  • building on the existing work and commitment of all the State Agencies involved in flood risk
  • focussed on ensuring the bestpossible level of co-ordination between all statutory bodies involved in flood management on the Shannon
  • solutions focussed, designed to deliver the highest level of efficiencies to add value to the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme.

Meetings and Documents

The Group held three Open Days on its work programme to discuss the role and work of the Group with the public, and met with the Irish Farmers Association to discuss and explore the approach being adopted to address their issues of concern.

Meetings of the Group are chaired by the Chairman of the OPW.

Information about the Group is available here along with relevant documentation including meeting agendas and minutes, work programmes and FAQs.