Fingal and Meath, located on the east coast of Ireland, have suffered significant flooding over the last 12 years resulting in considerable damage.
The highest recorded tidal levels in Dublin Bay occurred in February 2002, resulting in flood damage to coastal properties. Fingal is considered Ireland’s fastest growing area and there is significant pressure to develop marginal land.
A flood risk assessment and management study was required and in 2008, Halcrow Barry was awarded the contract by Fingal County Council with funding provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Winning this major project built on the success of the pilot River Lee Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study and cements Halcrow Barry’s position as market leader in flood risk assessment and management studies.
The Fingal-East Meath Study will define the levels of existing and future flood risk in the catchment and set out how this will be managed both now and into the future. The main output will be an economically, socially and environmentally appropriate long-term strategy (a Flood Risk Management Plan) for managing the flood risk to help ensure the safety and sustainability of communities in the Fingal and East Meath catchments.