Following a wonderful talk last night by Dr. Alex Copland from BirdWatch Ireland, MulkearLIFE’s series of illustrated talks will conclude this coming Tuesday, 25th September 2012 @ 8pm, with a talk by Ms. Denise Delaney entitled “The OPW’s approach to Flood Risk Management and the Environment”.
Flood conditions on the Mulkear River, August 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The Office of Public Works (OPW) is the lead agency for flood risk management in Ireland. One of the four core services of the OPW is the coordination and implementation of the Government’s policy on the management of flood risk in Ireland, in conjunction with our responsibilities under the Arterial Drainage Acts, 1945-1995. The OPW’s responsibilities include the coordination of national flood risk management activities, the development and implementation of new work programmes to implement the new policy and ongoing delivery of flood relief projects and maintenance of existing schemes.
OPW’s river enhancement work on Irish rivers (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Ms. Delaney is an Engineer in the Environment Section of the Office of Public Works’ Flood Risk Management Service. Her talk will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the OPW in relation to Flood Risk Management, and the approach taken to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, with particular focus on the OPW’s Environmental River Enhancement Programme (EREP). The EREP is managed and co-ordinated jointly with Inland Fisheries Ireland, and involves the enhancement of selected salmonid channels across the OPW Arterial Drainage Schemes. Her talk should be of interest to all and especially to anglers and those with an interest in river enhancement”.
Reviewing OPW’s work on the Annagh River (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MulkearLIFE’s / Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Autumn series of illustrated talks take place over four Tuesdays in September. The venue for all talks is the Inland Fisheries Ireland Office, Dock Road, Limerick. There is free parking at the front of the building. All are welcome. Talks commence at 8.00pm and there is free admission to all talks. Click Here For Directions.
The Mulkear River enters the Shannon River, August 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)