JBA has been commissioned by The Office of Public Works (OPW) to
undertake a project as part of the National Catchment Flood Risk
Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme of Studies. Our
work involves understanding communities affected by flooding across
the Western River Basin District, which includes most of County
Galway, County Mayo, County Sligo and some of County Leitrim. This
is the Western Catchment Flood Risk Assessment & Management
(Western CFRAM) Study.
The National Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and
Management (CFRAM) Programme is being led by OPW, with valuable
assistance from Local Authorities and others. The Programme
is being carried out between 2011 and 2015. The main stages of
the CFRAM Programme are:
For further detail on each of the stages in the Programme,
please refer to the Timeline.
The CFRAM process will have several important benefits:
If you want to follow the project's progress, Newsletters
are issued on a regular basis and can be accessed from this site.
You can also join our
mailing list to be kept up to date. There will be
opportunities to learn more and become more involved in discussion
about how flood risk is managed by attending consultation events;
news on upcoming consultation events will be reported in the Newsletters and also summarised
on the Public Consultation page.
If you have information or experience of flooding or flood risk
in the Western CFRAM Study
area please contact us.
Consultation on Flood Risk Management Objectives – Now closed
These are the Local Authorities involved with the Western CFRAM: