Nature-based solutions to flood management in Inishowen

February 2020 – In 2018 the Inishowen Rivers Trust commissioned a study into the ‘Opportunities for Natural Water Retention Measures in Inishowen’. These measures are natural techniques for slowing water in areas prone to flooding and has been used successfully in the UK. The study, funded by the OPW, was carried out by Prof. Mary Bourke and her MegaFloods team at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with natural flood management expert Dr. Paul Quinn from Newcastle University.

The study looked into several catchment in Inishowen including rivers flowing through the towns of Carndonagh, Clonmany and Buncrana. At this launch event the results of the report will be presented by Prof Bourke and followed by a Q & A session including Dr. Quinn. This is an opportunity for the community to engage with flooding experts and consider the implementation of such measures locally.

A summary of the report will be available on the night

Light refreshments included.


Schedule

7.00pm Welcome address by the IRT & Launch of study by the OPW

7.15pm Prof Mary Bourke – Findings of a study on Natural Water Retention Opportunities for Inishowen

7.35pm Questions & Answers – including Dr. Paul Quinn

7.55pm Moving Forward – Next Steps

8.15pm Refreshments

8.30pm Close


THIS IS A FREE EVENT. PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE or BY EMAILING inishowenriverstrust@gmail.com.

For more info:

Visit FB/InishowenRiversTrust or www.inishowenriverstrust.com

Email: inishowenriverstrust@gmail.com

Call: 087 647 8183

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