Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Flood Risk Management Conference!

We have commented elsewhere on how we have been affected by the adverse weather buffeting Ireland since the turn of the year. Mercifully we ourselves have not had the problem of the ingress of water into our office or home but this has not been the case in many other districts. Cork city and county is a place well used to the inundation of tidal waters and this conference ought to be helpful not only to local authorities in South Munster but to local authorities in other regions of the country who have and indeed are still experiencing unprecidented conditions.

Cobh & Harbour Chamber is holding a Conference on the issue of Flood Risk Management at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork on the 7th February 2014. This an extremely important issue which effects many of the people of Cork City and County and will cover various aspects of Flood Risk Management - planning, environment, insurance, impact on community and business. Minister of State Brian Hayes will deliver the opening address and the conference consists of 6 prestigious speakers:

·       John Martin, Flood Risk Assessment & Management, OPW.
·       Eamonn Walsh, Senior Drainage Engineer, Cork City Council.
·       Senan Colleran, Hydro Mananger, ESB.
·       Tadhg O’Leary, Retailer, Blackpool.
·       David Keane, Cork County Engineer.
·       Eamonn Downey, Insurance Institute of Ireland.

Friday 7th February 2014 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Radisson Blu Hotel,
Little Island, Cork.
Price: €75
To book call the Chamber Office Tel. 021-4813612

PROGRAMME
9.00 Registration
9.30 Brian Hayes TD Minister of State, OPW
9.50 John Martin Flood Risk Assesment & Managment, OPW
10.30 Eamonn Walsh Senior Drainage Engineer, Cork City Council
11.00 Break for Tea & Coffee
11.30 Senan Colleran Hydro Manager, ESB
12.10 Tadhg O’Leary Retailer, Blackpool, Co. Cork
12.40 Questions & Answers
13.00 Break for Lunch
14.15 David Keane Cork County Engineer
15.00 Eamonn Downey Insurance Institute of Ireland
15.30 Questions & Answers
16.00 Conference ends

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