As a coastal region, Dublin is at risk from rising sea levels and increased heavy rainfall events. While flood alleviation using nature-based solutions is our preferred solution, there are areas where building physical flood defences is the only option.
Three schemes are currently in different stages of development.
Whitechurch Flood Alleviation Scheme: South Dublin County Council is working with the Office of Public Works to deliver the Whitechurch Flood Alleviation Scheme. Planning for the scheme which will protect 170 properties when completed, was submitted in August 2021. In April 2023, Mayor of SDCC, Cllr. Emma Murphy and Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan, T.D. launched the start of construction of the Whitechurch Stream Flood Alleviation Scheme. Full details of the scheme can be found at www.whitechurchfas.ie.
Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme: A severe flood in October 2011 presented a significant risk to life. The Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme will protect 920 properties. A Part 10 Planning application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on February 27th 2020 and is currently working its way through the planning process. Details for this scheme are available on www.poddlefas.ie.
The River Camac Flood Alleviation Scheme is currently at Preliminary Design stage. Initial surveys include environmental, topographical and CCTV surveys. This is along with a Hydromorphic Assessment of the River. The main works currently being carried out involve the building of the Hydraulic Model and the production of flood maps.
Public consultation events will take place on Monday 28th June in Clondalkin Civic Offices from 1pm – 8pm and Richmond Barracks, Inchicore on 29th June from 1pm to 8pm. These in-person events will give members of the public the opportunity to pop in for a chat or listen to a half hour presentation about the scheme.