Camac Flood Alleviation Scheme

Introduction

The Camac Flood Alleviation Study is now underway with AECOM Ireland Consulting Engineers appointed to undertake the preliminary design. It is recognised that there are a large number of buildings within the Camac Catchment identified as being at significant flooding risk and for this reason this study has been given a high priority.

This is a full catchment study which includes the Camac River itself, its tributaries and the pipes that feed them. The Camac River flows from its source near Saggart Hill to the outfall to the River Liffey at Heuston Station. The Camac is a heavily urbanised watercourse, which brings particular challenges both for flood risk management and environmentally, especially in the light of climate change.

Working together Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council form part of the project steering group, having responsibility for any proposals affecting their own area. The Office of Public Works are the funding authority and technical advisors for the Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Project Ireland 2040 is the government’s long-term overarching strategy to make Ireland a better country for all of us. Project Ireland 2040 is about doing things differently. We have changed how we invest in public infrastructure in Ireland, moving away from the approach of the past which saw public investment spread too thinly and investment decisions which didn’t align with a clearly thought out and defined strategy.