Waterford Flood Alleviation Scheme
Waterford City Council / Office of Public Works
RPS was appointed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Waterford City Council to undertake a feasibility study and detailed design of the €15m flood alleviation scheme in Waterford City to reduce the risk of flooding from the River Suir and John’s River. RPS undertook detailed hydrological and hydraulic assessments of the river estuary, cost benefit analysis and developed the preferred solution of flood walls and embankments for public exhibition and engagement.
The preferred option incorporated the construction of approximately 10km of flood walls and embankments along the river banks (River Suir and John’s River) in Waterford City and includes the design of approximately 1 km of 1.1 m high glass flood wall. RPS undertook all aspects of the project from inception, through design, construction, site supervision, project management and client handover.