Shimna Flood Alleviation Scheme

This was a joint event/webinar with the APM Northern Ireland Branch and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) on 17 May 2022.

Speakers: Allan Reddick, Gerard McColgan and Karol McCusker

A walk through the Shimna Flood Alleviation Scheme, from start to finish, to alleviate the flood risk to affected properties, infrastructure and businesses in Newcastle.

This presentation included:
An introduction to the Shimna Flood Alleviation Scheme which was given by Alan Reddick, including the need for the scheme based on previous flood events and the current flood risk to Newcastle.
Followed by an explanation from Karol McCusker, on how the design was developed, taking into account the constraints on the scheme including the sensitive environment, with an overview of the final proposed scheme.
Finishing with the construction Phase from Gerard McColgan, programme overview and how the scheme was approached to meet project constraints (environmental) and the key stakeholders’ technical approach including utilising Dawson WAM’s specialist piling equipment, local community engagement and provide an update on current progress.

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