The National Flood Data Archive, which provides all the information for Past Flood Event records, is continually being updated and added to by the OPW. Information on new and past flood events can be, and is, submitted from a variety of sources (government, private and individuals) for inclusion as it becomes available. All information is checked and classified first, then approved before it appears on the website.
We welcome information on recent or past flood events including supporting documentation, which can be submitted by using the Past Flood Event Short Form
The OPW has prepared a guide to flood data collection, Flood Data Collector's Handbook, to set standards for flood event data collection with the objective that flood event data is collected effectively in a safe environment. The primary audience of the handbook is Local Authority staff and consulting engineers who collect flood event data as part of their professional duties and responsibilities. While the guide may also be of interest to members of the public, the OPW does not advise or encourage members of the public to visit flood event locations for the purpose of recording flood event data.
The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland (the "Commissioners") have developed the OPW Cross-Sectional Survey Data for the Republic of Ireland for the purpose of:
The data has been developed to comply with the requirements of the European Communities (Assessment and Management of Flood Risks) Regulations 2010 to 2015 (the “Regulations”) (implementing Directive 2007/60/EC) for the purposes of establishing a framework for the assessment and management of flood risks, aiming at the reduction of adverse consequences for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity associated with floods.
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Information on the providence, method of capture and/or development, assumptions and uncertainties with regards to the requested data are provided in the relevant datasets project reports or by request.
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