The OPW, working in partnership with Galway City Council (GCC) and other Local Authorities, commissioned and have completed the Western Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study. The Western CFRAM Study Area included Galway City as an Area for Further Assessment (AFA) and concluded that a flood relief scheme would be viable and effective for the community. Subsequently, Galway City Council appointed Arup to deliver Coirib go Cósta - the Galway City Flood Relief Scheme.
The project name, Coirib go Cósta - Galway City Flood Relief Scheme, was developed to give this project a sense of identity and place. The title and logo (as seen at the top of this page) identify the link to both river and sea which are part of the fabric of Galway City. The logo also includes visuals of both Galway Cathedral and the Galway Hooker to ensure that the unique character of the city is central to this project will be protected and promoted throughout.
The objective of Coirib go Cósta is to assess, design and deliver a viable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Galway city. Coirib go Cósta, while primarily focused on addressing the sustainable and effective management of flood risk, shall ensure that the design of any measures, in particular structural measures, recognise the distinctive character of Galway city. All works will include creative landscape and architectural solutions, which can, in addition to addressing flood risk management, enhance the urban landscape and public realm amenity whilst integrating with other advancing projects.
This website has been set up to provide information to members of the public and to keep you informed of the project's progress.