Glossary

 

Term
Definition

 

AA

Appropriate Assessment

AEP

Annual Exceedance Probability

AFA

Area for Further Assessment

AMAX

Annual Maximum

BATNEEC

Best Available Techniques not Entailing Excessive Cost

BL

ByrneLooby

CCC

Carlow County Council

CEMP

Construction Environmental Management Plan

CFRAM

Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management

DAS

Defence Asset Survey

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

DEHLG

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

DEM

Digital Elevation Model (Includes surfaces of structures, vegetation etc.) 

DTM

Digital Terrain Model (‘bare earth model; does not include surfaces of structures, vegetation etc)

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIAR

Environmental Impact Assessment Report

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESB

Electricity Supply Board

FRMP

Flood Risk Management Plan

FRR

Flood Risk Review

FSR

Flood Studies Report

FAS

Flood Alleviation Scheme

GIS

Geographical Information System 

HEFS

High-End Future Scenario

HEP

Hydrological Estimation Point

HPW

High Priority Watercourse

HWA

Hydrograph Width Analysis

IBIDEM

Interactive Bridge Invoking the Design Event Method

ICPSS

Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study

IFI

Inland Fisheries Ireland

KCC

Kilkenny County Council

LA

Local Authority

LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging

MCA

Multi Criteria Analysis

MPW

Medium Priority Watercourse

MRFS

Mid-Range Future Scenario

NIS

Natura Impact Statement 

NHA

National Heritage Area

NPWS

National Parks and Wildlife Services

OPW

Office of Public Works

PFRA

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

Q(T)

Flow for a given return period

QMED

Median annual flood, used in FSU methods

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SPA

Special Protection Area

SuDS

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

T

Return period, inverse of AEP

Tp

Time to peak

TUFLOW

Two-dimensional hydraulic modelling software

WFD

Water Framework Directive


 

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