The OPW, working in partnership with Kildare County Council (KCC) and other Local Authorities, commissioned and have completed the Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study. The Eastern CFRAM Study Area included Naas as an Area for Further Assessment (AFA), and concluded that a flood relief scheme would be viable and effective for the community.
The Project Objective is to advance and implement a flood relief scheme for Naas, if feasible. It is also noted that there is high uncertainty regarding the flood risk in Naas due to the lack of model calibration events and possible interconnectivity between river system, surface water drainage and canal systems. Despite the uncertainty, it was still considered appropriate that the outline of a potential option is developed and progressed in conjunction with the further data collection and analysis. Thus, the Kildare County Council, in partnership with OPW, have now appointed Arup to assess, develop and design a viable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Naas.
This website has been set up to provide information to members of the public and to keep you informed of the project's progress.