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Applied mathematics, Environmental sciences, Hydrology, Water resources, Civil engineering
In 2006, the Office of Public Works (OPW) began the National Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme through a series of pilot studies. A Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Framework was developed through the CFRAM pilot studies that integrated a range of objectives related to human health and society, the environment and cultural heritage and the economy into the core process of selecting suitable flood risk management measures for a given area or location, and then for prioritising national investments for different schemes and projects. In support of this MCA framework, UCD, was commissioned to undertake a collaborative study with the OPW to determine global weights that reflect the perceived relative importance of a range of criteria pertaining to the importance of economic, social and environmental / cultural aspects of flood management strategies.
Bedri, Z., O’Sullivan, J.J.,& Adamson, M. (2017). Weighting the perceived importance of minimising economic, social and environmental/cultural risks in flood risk management. National Hydrology Conference, Athlone, Ireland, 21 November, 2017.