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The Irish National Flood Forum is there to advise and support communities and individuals that flood or are at risk of flooding.
There is no doubt that there is a greater need for more community responsibility and involvement in the whole flooding management issue. The Irish National Flood Forum, acts as a conduit between the organisations involved in flooding, (Insurance industry, HSE, Local Authorities, and the OPW), and the local community.
We are to aid the plight of flood victims, by the establishment of community led groups to mitigate their future risk of flooding. To ensure that all relevant organisations come together to secure effective and appropriate action to aid each community.
It also describes what is being done to prevent future floods as well as what other areas are doing to prevent and/or alleviate floods in Ireland.
Goals of irish National Flood Forum
The case to establish a permanent office co-ordinated by a National Development Officer.
To establish a national organisation that would speak on behalf of the people and would establish meaningful links with Government Departments, the O.P.W and Local Authorities.
To establish a structured Committee/Group in every flooded community which in liaison with the Local Authority, Civil Defense, Garda Síochana and other Voluntary Agencies presents a well co-ordinated emergency plan in the event of future flooding events.
To educate all flooded communities regarding current National and European Strategies on Flood Prevention and Emergency Plans.
To effect a speedier resolution to local flooding problems by endeavoring to create a common approach and multi-agency co-operation between relevant Government Departments e.g O.P.W, Wildlife and Fisheries, Agriculture, Environment, Local Authority Planning, Meteorological, E.S.B and other agencies.
To act to seek improvement by the Insurance Federation in the provision of adequate insurance cover for household, business and farming communities who are continually disadvantaged through non-cover or inflated insurance premiums.
To liaise with Planning Authorities in relation to Planning Decisions that impact on flooding flood plains.
To constantly update communities on flooding data, CFRAM’s and on any new or innovative ways of alleviating or eliminating flooding in communities.
To establish a data base of information on the 400 communities flooded nationally.