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Derry~Londonderry Nature Based Catchment Management Study, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 08 November 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:15
Derry~Londonderry Nature Based Catchment Management Study, online

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The Derry/Londonderry Nature Based Catchment Management Study is a pilot strategy undertaken by the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure’s (DfI’s) Living with Water Programme (LWWP).

An initial study that was focused on the benefits to the A2 Buncrana Road Strategic Road Improvement (SRI) scheme was commissioned by DfI Roads. It considered the potential for an alternative approach to meet the surface water attenuation requirements. This study developed into a wider catchment review supported by the LWWP. It examined the potential to revolutionise the way drainage and wastewater is managed in the north-west of the city, by applying a sustainable, catchment-based solutions approach. The outcomes of the study demonstrate the value of principles advocated by LWWP, and act as a blueprint for the new approach being rolled out across Northern Ireland.
This presentation will discuss the scope and principles of the Nature Based Catchment Management Study. It will consider the benefits of applying innovative solutions and demonstrate how these can coexist alongside hard engineering infrastructure. This will highlight how a long-term strategic approach to drainage and wastewater management can create a thriving, resilient city which is prepared for the future.
This online event is hosted by the ICE NI Graduate & Student Committee.


Eoghan Kilroy

Eoghan is a Chartered Engineer and a past Chair of the Republic of Ireland GSNet. Having graduated in 2017 with an ME in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Eoghan joined Arup as a graduate in the Dublin office. He now works for Arup in Belfast specialising in surface water management, green/blue infrastructure, and strategic drainage master-planning.

Jenny McDaid

Jenny joined Arup in January 2021 as a Graduate Engineer within the Water Team in Belfast. Prior to joining Arup, Jenny graduated in 2020 with a MSc in Environmental Engineering. Her experience to date includes strategic drainage master-planning, wastewater management and environmental assessments.

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Georgia Hamilton

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