We will visit both the site and the reservoir if required, approach the reservoir owners to ascertain if Responsible Reservoir Manager Status has been granted and if still necessary, undertake a Flood Risk Assessment to assess the risk of both controlled and uncontrolled flooding to the proposed development.
Our Flood Risk Assessment will also provide for a site specific emergency evacuation plan that can demonstrate the safe access and egress for emergency services and people during times of flooding. We are one of only a few consultancies that have the appropriate software to undertake this study in a manner deemed acceptable to DfI Rivers. In addition, we have a close working relationship with DfI Rivers and have the required experience to achieve a successful outcome.
It is our understanding that at present we are the only consultancy in Northern Ireland that can produce hydraulic modelling of a reservoir failure in order to determine depth and velocity of flooding at a particular site and then offer appropriate mitigation measures.