The CAROs have also commissioned or are supporting partners on a number of research projects specific to the local authority climate action needs.
Sensitivity of Fluvial Flood Peak Flows to a Changing Climate
CARO have co-funded a project by the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) entitled ‘Sensitivity of fluvial flood peak flows to a changing climate’. This will build on existing work and will consider sensitivity of flooding to changes in both precipitation amounts and intensity for different catchment types and locations around Ireland.
It is not intended that the outcomes would provide a range of projected changes for all points around the country for all flood event magnitudes, but rather should stress test the allowances provided through the scenario neutral approach.
On completion, the work should deliver indicative degrees of change (e.g., percentage change) in peak flow for different catchment types and location for a range of possible climate futures.
Focus on Five Cities Demand Management Study
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) appointed SYSTRA Ltd. to undertake a major study to identify and review the drivers and potential management measures for vehicle movements in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Local authority contacts from all cites are involved in this study.
Transboundary Adaptation Learning Exchange (TalX) and KE4CAP
CARO are participants in the following projects - Transboundary Adaptation Learning Exchange (TalX) and KE4CAP. These are in conjunction with Climate Ireland.