Irish Rivers 2040, a design-led approach to flood protection in Ireland.
Presentation by REDscape Landscape & Urbanism, Dingeman Deijs Architects, Van Paridon de Groot and Palmbout Urban Landscapes.

Special guest: Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The project Irish Rivers 2040 was set up to investigate a design-led approach to flood protection in Ireland. The project has been commissioned by the OPW, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Cork City Council with co-funding from the Creative Industry Fund in the Netherlands and several Dutch offices. These include Dingeman Deijs Architects, Palmbout Urban Landscape, Van Paridon de Groot Landscape Architects and REDscape Landscape and Urbanism who led the initiative for the project. See,,,

The study applies the Dutch design experience to the Irish situation using working examples in which flood protection, amenity enhancement and water quality management are combined. This ‘Dutch method’ uses a highly integrated design approach and seeks to promote sustainable values and long-term aims for flood protection.

The aim of the webinar is to disseminate the learnings from the study looking at four case studies which demonstrate how flood protection in urban, suburban, and coastal areas can be approached. It is an interactive webinar that welcomes feedback and participation and wishes to explore how the design-led approach can be better facilitated by local authorities and its partners. The webinar is to be moderated by planner, Conor Norton.

Dec 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Register in advance for this webinar: Free registration.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Ethical Purchasing for Landscape Architects presented by Glenn Bradley of Hardscape Ireland on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 1.15pm 


“Right now, man-made commodities and natural stone is being used in construction or build projects throughout the Island of Ireland (and further a-field) where human beings or the environment were harmed to enable a cheap product supply. It is in your power to recognise and change business models that degrade human beings or our environment. It is up to you to specify and insist on landscape or building commodities that are manufactured or routed via supply chains who place the primacy of human rights and environmental protections at the core of their trade. Hardscape Ireland want to work in a co-ordinated effort with designers and contractors to create decent work for all as the foundations of a green, inclusive and resilient recovery thus this short presentation by Glenn Bradley, Head of Supply Chain for Hardscape will help you focus on existing and emerging regulations that will enable you to help end all forms of poverty, fight inequality and help tackle climate change.”

Glenn Bradley

Head of Global Supply Chain – Hardscape

Glenn is a tenacious procurement specialist and a professionally qualified logistician with a proven track record of success in international supply chain leadership. A graduate, he is a Member of the Institute of Directors Ireland, a Member of the Institute of Export & Trade and a Member of the Institute of Freight Professionals. Glenn leads Hardscape’s Business & Human Rights commitments by reducing negative impacts on people associated with our value chain. Putting principles into practice he performs Company due diligence in regard the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights; the Ethical Trade Base Code and our engaged programmes; UK Modern Slavery Law; the outworking of the Anti-Slavery Charter and all other Human Rights strategy in the Company.

In addition, he sources the commodities that Hardscape sell to produce capacity building supplier relationships across the globe helping to strengthen stakeholder engagement to create an ongoing, all-round, efficient supply chain implementation.

A ‘bite-sized’ webinar of 20 minutes followed by Q&A




Plants Passports and Imported Oak Webinar Wednesday 14th October 2020 via Zoom

See link below to presentations

Topic: Webinar Presentation – Plant Passports and Imported Oak – Oliver McEvoy, Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine and Dónall Flanagan, Teagasc
Time: Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM London


ILI Design Awards 2020 – Thursday 8th October 2020 at 12.30pm ONLINE  – check Awards 2020 Page



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