Creating a better place

Autumn flooding

Image of men in high visibility jackets talking to a woman nearby a water pumping.

Blog post by Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, in which she talks about the impacts of the Autumn flooding and the work that the Environment Agency is doing to reduce flood risk and help keep communities safe.

Protecting chalk streams

View of a river with overhanging trees. People can be seen standing on the bank in among the vegetation

Only 200 chalk streams are known globally, 85% of which are found in the UK in southern and eastern England. The Environment Agency is taking action to protect chalk streams by reducing the amount of water abstracted.