June and July 2007. The most severe and widespread inland flooding we have seen since 1947 with more than 55,000 properties flooded, mainly across Yorkshire, the Midlands, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Many more lost essential services such as …
Confusing algae for sewage is an easy mistake to make, but there are some tips to telling the difference.
The Environment Agency is committed to tackling various waste offences and companies that are in breach of the current regulations. One of the ways we achieve this is by issuing a Civil Sanction via an Enforcement Undertaking. The aim of …
Charlotte Hitchmough and Rupert Kelton from Action for the River Kennet talk about a project to improve river water quality and create new wetland habitat in a sub-catchment of the Kennet in Wiltshire. The Sparkling Streams project has repurposed an …
The Environment Agency’s National Fish Laboratory are undertaking investigations into the risk posed by Prussian Carp, which have been identified in a few of England’s fisheries
A look into our Invasive Species Management Project
On 18 November 2021, the Environment Agency and Ofwat announced major investigations into potential widespread non-compliance by water and sewerage companies at sewage treatment works. This update sets out what we’re investigating and what has happened since we announced the investigation.
One volunteer who stood out to East Anglian fisheries officers is Phil Wood. Phil has given up copious amounts of his own time to benefit his local fishing community.
Deputy Director for Water Strategy and Partnerships, Richard Thompson, talks about how the importance of River Basin Management Planning as a tool for driving forward the changes needed for a prosperous water environment.
How do we inspire the next generation of environmental champions and ignite the passion for students to take STEM subjects and careers within the EA?
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The Environment Agency’s work helps to protect and improve the environment. We also manage flood risk and encourage sustainable development. This blog gives an insight into our work. Find out more.