In 2021, the Environment Agency outlined how it would reach net zero by 2030. Here, Sustainable Business Manager Simon Dawes looks back at the challenges and achievements – and anticipates what’s yet to come in 2022.
Our Area Environment Manager Rachael Caldwell looks at what we can all do to improve water quality over the festive season.
In today’s blog we look at how the Environment Agency helped to restore 1km of urban chalk stream in West Sussex. By Gareth Williams, Environment Programme manager Solent and South Downs In order to restore one chalk stream in …
James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency At the Environment Agency we’re very good at building walls and embankments to reduce the risk of flooding to vulnerable communities. The trouble is, in a changing climate that is not enough. …
On Monday 18 October, the Environment Agency investigated an incident on the River Mimram when it was reported that a stretch of water had turned purple following heavy rain. They found some small patches of purple colour noticeable in places, …
Getting the right kind of growth in the right places is one of the main ways of achieving climate resilient places. Effective spatial planning is an essential tool for making land use choices that help to achieve greater flood and …
Read about how Environment Agency Officers have been involved in the recently launched ‘International guide on using Natural and Nature Based Features’. This guide is for river and coastal managers worldwide – to inspire them, showcasing nature-based approaches to flood and coastal management.
On today’s blog Terry takes you through a day in the life of a lock keeper on the River Medway, the ups and downs of the job and the rise in littering over the past year.
Our Senior Ecologist in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire describes how we look at animals and plants in rivers and lakes to try to fix the problems they face.
Water Quality Technical Specialist, Neil Dunlop, gives us a personal view of the River Thames and the multi-billion pound programme of work to improve water quality
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