Understanding the environment is one of the Environment Agency’s main areas of expertise. Taking samples and analysing them in the lab provides the unequivocal evidence we need to identify where the problems are and where we need to secure investment to make improvements.
Shaun Gage, Navigation Officer, explains how his team are managing the River Medway Navigation sustainably by cutting carbon, restoring nature, and ensuring the river is a great place to visit for local communities. The summer months are some of the …
By Sharon Owen, Senior Environmental Crime Officer My role as a Senior Environmental Crime Officer is to prevent, disrupt and stop criminal operations. I have been fighting crime for the last 41 years. In that time, I have seen first-hand …
To celebrate Plastic Free July, Victoria Prowse and Helen Powers from the East Midlands Regulated Industry team write about their recent talk at the Plastics Future 2023 conference at Plymouth University.
Like most businesses and organisations, as we have passed from spring to summer, the Environment Agency’s farming team has been reflecting on what we have achieved in the last financial year.
The Fens and Coastal lowlands, located across parts of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire is 5000km2 hectares of historically swamp, marsh and wetland. It is an entirely unnatural landscape and we can only live and work here because of the way …
Environment Agency Chief Scientist Rob Bradburne sets out his views for coastal restoration for his speech at the Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef (ReMeMaRe) conference in Scarborough this week
The Cumbria River Restoration Strategy was developed to help improve the quality and function of three Cumbria catchments - the Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent. From its humble beginnings to setting its sights on the World River Prize this year, read about why this programme has been so successful.
Many parts of the UK are at risk from coastal flooding, either flooding from tidal conditions, or from wave and spray overtopping. This risk is forecast to rise in the future, due to climate change and sea level rise.
The Environment Agency is responsible for carrying out maintenance work on its assets to ensure they will perform as they should during a flood.
Field team operatives and contractors use various tools and methods to carry out seasonal vegetation management on sections of watercourse that are within a flood alleviation scheme. This work is carried out to aid the conveyance of floodwater during periods of high flows. This allows the floodwater to pass through the scheme as freely as possible reducing the likelihood of a blockage and reducing the flood risk.
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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.