We needed to make sure that diverting water through the fish pass must not lower the flow through either the canoe slalom course at the adjoining Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre or the turbines of a local hydropower operation. We also needed to allow for maintenance access to the Holme Sluices.
The main purpose of my role as an Enforcement Team Leader for the Environment Agency’s Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire Area is making a difference to legitimate businesses. I’ve done the role for four years and I enjoy helping to ensure the environment is protected by working to combat illegal waste activities with my knowledgeable team.
The Somerset Levels and Moors have long been shaped both by human history and natural processes. This means the landscape needs careful management to reduce the risk of flooding to properties within it and ensure the species that have come to call it home continue to thrive.
Vicky and Maggie are the only women in the East Hampshire Field Team, a team that is on-the-ground doing manual work to protect communities from flooding. They tell us what it’s like working in a predominantly male team. Our jobs …
While stock of Atlantic Salmon in some English rivers has been struggling in recent years, Derbyshire’s River Derwent, which flows into the River Trent, has seen stock steadily improving. Over the last 10 years, the Environment Agency and partner organisations …
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