This week, Storm Christoph brought heavy rain to very wet ground and full rivers. Today, I joined the Prime Minister who visited Didsbury in Greater Manchester where properties were evacuated. When we arrived the channel leading to the flood storage …
Emma Howard Boyd
Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency. Emma joined the Environment Agency board in July 2009. Emma chaired the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, sat on the Pensions and Flood and Coastal Risk Management Committees and was an Area Board Member. She was appointed as Deputy Chair in July 2015.
Expressions of interest have opened for the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme, which will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change
The Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy finished its journey through Parliament, meaning that we can start to put it into action, getting the nation better protected and prepared for the effects of climate change for decades to come.
Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, reflects on the recent State of the Environment Report.
A look into our new 5 year plan, EA2025, which sets out how we will help to accelerate a just transition to a low-carbon and more climate resilient future.
EA Chair Emma Howard Boyd discusses energy from waste permits and the scrutiny applied to new incinerators
We will get through the coronavirus crisis but until then every single action (however small) carries a greater significance. This is made clear by the Government’s simple instruction: Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. The Environment Agency is always focussed on …
As people will have seen on ITV’s “Britain Underwater” this week, the experience of having your home or business flooded is hugely distressing. The emotional and economic damage cannot be scrubbed away with the mud. This month, I’ve met …
The recruitment process for four new Environment Agency board members has just opened, with board members helping governments, businesses and communities to understand the benefits of particular environmental measures, as well as the risks of not acting.
Last week, in Lincolnshire, I visited the local Environment Agency incident room where staff work around the clock monitoring weather patterns and river levels so they can warn and inform communities at risk and help coordinate the emergency response. The …
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