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Creating a better place

Pauline Smith

I manage our national water resources team. We advise government and work with water companies, farmers and others to make sure they plan ahead to keep our taps flowing, rivers running and use our precious water carefully.

I’ve worked for the Environment Agency and its predecessors for the last 26 years in a range of water management roles including managing droughts, auditing water company plans and issuing abstraction licences. With a degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, I’ve always had a keen interest in climate change science which remains at the forefront of our planning.