Creating a better place


Posts about our work managing flood risk and responding to flooding

Creating a better place 2014 to 2016

Environment Agency Corporate Plan

We are launching our corporate plan ‘Creating a better place 2014 to 2016’ this week. The plan reflects the many changes and challenges we have faced since 2011 when we published our corporate plan for the period 2011 to 2015. …

The calm after the storms

Thames Barrier closure on 1 February 2014

I started work at the Thames Barrier in April 2009. During much of my five-year spell with the Environment Agency, it's been relatively uneventful in terms of actual flooding. Indeed, for two winters, we didn't have any flood defence closures …

A Valentines night to remember

Alney Island on 14th February 2014

Over the last three months, flooding has dominated the news agenda. Whether you’re involved in a flooding incident or not, it can sometimes be difficult to imagine what’s happening on the ground. This photo was taken on the afternoon of …