Ranunculus sounds like a spell from the wizard world of Harry Potter. However, it is a lovely aquatic plant you would see in the UK’s chalk streams. The presence of Ranunculus is usually a benefit, rarely a nuisance. But the …
Posts about our work to improve the water environment
On 18 November 2021, the Environment Agency and Ofwat announced separate major investigations into possible unauthorised discharges at thousands of wastewater treatment works.
In today's blog, we talk about beach wash ups and how the Environment Agency's role in responding.
Last week, the National Drought Group discussed water resources projections for the winter using different rainfall scenarios on public water supply, agriculture, and the environment.
The Environment Agency owns and operates 8 groundwater schemes and 5 surface water transfer schemes that supplement the flows in several key rivers during the driest months. Just as we do when managing flood risk, our staff work all year …
Environment Agency is working with Farmers to help them with access to water supplies for their livestock and crops
The prolonged dry weather is affecting many rivers and lakes across much of central, south-west, south-east and eastern England.
In this blog post we explore the latest prolonged dry weather situation and how the Environment Agency has already been taking action.
There has been widespread media coverage of the Environment Agency’s annual report on the environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies. The report – covered by the Guardian, Evening Standard, Times, BBC, Independent, Telegraph and Financial Times - …
Confusing algae for sewage is an easy mistake to make, but there are some tips to telling the difference.