The Environment Agency’s Amanda Foster looks at work to improve chalk streams in Yorkshire.
Like most businesses and organisations, as we have passed from spring to summer, the Environment Agency’s farming team has been reflecting on what we have achieved in the last financial year.
The blog is to signpost people ahead of the summer holidays where to go for up to date info on water quality, plus info on our sampling programme, highlighting river water quality challenges and explaining discounted samples.
The Fens and Coastal lowlands, located across parts of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire is 5000km2 hectares of historically swamp, marsh and wetland. It is an entirely unnatural landscape and we can only live and work here because of the way …
Environment Agency Chief Scientist Rob Bradburne sets out his views for coastal restoration for his speech at the Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef (ReMeMaRe) conference in Scarborough this week
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 Cumbria River Restoration Strategy was developed to help improve the quality and function of three Cumbria catchments - the Rivers Eden, Derwent and Kent. From its humble beginnings to setting its sights on the World River Prize this year, read about why this programme has been so successful.
Many parts of the UK are at risk from coastal flooding, either flooding from tidal conditions, or from wave and spray overtopping. This risk is forecast to rise in the future, due to climate change and sea level rise.
The Environment Agency is responsible for carrying out maintenance work on its assets to ensure they will perform as they should during a flood.
Field team operatives and contractors use various tools and methods to carry out seasonal vegetation management on sections of watercourse that are within a flood alleviation scheme. This work is carried out to aid the conveyance of floodwater during periods of high flows. This allows the floodwater to pass through the scheme as freely as possible reducing the likelihood of a blockage and reducing the flood risk.
The EA is conducting its largest ever criminal investigation into potential widespread breaches of environmental permit conditions at wastewater treatment works.
Our views on England’s draft regional and water resource management plans, successes and areas for improvement, and what will happens next in that process.