Creating a better place

Protecting chalk streams

View of a river with overhanging trees. People can be seen standing on the bank in among the vegetation

Only 200 chalk streams are known globally, 85% of which are found in the UK in southern and eastern England. The Environment Agency is taking action to protect chalk streams by reducing the amount of water abstracted.

Planning for a climate resilient future - Flood & Coast Conference 2019

Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a nation. We can already see the impact of a changing climate with increased flooding over the past decade and summer heatwaves. In all climate futures, we’ll experience a continued rise …