Periods of hot and dry weather can be busy times for the Environment Agency as we work to protect not just our water resources; but our precious environment and the wildlife that depends on it.
During these conditions we receive a lot of calls about duckweed in Lincolnshire, particularly on the River Witham. This blog explains what duckweed is, why it is a problem in dry weather and the challenges of managing it.
We all know that to age a tree, you count the rings, but have you ever wondered how to age a fish? Or perhaps how long different species can survive for, given the right conditions? Well it’s also a bit like ageing a tree, except you count specific rings on the fish’s scale.
The Environment Agency’s Allison Pierre and Hellen Hornby from Groundwork look at innovative interventions to boost water quality in Whitby.
Kye Jerrom, Senior Advisor for Fisheries Enforcement and Engagement, looks back on a year of Environment Agency fisheries enforcement and shares why the coarse fishing close season is vital in protecting fish stocks.
The Environment Agency has recruited and trained 84 new Agricultural Regulatory Inspection Officers to carry out advice-led regulation on farms. The officers complement the existing Land and Water officers who already regulate agriculture.
Vicky and Maggie are the only women in the East Hampshire Field Team, a team that is on-the-ground doing manual work to protect communities from flooding. They tell us what it’s like working in a predominantly male team. Our jobs …
Jenny Connell has worked in the Environment Agency for 15 years. She is a Senior Specialist in the Environment Agency’s net zero team – and here, she gives an insight into the science behind the EA’s carbon offsetting strategy to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
To mark COP15, Louise MacCallum, Solent Project Manager at Blue Marine Foundation, explains how the exciting multi-million-dollar ‘Solent Seascape Project’ will be the first of its kind in the UK to restore a seascape scale marine habitat (credit: Louise MacCallum). …
Matt Parr works in Lincolnshire’s Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology team and has been with the Environment Agency for 10 years. Here, he explains how he’s working to restore the glory of local rivers by resetting them to their natural state, …
Environment Agency is working with Farmers to help them with access to water supplies for their livestock and crops