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  • Bank strengthening work starts in Collingham

    25th October 2016
    Environment Agency contractors have started work on the banks of the River Wharfe in Collingham, near Wetherby, to repair damage to the river bank and protect flood defences.   Work is underway to repair approximately 40 metres of ...
  • Virtual testing carried out to ensure new moveable weir works are winter ready

    24th October 2016
    The Environment Agency has carried out a virtual test to ensure work to install a moveable weir on the River Aire is winter ready.   Installation of the weir at Crown Point, a first for UK flood alleviation, is just one element that Leeds ...
  • EA seeks members for the River Great Ouse RFCC

    21st October 2016
    Have your say on local flood and coastal management plans   The Environment Agency has opportunities to start in January 2017, April 2017 and July 2017, covering the River Great Ouse catchment, including large parts of the Fens, part ...
  • Fish stocks boost for North East rivers

    18th October 2016
    Fisheries experts have released more than 5,000 fish into North East waters as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers.   On Monday 17 October the barbel were released into the River Skerne ...
  • Tidal flood risk in Thames estuary increases in line with predictions

    14th October 2016
    The Environment Agency presented today (13 October 2016) its 5 year review of tidal flood risk indicators in the Thames estuary.   The TE2100 plan   The review shows that, although tidal flood risk is increasing, it is in ...
  • £23m Hull flood scheme contract awarded to Bam Nuttall

    13th October 2016
    BAM Nuttall, working in joint venture with Mott MacDonald, has been awarded a £23 million contract for a major flood defence scheme in Hull.   The scheme, which is part of a £36.5m project to protect around 45,000 properties ...
  • Environment Agency carry out flood response exercise

    13th October 2016
    Environment Agency teams across England have been training with new temporary flood barriers, pumps, vehicles, and drones as part of Exercise Certus.   The exercise, carried out on the 11th and 12th October across the Midlands, ...
  • EA hosts event to recognise the role of volunteer Flood Wardens

    11th October 2016
    Teams of volunteer flood wardens across the North East are playing a vital role in helping protect their communities.   From Cleveland to Northumberland, there are groups of flood wardens in communities in the North East.   And ...
  • Update on the £17.1M Medway flood protection project

    6th October 2016
    The Environment Agency will be updating communities on the development of the River Medway flood alleviation schemes, a multi-million pound project to reduce the risk of flooding.   The project is being delivered in partnership ...
  • Flood risk expert retires after 40 years

    29th September 2016
    A Norfolk-based flood risk veteran, who played a key role in the aftermath of the East Coast surge in 2013, is retiring after 40 years. Steve Hayman has worked for the Environment Agency (and its predecessor organisations) for 40 years, ...
  • Hydrok appoint a dedicated New Business Development Manager

    28th September 2016
    The continued evolvement at Hydrok, and its approach to offering a complete Water Engineering Solutions service to the UK Water and Process Engineering Industries, has seen the introduction of a dedicated Business Development Manager who ...
  • Job vacancies with Salix

    26th September 2016
    Salix are a specialist company providing design and construction services nationwide for river restoration, wetland habitat creation plus scour and soil erosion protection using Bioengineering solutions throughout the UK. We are currently ...
  • Yorkshire will be better protected from floods this winter

    26th September 2016
    The Foss Barrier will be able to process an Olympic size swimming pool worth of water in just 50 seconds – a 66% increase in capacity - thanks to the installation of new state of the art pumps, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced ...
  • EA Consultation on the Leicester Flood Risk Management Strategy

    23rd September 2016
    The Environment Agency (EA) has produced a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) which aims to identify environmental and possibly other sustainability aspects to be considered in policy, plan and programme making. This scoping ...
  • Emma Howard Boyd confirmed as Chair of the Environment Agency

    19th September 2016
    Emma Howard Boyd has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Environment Agency and will take up the post today (Monday 19 September).   Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said:   Emma brings unrivalled experience, leadership ...
  • Environment Agency issues flood risk warning

    16th September 2016
    The Environment Agency is warning people to be vigilant ahead of heavy rainfall across large parts of the country tonight and tomorrow.   Jonathan Day, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said:   “From ...
  • River Medway boaters and wildlife boosted by £3m lock improvements

    15th September 2016
    The Environment Agency is spending £3 million on the refurbishment of the navigation lock, near Maidstone in Kent, and installing a new fish and eel pass. East Farleigh lock was last re-constructed over a century ago and, although ...
  • Government pledges £12.5million for temporary defences after Flood Resilience Review

    8th September 2016
    Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defences and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined in the government’s National Flood Resilience Review today.   Environment ...
  • Exwick phase of Exeter flood defence scheme begins

    1st September 2016
    The construction of a new flood embankment begins next week in Exwick as part of the second phase of the Exeter flood defence scheme. Phase 2 of Exeter’s £32 million scheme started in July and aims to reduce flood risk to 3,200 homes ...
  • £36.5 million flood scheme begins in Hull

    30th August 2016
    The Environment Agency is launching a major flood defence scheme in Hull after securing £36.5 million in Government funding.   Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defences that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River ...
  • Major bank repairs start on the River Aire

    30th August 2016
    Significant repairs to flood banks along the River Aire in East Yorkshire are currently underway by the Environment Agency, to repair damage done by the Christmas floods and reduce the risk of flooding to local communities.   Work ...
  • £3m flood recovery begins in North East towns

    30th August 2016
    Work started on the 22nd August in the towns of Skinningrove and Corbridge as part of a £3million Environment Agency recovery programme to restore damaged flood defences and recover from storms which hit the North East last winter.   Repair ...
  • Boston Barrier flood defence scheme takes a significant step forwards

    30th August 2016
    The Environment Agency has asked the Secretary of State to grant powers to construct and operate the Boston Barrier through a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) today.   The Boston Barrier scheme is part of a phased approach to reduce ...
  • River blockages cleared after winter flooding

    19th August 2016
    The Environment Agency has this week started an £800,000 programme of work on the rivers Aire and Worth to remove gravel and silt deposited by the winter floods.   The deposits, known as shoals, built up in the rivers during the ...
  • Yorkshire Water fined £350,000 for polluting Harrogate watercourse

    19th August 2016
    Yorkshire Water has been fined £350,000 for illegally discharging sewage that polluted a Harrogate watercourse.   The company was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (17 August) after previously pleading guilty ...
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