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  • Explosives aid fish migration

    25th October 2011
    Salmon and sea trout can migrate more easily up the River Taw thanks to a 'Dam Buster' operation carried out by the Environment Agency and West Country Rivers Trust. The weir near the Dartmoor village of Belstone was a serious obstruction to ...
  • Plans to replace 1.5km of harbour wall in Rye

    25th October 2011
    The Environment Agency is proposing to rebuild an integral part of Rye Harbour’s navigation channel in the new year. The 1.5km wall protects the harbour from the sea and guides the rivers Rother, Brede and Tillingham to the coast. It ...
  • Flood risk returns after heavy rains.

    25th October 2011
    The Environment Agency is today warning of flooding in parts of South West England and West Wales as a result of heavy and persistent rain. Cornwall, Devon, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Swansea are among those affected. The Met Office ...
  • Scotland announces £18m investment surge for wave and tidal

    24th October 2011
    An £18 million fund will help develop Scotland's first commercial wave and tidal power arrays. The money forms part of £35 million the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise will provide ...
  • UK Marine energy technology to benefit under new Renewable energy proposals

    21st October 2011
    The Government is looking to encourage investment in the UK’s energy infrastructure with proposals, just released, supporting the use of renewable energy.  The new consultation document (20th October 2011) from the Department ...
  • National Flood Forum on FADS

    20th October 2011
    The National Flood Forum is the latest organisation to develop an association with FADS to help promote the work that they carry out. The National Flood Forum provides support and advice to communities and individuals that have been flooded ...
  • ABI warns that Flood cover could be pulled

    19th October 2011
    The ABI is concerned that reforms to the planning process will encourage building in flood risk areas. This is very likely to make flood insurance more expensive if available at all. The concern is, that with one in six properties in England are ...
  • Efforts to lessen flood risk are working - according to new data.

    19th October 2011
    Environment Agency specialists have finished new mapping to give a detailed picture of the risk of flooding to Pocklington residents. In 2007, 50 properties in the town flooded after extreme rainfall. The flooding caused damage worth more ...
  • Emergency Flood Testing Exercise for Lewes

    19th October 2011
    Tomorrow (20th October) will see Lewes being the scene of a major incident as specialist Environment Agency emergency officers battle through the night to protect the town from serious flooding. Obviously, not a real incident, but a planned ...
  • Protests against Flood Defence Works

    19th October 2011
    More than 3,000 people attended a protest meeting on the seafront at Clontarf on Sunday (16th October) to demonstrate their concern about the proposed construction of 9ft flood defences that would obscure views of Dublin Bay along the promenade. Residents ...
  • Residents Vote to Pay a Flood Tax

    18th October 2011
    When put to the vote, residents in Cockermouth elected to pay a flood tax inorder to help protect the town from future flooding. Of the 4,153 homes surveyed, 1,842 forms were returned with 1,394 households voting yes in favour of paying an extra ...
  • Isle of Axholme Flood Risk Management Strategy moves forward

    17th October 2011
    During January and February 2011, the Environment Agency sought public comments on a draft Flood Risk Management Strategy for the Isle of Axholme, to manage flooding from the rivers Torne and Idle. With the initial consultation period complete, ...
  • A step closer for Tidal flood defence barrier at Boston

    15th October 2011
    The preferred location for Boston’s new multi-million pound barrier is just downstream of Black Sluice Lock. That is the finding after months of technical assessment and consultation with the local community and organisations ...
  • Non-Native vistors removed

    14th October 2011
    Non-native visitors to our rivers and lakes can at first appear quite appealing but they can have a direct effect on native species and can upset the natural balance of waters.  The Environment Agency is looking to combat this problem, ...
  • Farmers Grants of £5.7M help to tackle water pollution

    13th October 2011
    South west farmers have received more than £5.7 million in grants over the past year to tackle water pollution across the region. The money was available under Catchment Sensitive Farming, a government-funded initiative that encourages ...
  • A Small Scheme!.. But a big difference to Flood Risk

    13th October 2011
    More than 100 properties in an East Yorkshire village will benefit form a £60,000 flood scheme that is nearing completion. North Ferriby, west of Hull, is at a high risk of flooding from the Humber Estuary but only part of the village ...
  • FREE advertising for FADS subscribers

    11th October 2011
    A new monthly electronic-magazine is due to be launched shortly. 'Managing water' is being produced in association with the FADS Directory for the water management industry. It is another service that FADS is able to offer ...
  • Eradicating Floating Pennywort – Battle commences

    11th October 2011
    A three year campaign has been started by the Environment Agency to eradicate the Floating Pennywort plant from the Rivers Tame and Trent in the Tamworth area. Floating Pennywort (Hydrocotyle Ranunculoides) is an invasive, non-native ...
  • Midlands RFCC proposal for restructuring

    11th October 2011
    The Environment Agency, Midlands, currently has one Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), the Severn-Trent RFCC, whereas most regions have 2 or 3. The members of the Midlands RFCC believe that the current RFCC composition means ...
  • Flood & Water Management Act 2010 - Fifth Phase

    6th October 2011
    On the 1 October 2011 A fifth phase of implementation of the Flood & Water Management Act 2010 came into force.  In addition, the guidance on the duty that English flood and coastal erosion risk management authorities ...
  • Romney Weir Prepares For Hydropower

    6th October 2011
    Repair works on Romney weir are now complete, making way for the construction stage of the new hydropower scheme, set to revolutionise the electricity supply for Windsor Castle. Huge Archimedes screw turbines are on site ready to be installed ...
  • A Unique Solution for Altmouth from Bedford Pumps

    5th October 2011
    £10.7 Million refurbishment works have been completed at Altmouth Pumping Station, situated at  the mouth of the River Alt in Merseyside. The Altmouth Pumping Station, constructed in 1972, reduces the risk of flooding ...
  • Does Reducing the flood Risk Reduce the Insurance premium?

    5th October 2011
    No one disputes that with 1 in 6 homes being at risk of flooding Insurance companies have a right to be cautious about properties that they will insure. Premiums in high-risk areas are set accordingly, if cover is available at all. But when money ...
  • Teignmouth tidal defence scheme approved

    5th October 2011
    Environment Agency plans to build a flood defence scheme to protect the Back Beach area of Teignmouth were unanimously approved by Teignbridge planning committee at its meeting on Monday October 3. The £4 million scheme is designed ...
  • Weevils employed to sort out invasive weeds

    4th October 2011
    The Environment Agency has called upon an unusual ally in its fight to control a very troublesome water weed. A colony of tiny weevils, with big teeth and a taste for a specific plant, has been drafted in to control the problematic Azolla weed. Stenopelmus ...
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