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  • Recruitment is underway for new members for the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

    29th March 2017
    New members are being sought for the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) – helping shape and approve local flood defence plans, raise local levy funding and influence the future of the environment. The Anglian ...
  • Make a difference to flood risk in the South West

    28th March 2017
    The Environment Agency is looking for someone to help manage flood risk and make a real difference to people and the environment.   The Environment Agency is looking for enthusiastic applicants from all walks of life to fill ...
  • Thames Water ordered to pay record £20 million for river pollution

    22nd March 2017
    Thames Water Utilities Ltd sentenced in the largest freshwater pollution case ever taken by the Environment Agency   Thames Water Utilities Ltd (Thames Water) has today (22 March) been fined an unprecedented £20,361,140.06 ...
  • Modern property challenges to be addressed at trade body conference

    22nd March 2017
    Flooding, ventilation and indoor air quality are just some of the issues being addressed at a leading conference for property professionals organised by a national trade body. The Property Care Association (PCA) is holding its annual ...
  • Help develop local flood and coastal management plans with Anglian flood and coastal committee

    21st March 2017
    The Environment Agency is looking for members to join the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which covers the River Great Ouse catchment, including large parts of the Fens, part of the Wash and North West Norfolk coast. Roles will start ...
  • River Avon restoration project shortlisted for UK River Prize 2017

    20th March 2017
    The Environment Agency has been praised for an ambitious restoration project on Hampshire’s famous River Avon.   The River Avon Restoration Project won the catchment category and is shortlisted for the overall UK River Prize 2017.   The ...
  • British Water publishes code of practice for SuDS technology

    16th March 2017
    In a first for the UK water industry a code of practice for assessing surface water treatment technologies has been published by British Water. The document, which took over two years to develop, has been supported by the Environment Agency ...
  • Port of Boston gets behind the Boston Barrier Scheme

    16th March 2017
    The Port of Boston has announced its support for the project after close discussions with the Environment Agency.   The Port of Boston has today announced its full backing of the proposed Boston Barrier and has formally withdrawn ...
  • Land & Water win awards on two major frameworks

    14th March 2017
    Over the past few days the UK’s largest inland waterway and marine environmental engineers, Land & Water has scooped two major framework contracts.   Land & Water landed the multimillion-pound Canal & River ...
  • Key milestone reached in £28m Perry Barr & Witton flood scheme

    14th March 2017
    First phase of the Perry Barr & Witton flood scheme is now complete.   Khalid Mahmood MP, Cllr Ray Nicholls, Cllr Karen Trench, Clive Wright Birmingham City Council and Lisa Pinney from the Environment Agency   On ...
  • De-silting works reduce flood risk at Tetney Haven

    13th March 2017
    The Environment Agency has de-silted a section of the Tetney Haven, helping reduce flood risk and boosting the area’s ecology.   The work, part of the EA’s regular maintenance programme, saw excess silt removed from ...
  • Improvements works on Ouseburn River begin

    13th March 2017
    An Environment Agency funded partnership project to protect and preserve the Ouseburn River in the North East has started.   Groundwork North East & Cumbria is working with partners from across the region to protect and ...
  • Welsh Government pledges £32million to reduce flood risk to over 2,000 homes

    13th March 2017
    The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced £32million capital funding to reduce the risk from flooding to over 2,100 homes and businesses across Wales.   The funding, which ...
  • East coast surge prompts over 2000 to sign up for flood warnings

    9th March 2017
    More than 2,000 people in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire signed up for flood warnings in just two days when flooding threatened the east coast in January.   The number of local registrations jumped by 7 per cent, Environment Agency ...
  • Public consultation for Wilton flood defence scheme

    8th March 2017
    The Environment Agency is holding a public consultation in Wilton, near Salisbury, to explain how it plans to reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses.   Mark Goldingay of the Environment Agency said:   This event ...
  • £3.8million flood scheme begins in Totnes

    7th March 2017
    The Environment Agency has started work on the £3.8million scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to over 400 homes and businesses in Totnes.   The scheme involves improving existing flood defences along the River Dart ...
  • EA seeks Chair person for the South West flood committee

    3rd March 2017
    The Environment Agency is looking for a talented and enthusiastic person to serve as chair of its South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.   The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in flood and coastal risk ...
  • Joanne Segars appointed to EA board

    1st March 2017
    Joanne Segars OBE has been appointed to the board of the Environment Agency by Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom.   The appointment will take effect from 1 March 2017 for three years.   Joanne is the Chief Executive ...
  • Flood protection options being presented to Yate and Chipping Sodbury

    24th February 2017
    Residents will learn more about different ways to protect their homes at a drop-in event at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.     The Environment Agency is holding a public consultation in Chipping Sodbury to explain how ...
  • Green light for North Tyneside sea defence scheme

    23rd February 2017
    A revised scheme to strengthen and safeguard sea defences – which has saved more than £1m of public money - has been given the go-ahead.   North Tyneside Council’s Planning Committee has approved proposals for ...
  • Shoreham flood scheme enters next phase

    22nd February 2017
    Over 2,000 properties in Shoreham and East Lancing will have a significantly reduced flood risk thanks to a new flood defence scheme   A major flood defence scheme that will significantly reduce flood risk to over 2,300 properties ...
  • South West Water fined £205k for sewage pollution near shellfish beds

    21st February 2017
    South West Water has been ordered to pay £205,000 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into the Fal estuary in Cornwall. The case was brought by the Environment Agency.   On 26 August 2013 untreated sewage overflowed from ...
  • New study in Ireland finds significant benefits of natural land management ignored

    15th February 2017
    Dredging alone will not contain flood risk   A new study, commissioned by Friends of the Earth, has found that natural land management techniques can significantly reduce flood risk but are being ignored by Irish policy-makers, ...
  • £3.8m Rugeley Flood Risk Management Scheme well under way

    14th February 2017
    The Environment Agency’s Rugeley Flood Risk Management Scheme that began in December is progressing well. Preparations for the construction of the embankment have now started.   During a flood, the embankment will hold ...
  • Restoring fifty hectares of rare and threatened habitats in Doncaster to benefit all

    14th February 2017
    Almost 50 hectares of nationally-important habitat is being restored in Doncaster as part of an Environment Agency-led project benefiting communities and wildlife.   The work across seven woodland areas, including two Sites ...
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