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  • Yorkshire floods 100 days on

    4th April 2016
    Today (4 April) marks 100 days since the devastating floods hit many communities across Yorkshire – when the county experienced the wettest December since records began in 1910 and the rainfall led to record-breaking levels in the rivers ...
  • Flood Re goes live

    4th April 2016
    Flood Re, launched today(4th April 2016), giving people living in flood risk areas better access to affordable flood insurance. It is expected to help an estimated 350,000 households in the UK at risk of flooding.   The world-first ...
  • LGA Winter Flood Survey puts flood damage at close to £250m

    29th March 2016
    Nearly £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter's flooding, new research reveals.   A snapshot analysis by the Local Government ...
  • DEFRA appoints new EA Acting Deputy Chair

    24th March 2016
    The Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has reappointed Richard Macdonald to the Environment Agency Board for a second term from 31 May for a further four years. He will also take up the post of Acting ...
  • “State of the Nation” Survey Tests ‘Grass Roots’ Confidence in Future SuDS Delivery

    22nd March 2016
    Engineering Nature’s Way, the knowledge-sharing initiative for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), is launching a national survey of professionals working with SuDS at the ‘grass roots’ to assess confidence levels ...
  • An industry award for Bedford Pumps and a £3m saving for Stakeholders

    22nd March 2016
    Bedford Pumps are delighted to have been crowned Winners of the prestigious Environmental Contribution of the Year category at the 2016 Pump Industry Awards which took place on Thursday evening, 10th March.The accolade ...
  • Tree planting helps flood scheme in Birmingham

    21st March 2016
    An Environment Agency team joined Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Trees for Life and schoolchildren to plant 280 trees at Perry Hall playing fields in Perry Barr, Birmingham as part of the Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme.   The ...
  • Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting and river restoration, scientists discover

    18th March 2016
    A study, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent, according to research published in the journal ...
  • £700m boost for flood defences

    17th March 2016
    The Chancellor announced an extra £700m in flood defence funding   The extra £700m in flood defence funding will help deliver the government’s commitment to ensure communities are protected against increasingly ...
  • New Scottish National Centre for Resilience to be located at Glasgow University

    16th March 2016
    The new National Centre for Resilience will be a dedicated facility that will enhance Scotland’s resilience capability to combat natural hazards. It is being funded by the Scottish Government and will be located in the University of ...
  • Environment Agency appoints new Executive Directors

    16th March 2016
    John Curtin is Executive Director for Flood & Coastal Risk Management and Harvey Bradshaw is Executive Director for Environment & Business.   The Environment Agency has announced today (15 March) that John Curtin is the ...
  • Rivers to benefit from proposed new legislation

    15th March 2016
    Rivers across England could benefit from new Government plans to help address declining freshwater fish stocks so native species can thrive.   Migration within rivers and between rivers and the sea is an important part of the lifecycles ...
  • River Thames weir improvement works go on show

    14th March 2016
    The Environment Agency and partners are holding public events to hear residents' views on proposed works at Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington weirs.     The public events will give local residents the opportunity to view the ...
  • Significant flood recovery effort continues in Yorkshire

    11th March 2016
    After severe flooding across Yorkshire in December 2015, the Environment Agency are continuing their efforts to repair damaged defences.   Environment Agency teams have been working to clear screens like this one at Backstone ...
  • £10m repair programme outlined for Cumbria following floods

    11th March 2016
    The Environment Agency has outlined an extensive repair programme worth around £10 million in Cumbria as it builds on 100 days of vital flood recovery work following record-breaking wet weather in December.   More than 3,000 ...
  • Hydro International acquires Hydro-Logic, adding monitoring products and services to its water management portfolio

    9th March 2016
    Hydro International has acquired Hydro-Logic Ltd (trading as Isodaq Technology) and Hydro-Logic Services LLP, expanding its range of water quantity and water quality management products with the addition of monitoring products and data, ...
  • Welsh Government announces additional £5m for flood protection

    8th March 2016
    Ahead of a vote on the Welsh Government Final Budget 2016-17 in the National Assembly, the Finance and Government Business Minister has announced an additional £5m will be spent in the next financial year on flood risk management. Budget The ...
  • £3m Teeside flood defences completed

    8th March 2016
    A multi-million pound scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to 350 homes and 32 businesses in Teesside is complete.   The Environment Agency joined forces with local business Wilton Engineering to deliver the Port Clarence flood ...
  • EA award £219k temporary flood barrier contract

    2nd March 2016
    The Environment Agency have awarded a temporary flood barrier contract, valued at £219,500 to Geodesign Barriers Ltd.   The emergency procurement of flood barriers was carried out in response to the unprecedented and unpredicted ...
  • Deal set for Hydro International to acquire Hydro-Logic

    2nd March 2016
    A conditional agreement has been put in place that will see Hydro International acquire Hydro-Logic, next week.   Hydro-Logic, founded in 1985, provides instrumentation and information systems for water environment monitoring ...
  • Details on show for £6m Catterick flood protection scheme

    2nd March 2016
    Construction of a £6 million water storage reservoir to protect Catterick Village and the A1 motorway from flooding will start this Spring.   Details of the Environment Agency scheme, which is jointly funded with Highways ...
  • Revitalising natural landscapes can reduce flood risk

    25th February 2016
    Sir James Bevan visited the uplands in the Peak District National Park on Friday to see firsthand how the Environment Agency’s investment is supporting the Moors for the Future Partnership in reversing the effects of hundreds of years ...
  • Key flood and coastal erosion stakeholders meet next week in Telford

    19th February 2016
    Key stakeholders are meeting from 23-25 February in Telford to tackle the big questions in resilience and response to flooding and coastal erosion.   Led by the Environment Agency, the event is drawing together local authorities, ...
  • Dredging works on the Old Bedford River to reduce flood risk

    19th February 2016
    The Environment Agency is removing accumulated silts and sediments from 3km of the Old Bedford River at Salter’s Lode, Norfolk to reduce flood risk.   Long reach excavators are being used from both sides of the river to dig out ...
  • Repair work starts on flood defences in Shrewsbury

    19th February 2016
    On Monday 22 February, the Environment Agency will begin repair work on a section of the Frankwell flood defence scheme in Shrewsbury.   The repairs will involve relaying part of the outer brick wall cladding and installation of a ...
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