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  • Environment Agency saves thousands of fish in Ampthill Reservoir

    29th June 2017
    Over the hot weekend of 17 to 18 June, Environment Agency teams saved thousands of carp, roach and rudd from Ampthill Reservoir Lake, an amenity fishery in Bedfordshire.   The angling club reported seeing huge shoals of fish gasping ...
  • Fish stocks boost for north east rivers

    29th June 2017
    The Environment Agency has released 7,500 young grayling into rivers to give fish stocks a boost across the North East region.   The fish were released into the River Pont at Ponteland and Matfen as well as tributaries of the rivers ...
  • EA launches £120m Oxford flood alleviation scheme consultation

    26th June 2017
    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the detailed design of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme.   The Environment Agency is calling on communities to have their say on benefits and ...
  • London Rivers Week is back for 2017!

    23rd June 2017
    Building on the success of last year, London Rivers Week is happening between Monday 26th June to Sunday 2nd July, 2017, with the official opening event on Sunday 25th June at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham, from 10.30am to 2pm.   London’s ...
  • Outstanding Contribution to Flood and Coastal Risk Management recognised by CIWEM

    23rd June 2017
    Jackie Banks, MBE, has been awarded the Jack Lewin 2017 Prize for her outstanding efforts in the industry.   The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group Jack Lewin Prize has been awarded to MBE honouree Jackie Banks, recognising her 41 years ...
  • 8,000 young fish released into the River Rother

    23rd June 2017
    The Environment Agency has today released 8,000 young grayling into the River Rother at Chesterfield to help fish populations recover from historical pollution.   This release is part of a five-year restocking programme that is ...
  • Innovative flood defence engineering on show at Leeds Waterfront Festival

    21st June 2017
    Visitors to this year’s Leeds Waterfront Festival will get the chance to see the innovative technology being used to reduce the risk of flooding to the city.   The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme project team will be on hand at ...
  • Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work

    21st June 2017
    The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month.   People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including ...
  • Tesco fined £8m for pollution incident

    18th June 2017
    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident.   The incident, which occurred in July 2014, sparked a huge multi-agency operation involving the Environment ...
  • First look at Rossall’s sea defence scheme as project enters its final stages

    17th May 2017
    Balfour Beatty has reached another milestone in the transformation of the £63 million Rossall sea defence, as the first complete section of the scheme has been unveiled.The completed section spanning from the beach to the promenade, ...
  • IBS Launches new lightweight flood barrier

    25th April 2017
    Worldwide leaders in demountable flood protection systems, IBS, have just released their smallest, lightest system to date.   Called the SL25, the new lightweight system is targeted at the property sector of the flood protection ...
  • £6.8m Lincshore scheme to reduce coastal flood risk

    13th April 2017
    A major annual scheme to replenish beaches gets underway this month, to reduce flood risk to thousands of Lincolnshire homes and businesses   The Environment Agency’s flagship Lincshore scheme involves dredging ...
  • Fish stocks boost for endangered pearl mussel

    7th April 2017
    The Environment Agency releases sea trout with pearl mussel larvae attached in effort to increase numbers in the North East.   Thousands of sea trout have been released into rivers in Northumberland to stock rivers for anglers ...
  • £2.4m repairs to Torcross sea defences completed

    5th April 2017
    Fixing the sea wall cost £2.4 million and will prevent a repeat of the damage from last year's storms.   The Environment Agency has finished repairing Torcross sea defence after damage caused by the storms of February ...
  • New Innovative moveable weirs now in place

    3rd April 2017
    Leeds flood alleviation scheme reaches major milestone   The first phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has reached a major milestone as all three moveable weir gates have now been successfully put in place at Knostrop ...
  • Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset

    31st March 2017
    Following on from Exercise Wessex Teal, where the army practised with flood barriers, engineers will deploy one of the Agency's largest pumps.   A high-volume pump used during major flood events will be tested in Somerset ...
  • New £1 million flood competition to protect more communities

    31st March 2017
    Environment Secretary announces new £1 million natural flood management competition, part of the government's drive to reduce flooding by using a range of innovative techniques.   A new ground-breaking competition ...
  • 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 ...
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