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  • Launch of £4m Selly Park North and Selly Oak flood scheme

    3rd February 2017
    Yesterday (Thursday 2 February), the Environment Agency and Calthorpe Estates carried out a sod cutting ceremony which marked the launch of the Selly Park North and Selly Oak Flood Risk Management Scheme.   The ceremony was performed ...
  • Environmental charities receive over £1.5 million from businesses which broke environmental laws

    3rd February 2017
    harities will receive more than £1.5 million for projects benefitting wildlife and the environment as a result of enforcement action by the Environment Agency, it was announced today.   Companies which broke environmental ...
  • New houses increase flood risk to existing homes

    2nd February 2017
    eople’s homes will be at greater risk from flooding by 2020 because new homes will overwhelm existing drains, according to the biggest ever survey of relevant building and flooding professionals.   The Government is planning ...
  • Horncastle reservoir ready to reduce flood risk

    20th January 2017
    The Horncastle flood alleviation reservoir will reduce risk to 169 properties.   The long-awaited Horncastle flood storage reservoir can now be used to reduce flood risk to hundreds of local homes and businesses.   Although ...
  • Project aims to improve river health

    19th January 2017
    A new project which uses natural features to capture silt run-off is aiming to improve the health of a north east river catchment.   The Northumbria Rural Diffuse Pollution Prevention Partnership (NRDPP) started in 2014, focusing ...
  • Construction due to start on £14m Dawlish beach management scheme

    18th January 2017
    esidents and interested parties are invited to find out more about the construction of a scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 2,900 properties around the River Exe.   The £14 million Dawlish beach management ...
  • Latest edition of Managing Water Magazine is now live

    14th January 2017
    The Winter edition of Managing Water Magazine is now out.   Click to view     Contents   FLOOD RISK MPs demand overhaul of Environment Agency flood role UK Winter 2015/2016 floods:One of the century’s ...
  • EA warns of possible Flooding along the east coast

    13th January 2017
    Communities along the east coast of England are warned to be prepared for large waves and possible flooding throughout Friday into Saturday morning. Counties particularly at risk include Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.   Gale ...
  • Exercise tests new temporary flood defences in the West Midlands

    12th January 2017
    Today (Wednesday 11 January 2017), Environment Agency teams from across the West Midlands have been training with new equipment as part of an exercise to practice their emergency response.   The exercise, which involved staff from ...
  • SuDS survey finds that Uncertainty About Maintenance is Presenting Barriers to SuDS Adoption

    20th December 2016
    LACK of a clear framework for the maintenance and performance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) is seen by professionals as a key barrier to effective delivery and adoption, a national survey has found. The results of the research, ...
  • Army and Environment Agency prepare for flood response

    16th December 2016
    Wiltshire-based troops have carried out a ‘winter ready’ training day with the Environment Agency in a bid to provide even more flood support for vulnerable communities across the Thames region.   Military personnel ...
  • Flood information centre officially opens in Kirkstall

    14th December 2016
    The Team Kirkstall Regeneration Hub in Leeds provides flood information and advice to homeowners and businesses at risk of flooding.   A public flood information centre has opened in the Kirkstall area of Leeds to provide flood information ...
  • UK Winter 2015/2016 floods: One of the century’s most extreme and severe flood episodes

    7th December 2016
    A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.   The new hydrological appraisal - ‘The Winter Floods of 2015/2016 ...
  • England’s flood strategy failing, says new study

    28th November 2016
    New approach urgently needed from government to protect communities and stop costs spiralling   Public spending on flood risk in England is skewed towards dealing with the after effects of floods, rather than on preventing them, ...
  • Prestigious environmental award for pioneering project improving some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside

    28th November 2016
    A pioneering scheme that is leading the way in improving some of Yorkshire’s best countryside has won a prestigious national award.   The Upper Aire Project won the Green Apple award for its work on improving the environment ...
  • EA chief praises key Lincolnshire habitat scheme

    28th November 2016
    Sir James Bevan visited a restoration project near Grantham last week.   A project to restore vital habitat, boost river ecology and reduce flood risk has been praised by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Sir James ...
  • Flood Warnings – MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER

    21st November 2016
    Communities in the south west and parts of the north of England are warned to be prepared for possible flooding and disruption today (Monday 21st November).   Further rain is forecast tonight and throughout Monday and into Tuesday ...
  • £26m Morpeth flood scheme scoops national award

    21st November 2016
    The joint £26million project between the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council has scooped a prestigious national award.   The Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme was named Project of the Year in this year’s ...
  • 5 year flood plan announced for York

    21st November 2016
    A new five-year plan to better protect the City of York against flooding was announced last week (Thursday 17 November).   The plan set out the options to reduce the risk of flooding to 2,000 properties across 10 York communities over ...
  • Environment Agency completes £28m first phase of Great Yarmouth flood scheme

    21st November 2016
    More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defence project has been completed.   The EA has recently finished ...
  • Realignment and bank reinforcement on River Windrush help reduce flood risk

    21st November 2016
    An Environment Agency field team has recently finished re-aligning the Newbridge Cut away from the River Windrush.   In addition to this they also are reinforcing the bank of the River Windrush near Standlake in Oxfordshire. The ...
  • Leeds river maintenance underway to help alleviate flood risk

    21st November 2016
    Essential maintenance work has started along the riverside in Leeds City Centre through the River Aire Care programme to help reduce flood risk ahead of the winter months.   Contractors are working over three weeks, to remove damaged ...
  • Thames Valley is prepared for possible winter floods

    16th November 2016
    The Environment Agency’s Operations Delivery teams have been working hard throughout 2016 to ensure the Thames Valley is prepared and ready for the winter.   As we enter the winter months, there is an increasing likelihood ...
  • Know Your Flood Risk launches new practical Guide to Flood Resilience

    15th November 2016
    Former flood victims take action and deliver practical guidance on making homes flood resilient Many real life case study examples published, following interviews with flood victims Guide aims to empower people to be aware, prepare ...
  • Last of eight new pumps is installed in Foss Barrier improvement works

    14th November 2016
    A milestone has been reached in the £17 million programme of improvements at the Foss Barrier as the installation of the last of eight new, high capacity pumps is completed.   Weighing 6.5 tonnes each and at a cost of £800,000, ...
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