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  • Some areas remain in drought

    5th July 2011
    Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, parts of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, and western Norfolk remain in drought. Anglian Water and Cambridge Water who provide public water supply in this area have said that there is no threat to the public ...
  • South Devon estuary receives wildlife boost as tides return to wetland

    5th July 2011
    01-Jul-2011 An exciting new habitat creation project to benefit both wildlife and people will be officially opened next week by the Environment Agency. As part of its Regional Habitat Creation Programme, the Environment Agency is ...
  • Drought causes more problems for fish

    30th June 2011
    29-Jun-2011 Hundreds of fish are being removed from a Lincolnshire river as the drought continues despite recent spells of rainfall. The Environment Agency will be relocating the fish from the Upper River Slea, which is currently experiencing ...
  • Two Flood Alleviation Schemes

    24th June 2011
    Bucklebury's flood defences unveiled A £600,000 flood defence scheme for Bucklebury in Berkshire will be officially opened later. Streets and homes in the village - made famous as the childhood home of the Duchess of Cambridge ...
  • Drought News - Transferring river water to save the fish

    24th June 2011
    24th June 2011 Fresh water has been released from the River Welland, near Spalding, into the South Holland Main Drain to reduce salinity levels after a number of fish died as a result of salt water entering the watercourse. The Environment ...
  • Drought declared in the Anglian region

    13th June 2011
    10-Jun-2011 Parts of the Anglian region are now officially in a state of drought, Defra and the Environment Agency announced today. Areas in the South West, South East and Midlands are experiencing near-drought conditions following ...
  • More flood and coastal defence schemes to go ahead under new funding system

    27th May 2011
    The following article is courtesy of Defra - 23 May 2011 More flood and coastal erosion defence projects across England will receive government money each year under a new funding system announced today. The new system provides money based ...
  • Hundreds more homes to get flood protection with innovative new products

    16th May 2011
      On Thursday 12 May 2011: The Environment Agency today announced the list of successful applicants for a £2m grant scheme that will help hundreds of householders better protect their homes against flooding. The Environment ...
  • £6.1M Keswick flood scheme gets planning go-ahead

    10th May 2011
    The Environment Agency has secured planning permission for its £6.1 million Keswick flood risk management scheme to protect 180 homes and businesses at risk of flooding from the River Greta. Construction of the £6.1million ...
  • Northern Ireland Water fined £2000 for water pollution

    10th May 2011
    Northern Ireland Water Ltd (NIW) was fined £2,000 at Antrim Magistrates' Court last week for making a polluting discharge to a waterway and breach of consent. On 3 May 2010 an official from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency observed ...
  • Is drought a possibility?

    6th May 2011
    added 6/6/11  - Information courtesy of the Environment Agency and the Met Office The Met Office has reported that this has been the warmest April since records began in 1910 with temperatures having been 3-5°C higher than usual ...
  • £10 Million revamp for England's Rivers

    15th April 2011
    Article courtesy of Defra 13th April 2011 A £110 million revamp which will bring more otters, salmon and other fish back to England’s rivers was announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today. The money ...
  • A New Era for Waterways - Defra

    5th April 2011
    Added 5th April 2011 Plans to create one of Britain’s biggest charities to secure the future of more than 4,000 kilometres of canals and rivers in England and Wales have been set out today. The Government announced last year that the ...
  • Environment Agency Thames and Southern Regions Merge from 1st April

    31st March 2011
    added 1/04/11 The Thames and Southern regions are merging to form a new South East Region See more information here
  • Thames Water ordered to pay £345,00 after serious sewage spill

    29th March 2011
    Environment Agency News - added 29/03.11 Thames Water ordered to pay £345,000 after serious sewage spill In addition Thames Water Utilities Ltd was ordered to pay the Environment Agency’s costs of £139,689.98 and ...
  • Bank repairs to prevent flooding

    21st March 2011
    Bank erosion repairs will reduce risk of flooding The Environment Agency will soon finish repairing eroded banks along the tidal River Nene between Wisbech and Guyhirn. During the six-week, £100,000 project, more ...
  • Transfer of Drains and Sewers

    18th March 2011
    TRANSFER OF PRIVATE SEWERS – WHERE ARE WE?  The transfer of private drains and sewers is now set for 1st October 2011 and the challenges to all sides of the industry remain immense in what will be the biggest shake up the ...
  • UK's biggest Civil Emergency Exercise

    18th March 2011
    added 14/3/11 10,000 people take part in UK's biggest ever civil emergency exercise 10,000 people will take part in Exercise Watermark this week, Britain’s biggest ever civil emergency exercise which will test the country’s ...
  • First Iphone app to warn of flooding

    18th March 2011
    First iPhone app to warn of flooding   added 14/3/11 This is just one of the many ways in which the Environment Agency is using new technology and social media to protect people from floods. ‘Flood Alert’ uses live ...
  • Transfer of EA navigation's to new waterays charity

    18th March 2011
    Transfer of Environment Agency navigation's to new waterways charity. Published on Monday 28 February 2011 - Courtesy of DEFRA In a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament today, Minister for Inland Waterways Richard Benyon ...
  • 3 Day Flooding forecasts

    18th February 2011
    The forecast risk of flooding across England and Wales for today and the next two days is very low. This forecast is updated daily. click here
  • Work begins on new flood defence schemes

    13th January 2011
    39 new flood and coastal defence projects have been announced today as part of Government plans to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion in England. Of these new projects 21 will provide additional protection to over 13,000 households ...
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