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  • 9 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sir James Bevan, the Environment Agency’s chief executive, visited the Lincolnshire coast last week to see the work being done to reduce flood risk along the east coast and across the county. East coast inundation is one of the top risks facing the county, and Sir James took the opportunity to learn more about the […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s Chief Executive 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 Sir James after he paid a visit to the site. He accompanied Environment Agency officers to the site at Grange Farm near Grantham, […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won a place on a new Environment Agency (EA) framework which will continue to deliver a £2.6 billion program to better protect homes from flooding and coastal erosion. Effective from April 2019, the EA’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA) will form the basis of new […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Sir James Bevan, the new chief executive of the Environment Agency, is visiting Somerset this week where he will see firsthand the improvements made in the area since 2013/14.  He will start his tour in Bridgwater where he will meet local Environment Agency staff. Sir James will then be taken to Burrow Mump, where he will witness the […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency will next April receive two new vessels that will aid the navigation team on the Medway in their annual dredging & channel maintenance program. New tug and dredger barge, being built for the Agency, are based on an original Canal and River Trust design. The design detailing was provided by Keel Marine of […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jackson is one of only six contractors to be appointed to the Environment Agency’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA). The company will work in partnership with the Environment Agency and design consultant ARUP as a collaborative delivery team (CDT) to deliver the EA’s capital investment program across the entire Midlands region, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has confirmed that they plan to dredge part of the River Lune near Lancaster as soon as possible. Morecambe’s MP David Morris revealed this information during his recent visit to the Lancaster John O Gaunt Rowing Club on Halton Road in Skerton. The club was flooded in December, but has since made huge progress thanks to […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council (TDC) are working together on the Dawlish Warren beach management scheme. The main scheme is due to begin in 2017, but due to significant damage suffered to the groynes during the storms of winter 2015/16 a package of emergency works was completed in spring 2016. Over the summer […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working with the Vale of White Horse District Council to develop potential schemes to reduce flood risk in Abingdon. There are 2 schemes currently being considered: a small flood defense wall at St Helen’s Mill and a larger scheme on the River Ock, EA said. The project team have completed surveys […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has carried out 16,000 inspections and identified around 660 flood defenses needing repair work in the wake of record-breaking wet weather in December. The ongoing work to assess and repair flood damage following Storm Desmond and Storm Eva will be outlined at an open Board meeting today, chaired by Acting Chairman Emma […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A permanent flood protection being designed for Severn Stoke is making vital behind-the-scenes progress following a meeting hosted by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin. The local flood action group met up with experts from the Environment Agency last week to discuss progress on the proposals, which will see bunds and flood gates constructed to protect […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Categories for the Project Excellence Awards at the Environment Agency convened Flood & Coast 2018 conference have recently been announced at the floodandcoast.com. Project Teams, partnerships and all people from across the flood and coastal risk management sectors are invited to nominate their project to be considered for one of the EA’s Awards. Submissions need […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced new green legacy for £2.6 billion flood and coastal risk management program. According to the release, the Environment Agency reported a set of new supplier arrangements and partnerships which will increase efficiency, value for money and the green legacy of its £2.6bn capital investment program. The program aims to […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold two public exhibitions in Devon in order to present proposed flood defenses for the area. According to the EA release, drop-in sessions have been arranged for people in Bampton and Tiverton to see the plans that will reduce flood risk in their towns. The first public exhibition is about Bampton and takes […]

  • 15 April 2014

    The Environment Agency’s Board has visited Lincolnshire to see the work taking place to reduce flood risk in the county. Chairman Lord Chris Smith was joined by Environment Agency board members and executive directors during the visit which included a visit to the Lincolnshire coast and to the towns of Horncastle and Boston and other […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Flood & Coast conference, aimed to tackle the big questions facing flood and coastal erosion management, will take place at the Telford International Center from 20-22 March, 2018.  The topics including infrastructure resilience, partnership working, community collaboration and incident response will be debated at the event. Speakers this year include the Chief Executive of […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has issued 15 Severe Flood Warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey. The Environment Agency is working with key agencies, including local authorities, emergency services and the military to ensure that those most likely to be affected are kept safe. “Environment Agency officers are […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    MP Steve Barclay has called on the Environment Agency to increase its dredging of the Old Bedford River and demonstrate that the lessons of the Somerset floods are being applied in the Fens. “At present the Environment Agency are dredging some parts of the Old Bedford River but not all the areas recommended by local […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Rivers and lakes located in European cities and towns are getting cleaner thanks to improvements in waste water treatment and restoration projects which have brought many waterways back to life, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) released yesterday. The EEA report ‘Rivers and lakes in European cities: Past and future […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    An Environment Agency funded partnership project to protect and preserve the Ouseburn River in the North East has officially started. “Groundwork North East & Cumbria is working with partners from across the region to protect and preserve the upper part of the Ouseburn River,” the agency said in its latest release. Working with partners including […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Richmond MP Rishi Sunak visited Stokesley on Friday, 31 July to learn more about the town’s new £3.7m Flood Alleviation Scheme. During the visit, Mr Sunak was shown around areas of the town that will benefit from the scheme by representatives from the Environment Agency. Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-term plan to […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Totnes’ improved flood defense scheme had its opening ribbon cut by Philip Rees, Chairman of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, and South Hams District councilor John Tucker on Friday, 7 December, 2018. The Environment Agency’s £3.8 million improvements were needed to reduce the significant risk of river and tidal flooding. The scheme […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency (EA) is to host a community open morning, where local people can discuss with experts about the dredging operations on the Somerset Moors and Levels. The EA has dredged a 4 kilometre length of river (on the Parrett and Tone and removed 80,000 tonnes of silt and remain on target to finish […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    After much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, Defra has given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) reports that the process involves investigating […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Bradford Council will host a drop-in session to give residents and interested parties the opportunity to find out about the ways the council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water have been working together to help tackle flooding problems across the district. The session will take place at the Keighley Library on Tuesday, May 9th 2017 from 2pm […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Boaters are to benefit from a £1.4 million investment into Anglian Waterways, as the Environment Agency launches its latest improvement program. The seven-figure investment for the repairs and upgrades of the Anglian Waterways’ 353-mile network will ensure the structures remain in good working order for years to come, reports the Environment Agency. Among others, the investment program includes de-shoaling work on […]