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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Environment Agency has completed a vital new Teesside flood scheme which benefits local residents and businesses and provides a significant boost to local wildlife. Costing almost £16 million, the Port Clarence and Greatham South project has increased flood protection to Port Clarence residents from the River Tees and Greatham Creek while also creating […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency today published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk. Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk is not a new concept but this is the first time that all the evidence has been brought together, with the intention of enabling more uptake. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is launching a major flood defense scheme in Hull after securing £36.5 million in Government funding. Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defenses that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River Hull. The first phase of the project will be complete by 2019, and additional phases of work will […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency this week started an £800,000 program of work on the rivers Aire and Worth to remove gravel and silt deposited by the winter floods. The deposits, known as shoals, built up in the rivers during the flooding as large volumes of water picked up debris and distributed it along the river system. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Environment Agency is inviting people living in Keynsham, near Bristol, and Bradford-on-Avon to drop-in surgeries about flooding. The surgery for, Keynsham, which includes Broadmead Industrial Estate, at the Riverside Suite, Keynsham Leisure Centre, Temple Street, Keynsham, on Wednesday 23 July, between 3pm and 6.30pm. The second event will be held at Bradford on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early […]

  • 20 March 2014

    Over the Christmas and New Year break, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) staff from the Cinque Ports Training Area (CPTA) in Kent battled the high tides and gale-force winds that threatened the sea defences at both Lydd and Hythe ranges. DIO surveyors alerted the Environment Agency to flooding danger posed by a breach in sea defences […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has completed the consultation on the environmental impact of the first phase of Exeter’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme. The first phase works will begin in June this year ahead of the main scheme, which is designed to reduce flood risk to properties on both sides of the river throughout Exeter. The […]

  • 20 February 2014

    The Environment Agency is to build up flood defences on the Lincolnshire coast which were damaged by December’s tidal surge. Beach levels in front of the sand dunes at Mablethorpe will be increased early next month after the storm surge lowered sand levels and eroded the dunes. Sand will be borrowed from other areas 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 […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency is preparing for heavy rainfall across the South East over the next ten days and is encouraging communities to take action to prepare for the risk of flooding. Rivers across the South East, including the River Thames, are rising in response to the recent heavy rainfall that has been experienced across the […]