This government wants clean and safe rivers, lakes and seas, and we have been clear that we will hold water companies to account if they do not comply with our environmental regulations.
There has been widespread coverage of Environment Agency warnings to be prepared for possible flooding this winter, as it continues its awareness campaign - Flood Action Week - to encourage those who live in areas at risk of flooding to act now to protect their home, possessions and family
The latest National Drought Group meeting forecasts average rainfall over winter will not be enough to prevent drought conditions in some areas next year.
Yesterday (26 July 2022), the Environment Agency convened the National Drought Group to discuss the recent period of hot and dry weather and agree actions to protect water resources and the environment in England in the weeks ahead.
Yesterday (25 July 2022), the Environment Agency published the latest annual salmon stock assessment, warning that action is needed if stocks are to stabilise and recover.
Today there has been widespread coverage of warnings by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and Interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute, of how widespread greenwashing is compromising efforts to prepare for climate impacts. Her comments have …
Actions include producing a new national assessment of flood risk, an updated national coastal erosion risk map and new long term investment scenarios, to better inform future investment decisions.
The challenges facing England’s water resources was covered by BBC Countryfile last night.
Today the National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report on its investigation into the Government’s actions to combat waste crime. Coverage in The Telegraph, the Independent, Western Daily Press & Western Telegraph reports on the NAO’s assessment that there …
There has been widespread positive coverage today in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, BBC News and Sky News of Defra’s announcement that part of the Wolvercote Mill Stream at Port Meadow, Oxford, and the East Cowes Esplanade …