Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Install
Faster access than browser!
 

Environment Agency

Index Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental public body, established in 1995 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England (and until 2013 also Wales). [1]

123 relations: Air pollution, Alkali Act 1863, Angling, Asbestos, Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee, Autumn 2000 western Europe floods, Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone, Biomedical waste, Bracklesham Bay, BREEAM, Bristol, Building Research Establishment, Canal & River Trust, Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, Coastal erosion, Cranfield University, Crown Court, Dee Estuary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Directive (European Union), Dredging, Ed Gallagher (scientist), Edward Leigh, Effects of global warming, England, Environment (biophysical), Environment Act 1995, Environment Agency Wales, Environmental protection, European Environment Agency, Exeter, Fens and Anglian system, Fens Waterways Link, Fishery, Fishing rod, Flood, Flood forecasting, Flood Forecasting Centre (UK), Flood risk assessment, FloodAlerts, Floodline, Floodplain, Government of the United Kingdom, Grant-in-aid, Habitat, Harmonised monitoring scheme, Helpline, Highways England, Hydroelectricity, Incineration, ..., Infrastructure asset management, Institution of Civil Engineers, Internal drainage board, Irrigation, James Bevan (diplomat), John Ailwyn Fellowes, 4th Baron de Ramsey, John Harman (British politician), Jubilee River, Landfill, License, Line management, List of environmental organizations, List of estuaries of England, List of rivers of England, List of rivers of Wales, Lock (water navigation), Lock keeper, Locks and weirs on the River Thames, Magistrates' court (England and Wales), Main river, Medway Navigation, Met Office, Michael Pitt (civil servant), National Audit Office (United Kingdom), National Rivers Authority, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Navigation authority, Non-departmental public body, Operating authority, Ordinary watercourse, Owen Paterson, Philip Dilley, Probability, Public Accounts Committee (United Kingdom), Rainwater harvesting, Regulatory agency, Reservoir, River Dee, Wales, River Foss, River Lugg, River Parrett, River Severn, River Tweed, River Wye, Royal Military Canal, Rye, East Sussex, Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Severn bore, Shellfish, Sluice, Solar panel, Solway Firth, Somerset, Somerset Levels, South Forty-Foot Drain, Storm Desmond, Storm Eva, Sustainable development, Thames Barrier, Tidal bore, Trent Aegir, UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau, Vision statement, Wales, Waste management, Water extraction, Water resources, Weir, West Sussex, 2007 United Kingdom floods. Expand index (73 more) »

Air pollution

Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth's atmosphere.

New!!: Environment Agency and Air pollution · See more »

Alkali Act 1863

Under the British Alkali Act 1863, an alkali inspector and four subinspectors were appointed to curb discharge into the air of muriatic acid gas (gaseous hydrochloric acid) from Leblanc alkali works.

New!!: Environment Agency and Alkali Act 1863 · See more »

Angling

Angling is a method of fishing by means of an "angle" (fish hook).

New!!: Environment Agency and Angling · See more »

Asbestos

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: i.e. long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.

New!!: Environment Agency and Asbestos · See more »

Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee

The Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee (ADMLC) is composed of representatives from government departments, agencies (predominantly but not exclusively from the UK) and private consultancies.

New!!: Environment Agency and Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee · See more »

Autumn 2000 western Europe floods

The Autumn of 2000 was the wettest recorded in the United Kingdom since records began in 1766.

New!!: Environment Agency and Autumn 2000 western Europe floods · See more »

Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone

Barbara Scott Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone FRSGS (born 8 April 1948 in Perth, Scotland) is a Labour member of the House of Lords.

New!!: Environment Agency and Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone · See more »

Biomedical waste

Biomedical waste is any kind of waste containing infectious (or potentially infectious) materials.

New!!: Environment Agency and Biomedical waste · See more »

Bracklesham Bay

Bracklesham Bay is a coastal bay on the west side of the Manhood Peninsula in West Sussex, England.

New!!: Environment Agency and Bracklesham Bay · See more »

BREEAM

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.

New!!: Environment Agency and BREEAM · See more »

Bristol

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

New!!: Environment Agency and Bristol · See more »

Building Research Establishment

Building Research Establishment (BRE) is a centre of building science in the United Kingdom, owned by charitable organisation the BRE Trust.

New!!: Environment Agency and Building Research Establishment · See more »

Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust was launched on 12 July 2012, taking over the guardianship of British Waterways (the previous government-owned operator) canals, rivers reservoirs and docks in England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust · See more »

Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury

Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, PC (born 24 July 1951) is a British politician and a peer; a former Member of Parliament (MP) and Cabinet Minister; and former chairman of the Environment Agency.

New!!: Environment Agency and Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury · See more »

Coastal erosion

Coastal erosion is the wearing away of material from a coastal profile including the removal of beach, sand dunes, or sediment by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, drainage or high winds (see also beach evolution).

New!!: Environment Agency and Coastal erosion · See more »

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management.

New!!: Environment Agency and Cranfield University · See more »

Crown Court

The Crown Court of England and Wales is, together with the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, one of the constituent parts of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Crown Court · See more »

Dee Estuary

The Dee Estuary (Aber Dyfrdwy) is a large estuary by means of which the River Dee flows into Liverpool Bay.

New!!: Environment Agency and Dee Estuary · See more »

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

New!!: Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs · See more »

Directive (European Union)

A directive is a legal act of the European Union which requires member states to achieve a particular result without dictating the means of achieving that result.

New!!: Environment Agency and Directive (European Union) · See more »

Dredging

Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater, in harbours, shallow seas or freshwater areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments to deepen or widen the sea bottom / channel.

New!!: Environment Agency and Dredging · See more »

Ed Gallagher (scientist)

Ed Gallagher (born 4 August 1944) is a British scientist.

New!!: Environment Agency and Ed Gallagher (scientist) · See more »

Edward Leigh

Sir Edward Julian Egerton Leigh (born 20 July 1950) is a British Conservative Party politician who has served as a Member of Parliament since 1983.

New!!: Environment Agency and Edward Leigh · See more »

Effects of global warming

The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

New!!: Environment Agency and Effects of global warming · See more »

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environment Agency and England · See more »

Environment (biophysical)

A biophysical environment is a biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, and consequently includes the factors that have an influence in their survival, development, and evolution.

New!!: Environment Agency and Environment (biophysical) · See more »

Environment Act 1995

The Environment Act 1995 passed under the ministerial tutelage of John Gummer, is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which created a number of new agencies and set new standards for environmental management.

New!!: Environment Agency and Environment Act 1995 · See more »

Environment Agency Wales

Environment Agency Wales, (Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd Cymru in Welsh) was, until 31 March 2013, a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, while also being part of the Environment Agency for England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Environment Agency Wales · See more »

Environmental protection

Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organization controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.

New!!: Environment Agency and Environmental protection · See more »

European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that provides independent information on the environment, thereby helping those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, as well as informing the general public.

New!!: Environment Agency and European Environment Agency · See more »

Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

New!!: Environment Agency and Exeter · See more »

Fens and Anglian system

The Fens and Anglian system is a collection of rivers in East Anglia in England that are navigable and for which the Environment Agency is the navigation authority.

New!!: Environment Agency and Fens and Anglian system · See more »

Fens Waterways Link

The Fens Waterways Link is a project to improve recreational boating opportunities in the counties of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, England.

New!!: Environment Agency and Fens Waterways Link · See more »

Fishery

Generally, a fishery is an entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery.

New!!: Environment Agency and Fishery · See more »

Fishing rod

A fishing rod is a long, flexible rod used to catch fish.

New!!: Environment Agency and Fishing rod · See more »

Flood

A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.

New!!: Environment Agency and Flood · See more »

Flood forecasting

Flood forecasting is the use of forecasted precipitation and streamflow data in rainfall-runoff and streamflow routing models to forecast flow rates and water levels for periods ranging from a few hours to days ahead, depending on the size of the watershed or river basin.

New!!: Environment Agency and Flood forecasting · See more »

Flood Forecasting Centre (UK)

The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) is a joint venture between the Environment Agency and the Met Office to provide improved flood risk guidance for England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Flood Forecasting Centre (UK) · See more »

Flood risk assessment

A flood risk assessment (FRA) is an assessment of the risk of flooding from all flooding mechanisms, the identification of flood mitigation measures and should provide advice on actions to be taken before and during a flood.

New!!: Environment Agency and Flood risk assessment · See more »

FloodAlerts

FloodAlerts is a software application, developed by software specialists, Shoothill, that is licensed by the Environment Agency for England, which takes real-time flooding information, and displays the data on an interactive Bing map, updating and warning its users when they, their premises or the routes they need to travel could be at risk of flooding.

New!!: Environment Agency and FloodAlerts · See more »

Floodline

Floodline is the flood warning system used in the United Kingdom to issue flood alerts and warnings to the public, emergency organisations and businesses.

New!!: Environment Agency and Floodline · See more »

Floodplain

A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.

New!!: Environment Agency and Floodplain · See more »

Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

New!!: Environment Agency and Government of the United Kingdom · See more »

Grant-in-aid

A grant-in-aid is money coming from central government for a specific project.

New!!: Environment Agency and Grant-in-aid · See more »

Habitat

In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives.

New!!: Environment Agency and Habitat · See more »

Harmonised monitoring scheme

The Harmonised monitoring scheme is a long term river water quality monitoring scheme in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environment Agency and Harmonised monitoring scheme · See more »

Helpline

A helpline is a telephone service which offers help to those who call.

New!!: Environment Agency and Helpline · See more »

Highways England

Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) is the government-owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads.

New!!: Environment Agency and Highways England · See more »

Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.

New!!: Environment Agency and Hydroelectricity · See more »

Incineration

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.

New!!: Environment Agency and Incineration · See more »

Infrastructure asset management

Infrastructure asset management is the integrated, multidisciplinary set of strategies in sustaining public infrastructure assets such as water treatment facilities, sewer lines, roads, utility grids, bridges, and railways.

New!!: Environment Agency and Infrastructure asset management · See more »

Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association for civil engineers and a charitable body in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environment Agency and Institution of Civil Engineers · See more »

Internal drainage board

An internal drainage board (IDB) is a type of operating authority which is established in areas of special drainage need in England and Wales with permissive powers to undertake work to secure clean water drainage and water level management within drainage districts.

New!!: Environment Agency and Internal drainage board · See more »

Irrigation

Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.

New!!: Environment Agency and Irrigation · See more »

James Bevan (diplomat)

Sir James Bevan KCMG (born 13 July 1959) is a British diplomat and public servant.

New!!: Environment Agency and James Bevan (diplomat) · See more »

John Ailwyn Fellowes, 4th Baron de Ramsey

John Ailwyn Fellowes, 4th Baron de Ramsey (born 27 February 1942) is a British landowner, agriculturalist, and the first chairman of the Environment Agency.

New!!: Environment Agency and John Ailwyn Fellowes, 4th Baron de Ramsey · See more »

John Harman (British politician)

Sir John Andrew Harman (born 30 July 1950, Castleford) is a former Chairman of the Environment Agency.

New!!: Environment Agency and John Harman (British politician) · See more »

Jubilee River

The Jubilee River is a hydraulic channel in southern England.

New!!: Environment Agency and Jubilee River · See more »

Landfill

A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

New!!: Environment Agency and Landfill · See more »

License

A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).

New!!: Environment Agency and License · See more »

Line management

Line management refers to the management of employees who are directly involved in the production or delivery of products, goods and/or services.

New!!: Environment Agency and Line management · See more »

List of environmental organizations

This is a list of environmental organizations by organization type (intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental) and further subdivided by country.

New!!: Environment Agency and List of environmental organizations · See more »

List of estuaries of England

The following is a list of estuaries in England.

New!!: Environment Agency and List of estuaries of England · See more »

List of rivers of England

This is a list of rivers of England, organised geographically and taken anti-clockwise around the English coast where the various rivers discharge into the surrounding seas, from the Solway Firth on the Scottish border to the Welsh Dee on the Welsh border, and again from the Wye on the Welsh border anti-clockwise to the Tweed on the Scottish border.

New!!: Environment Agency and List of rivers of England · See more »

List of rivers of Wales

This is a list of rivers of Wales, organised geographically, taken anti-clockwise, from the Dee Estuary through to the M48 Bridge that separates the estuary of the River Wye from the River Severn.

New!!: Environment Agency and List of rivers of Wales · See more »

Lock (water navigation)

A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

New!!: Environment Agency and Lock (water navigation) · See more »

Lock keeper

A Lock keeper, Lock Tender, or lock operator looks after a canal or river lock, operating it and if necessary maintaining it or organizing its maintenance.

New!!: Environment Agency and Lock keeper · See more »

Locks and weirs on the River Thames

The English River Thames is navigable from Cricklade (for small boats) or Lechlade (for larger boats) to the sea, and this part of the river falls 71 metres (234 feet).

New!!: Environment Agency and Locks and weirs on the River Thames · See more »

Magistrates' court (England and Wales)

In England and Wales, a magistrates' court is a lower court which holds trials for summary offences and preliminary hearings for more serious ones.

New!!: Environment Agency and Magistrates' court (England and Wales) · See more »

Main river

Main rivers are a statutory type of watercourse in England and Wales, usually larger streams and rivers, but also include some smaller watercourses.

New!!: Environment Agency and Main river · See more »

Medway Navigation

The River Medway in England flows for from Turners Hill, in West Sussex, through Tonbridge, Maidstone and the Medway Towns conurbation in Kent, to the River Thames at Sheerness, where it shares the latter's estuary.

New!!: Environment Agency and Medway Navigation · See more »

Met Office

The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.

New!!: Environment Agency and Met Office · See more »

Michael Pitt (civil servant)

Sir Michael Edward Pitt DL is chair of the Legal Services Board which is the oversight regulator for the legal sector in England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Michael Pitt (civil servant) · See more »

National Audit Office (United Kingdom)

The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

New!!: Environment Agency and National Audit Office (United Kingdom) · See more »

National Rivers Authority

The National Rivers Authority (NRA) was one of the forerunners of the Environment Agency of England and Wales, existing between 1989 and 1996.

New!!: Environment Agency and National Rivers Authority · See more »

Natural England

Natural England is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

New!!: Environment Agency and Natural England · See more »

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales (Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru) is a Welsh Government sponsored body, which became operational from 1 April 2013, when it took over the management of the natural resources of Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales · See more »

Navigation authority

A navigation authority is a company or statutory body which is concerned with the management of a navigable canal or river.

New!!: Environment Agency and Navigation authority · See more »

Non-departmental public body

In the United Kingdom, non-departmental public body (NDPB) is a classification applied by the Cabinet Office, Treasury, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations).

New!!: Environment Agency and Non-departmental public body · See more »

Operating authority

An operating authority is a body empowered under the Land Drainage Act 1991 or Water Resources Act 1991 to undertake land drainage or flood protection work in England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Operating authority · See more »

Ordinary watercourse

An ordinary watercourse is one of the two types of watercourse in statutory language in England and Wales.

New!!: Environment Agency and Ordinary watercourse · See more »

Owen Paterson

Owen William Paterson (born 24 June 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2012 until 2014.

New!!: Environment Agency and Owen Paterson · See more »

Philip Dilley

Sir Philip Graham Dilley (born 16 February 1955) is a British engineer, businessman, and public servant.

New!!: Environment Agency and Philip Dilley · See more »

Probability

Probability is the measure of the likelihood that an event will occur.

New!!: Environment Agency and Probability · See more »

Public Accounts Committee (United Kingdom)

The Committee of Public Accounts is a select committee of the British House of Commons.

New!!: Environment Agency and Public Accounts Committee (United Kingdom) · See more »

Rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and storage of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off.

New!!: Environment Agency and Rainwater harvesting · See more »

Regulatory agency

A regulatory agency (also regulatory authority, regulatory body or regulator) is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity.

New!!: Environment Agency and Regulatory agency · See more »

Reservoir

A reservoir (from French réservoir – a "tank") is a storage space for fluids.

New!!: Environment Agency and Reservoir · See more »

River Dee, Wales

The River Dee (Afon Dyfrdwy, Deva Fluvius) is a river in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Dee, Wales · See more »

River Foss

The River Foss is an improved river in North Yorkshire, England, and a tributary of the River Ouse.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Foss · See more »

River Lugg

The River Lugg (Afon Llugwy) rises near Llangynllo, Powys.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Lugg · See more »

River Parrett

The River Parrett flows through the counties of Dorset and Somerset in South West England, from its source in the Thorney Mills springs in the hills around Chedington in Dorset.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Parrett · See more »

River Severn

The River Severn (Afon Hafren, Sabrina) is a river in the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Severn · See more »

River Tweed

The River Tweed, or Tweed Water (Abhainn Thuaidh, Watter o Tweid), is a river long that flows east across the Border region in Scotland and northern England.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Tweed · See more »

River Wye

The River Wye (Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some from its source on Plynlimon in mid Wales to the Severn estuary.

New!!: Environment Agency and River Wye · See more »

Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal is a canal running for between Seabrook near Folkestone and Cliff End near Hastings, following the old cliff line bordering Romney Marsh, which was constructed as a defence against the possible invasion of England during the Napoleonic Wars.

New!!: Environment Agency and Royal Military Canal · See more »

Rye, East Sussex

Rye is a small town in East Sussex, England, two miles from the sea at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede.

New!!: Environment Agency and Rye, East Sussex · See more »

Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

New!!: Environment Agency and Scotland · See more »

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA; Buidheann Dìon Àrainneachd na h-Alba) is Scotland’s environmental regulator and national flood forecasting, flood warning and strategic flood risk management authority.

New!!: Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency · See more »

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, or informally Environment Secretary or DEFRA Secretary, is a United Kingdom Cabinet level position, in charge of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the successor to the positions of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

New!!: Environment Agency and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs · See more »

Severn bore

The Severn bore is a tidal bore seen on the tidal reaches of the River Severn in south western England.

New!!: Environment Agency and Severn bore · See more »

Shellfish

Shellfish is a food source and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms.

New!!: Environment Agency and Shellfish · See more »

Sluice

A sluice (from the Dutch "sluis") is a water channel controlled at its head by a gate.

New!!: Environment Agency and Sluice · See more »

Solar panel

Photovoltaic solar panels absorb sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity.

New!!: Environment Agency and Solar panel · See more »

Solway Firth

The Solway Firth (Tràchd Romhra) is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway.

New!!: Environment Agency and Solway Firth · See more »

Somerset

Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.

New!!: Environment Agency and Somerset · See more »

Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are a coastal plain and wetland area of Somerset, South West England, running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills.

New!!: Environment Agency and Somerset Levels · See more »

South Forty-Foot Drain

The South Forty-Foot Drain, also known as the Black Sluice Navigation, is the main channel for the land-drainage of the Black Sluice Level in the Lincolnshire Fens.

New!!: Environment Agency and South Forty-Foot Drain · See more »

Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond was an extratropical cyclone and fourth named storm of the 2015–16 UK and Ireland windstorm season, notable for directing a plume of moist air, known as an atmospheric river, which brought record amounts of orographic rainfall to upland areas of northern Atlantic Europe and subsequent major floods.

New!!: Environment Agency and Storm Desmond · See more »

Storm Eva

Storm Eva (also called Chuck, Staffan and other names) was the fifth named storm of the Met Office and Met Éireann's Name our Storms project.

New!!: Environment Agency and Storm Eva · See more »

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while at the same time sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.

New!!: Environment Agency and Sustainable development · See more »

Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier prevents the floodplain of most of Greater London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea.

New!!: Environment Agency and Thames Barrier · See more »

Tidal bore

A tidal bore, often simply given as bore in context, is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.

New!!: Environment Agency and Tidal bore · See more »

Trent Aegir

The Trent Aegir, also known as the Eagre, is a tidal bore on the River Trent in England.

New!!: Environment Agency and Trent Aegir · See more »

UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau

The UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau is part of the Met Office (originally an abbreviation for Meteorological Office, but now the official name in itself) which is the UK's national weather and meteorological service.

New!!: Environment Agency and UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau · See more »

Vision statement

A vision statement is a declaration of an organization's objectives, intended to guide its internal decision-making.

New!!: Environment Agency and Vision statement · See more »

Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

New!!: Environment Agency and Wales · See more »

Waste management

Waste management or waste disposal are all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.

New!!: Environment Agency and Waste management · See more »

Water extraction

Water extraction is the process of taking water from any source, either temporarily or permanently, for flood control or to obtain water for, for example, irrigation.

New!!: Environment Agency and Water extraction · See more »

Water resources

Water resources are natural resources of water that are potentially useful.

New!!: Environment Agency and Water resources · See more »

Weir

A weir or low head dam is a barrier across the horizontal width of a river that alters the flow characteristics of water and usually results in a change in the height of the river level.

New!!: Environment Agency and Weir · See more »

West Sussex

West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel.

New!!: Environment Agency and West Sussex · See more »

2007 United Kingdom floods

A series of destructive floods occurred in parts of the United Kingdom during the summer of 2007.

New!!: Environment Agency and 2007 United Kingdom floods · See more »

Redirects here:

Criticism of the Environment Agency, Environment agency, Flood risk information system, Flood risk management, The Environment Agency.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Agency

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »