Tag: environment agency

Woods and pond

Monitoring for flood management

Climate projections for the UK suggest that rainfall will increase in winter and decrease in summer, and that individual rainfall events may increase in intensity, especially in winter. This paradigm predicates an increased risk of flooding.
eDNA sampling

REDEEMing pumping stations for eels

Dr Jon Bolland of the University of Hull's International Fisheries Institute (HIFI) discusses a new project that aims to make pumping equipment more amenable to aquatic life

Fighting fatbergs and hidden plastics: Unblocktober movement underway to save UK’s sewers and seas

Unblocktober is underway and more than 4,000 individuals and employees have already embraced the month-long challenge

Odour management tips shared at one-day conference

A one-day conference on 25 September will explore the range of practical techniques available to help with odour management .

Rapid urbanisation increasing pressure on rural water supplies

Review seems to show rapid urbanisation increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally

Firm pays £150k to charity after spill

Stoke-on-Trent company, Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd, has donated £150,000 to The Trent Rivers Trust, following a pollution incident in the summer of 2015
MCERTS equipment

Building trust in data

Josh Thomas of Ashtead Technology explains how the MCERTS scheme for environmental monitoring equipment provides several important advantages beyond regulatory compliance

Conference puts UK flood challenges in the spotlight

Planning for climate change, building resilience and the role of natural flood management will be amongst the topics under discussion at the Flood & Coast Conference and Exhibition

EA water quality report “woefully short on action” to control runoff pollution

An Environment Agency (EA) state-of-the-nation update, warning that 86% of England’s water bodies fail to meet ‘good’ status, is strong on facts but falls woefully short on action

Flexible and future proof gas detection

Ashtead Technology has announced that the TSI Environmental DustTrak™ Aerosol Monitors in its fleet of particulate matter (PM) monitors have achieved MCERTS approval. "As...

Water sector innovations

VEGA has announced its radar-based system has gained MCERTS approval for open channel flow measurement. The MCERTS scheme, overseen by the Environment Agency, ensures...

Pooling ideas at March event

Following some of the most dramatic flood and coastal erosion incidents that the UK has witnessed in recent history, an intensive three-day conference and...

EA awards key maintenance contracts

ECS Engineering Services has been awarded a mechanical and electrical maintenance framework service contract by the Environment Agency in the Midlands and Anglian regions....

ADBA publishes AD guidance on secondary containment

ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment working group has published a tool and accompanying guide to help AD operators and developers to determine the secondary...

UK bathing water improving, says EA

A total of 97% of England’s bathing waters passed the minimum tougher standard this year, according to statistics released by the Environment Agency in...

SWW breach earns EA fine

A case brought by the Environment Agency has resulted in a £45,000 fine for South West Water, for breaching environmental controls at a sewage...

EA makes LIDAR data available

THE Environment Agency (EA) is making its LiDAR data sets freely available as open data to commercial organisations from September 2015. LiDAR (Light Detection...

Our rivers: A call for action

Following the Environment Agency's release of figures in late March revealing that just 17% of England’s rivers were in good health, the Blueprint for Water...

Using biodiversity to identify sediment pollution in rivers

A collaborative research project led by the University of Brighton’s Aquatic Research Centre has developed a new technique to help protect the biodiversity of...

Climate change threatens UK water security

THE UK water sector is facing major challenges from global climate change. A rise in the global temperature in recent years and changes in...