‘A director without a directorate’: EA insiders slam plan for new water quality boss

EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has created a new director of water quality position in response to “rising public pressure” over the state of England’s water rivers, lakes and coastal waters, but insiders see the move as an “admission of failure”, and the role as a “figurehead to make it look like the agency cares about water quality”, ENDS can reveal.

by Rachel Salvidge
EA chief executive Sir James Bevan. Photograph: UK government
EA chief executive Sir James Bevan. Photograph: UK government

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