Climate change will force the water industry to spend more on treating and managing water supplies due to stronger and more frequent cycles of drought and flood, according to a new report
Also in the news, Guidance on smart waste tracking challenge provided by DEFRA, Environment minister Thérèse Coffey returns to DEFRA after period of illness, Environment Agency part funds natural flood management in Yorkshire Dales, ‘Right to clean air’ bill receives first reading
There is no swerving climate change and Emma Howard Boyd, chair of the Environment Agency, is facing the potential consequences full on. She talks to Rachel Salvidge about ongoing plans to protect the environment and why joined-up working is key
The proportion of new residential addresses created in areas of high flood risk in England has risen for the fourth year in a row, according to government data
Proposals for one million new homes in the Thames estuary must incorporate the principles of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan to secure environmental benefits while avoiding the risks of fragmented governance in the area, according to a government-commissioned report
The government has opened a consultation on plans to review and update the overarching strategic framework for managing the water environment in England and parts of Wales and Scotland
The Environment Agency (EA) has written to Bradford Council urging it to drop its support for the development of an industrial park on stilts on a category 3 floodplain.
Organisations involved in river maintenance in England and Wales are being asked to give their views on changes to environmental permitting rules around flood risk activities
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