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EA targets soil run-off from space

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) and Herefordshire Council are using satellite imaging to identify where soily water is washing into rivers and covering roads.

The issue causes a problem both for water quality and for driving conditions, seen especially during last week’s wet weather. It can also worsen flooding.

Satellite and drone photograph will be used to identify bare, sloping agricultural fields where soil is most likely to be washed away during heavy rain. Landowners will be visited and provided with guidance on better soil management.

Rationalising the Main River Network: De-maining Pilot Project Consultations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

As part of the Rationalising the Main River (RMRN) de-maining pilot project, the Environment Agency proposes to transfer flood risk management activities on the following sections of river and assets from the Environment Agency to the internal drainage boards (IDBs), lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) and district councils listed below.

Job Opportunity at Environment Agency - Fisheries Officer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Environment Agency are seeking an experienced technical fisheries officer to join their busy fisheries, biodiversity and geomorphology team in Herts, North London. The role includes providing technical advice on a range of internal and external projects, consents and permit applications, including live fish movement permits, flood risk activity permits and pre-development applications for large scale infrastructure projects, all of which may impact on the fisheries environment and resource.

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