Environment Agency uses new legal powers to block illegal waste site

The regulator can apply for a Restriction Order to the court to prohibit access to – and the transfer of waste into – premises or a specified part of premises

Yorkshire Water donates £200k after sewage pollution

The donation to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust comes after the water company admitted to sewage entering the Pissy Beds Drain

Regulators team up to support water infrastructure projects

The new alliance brings together Ofwat, the Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate to follow a range of projects for inter-regional water transfer and other joint projects

Severn Trent Water fined £500k for raw sewage discharge at Sutton Park

Sewage had spread across 1.15 hectares – an area slightly bigger than the size of an international rugby pitch

Tap running dry
England ‘could face water shortages within 25 years’

Sir James Bevan, CEO of the Environment Agency, warns the future is bleak unless action is taken now

Emma Howard Boyd reappointed as Environment Agency Chair

Her second term will run from September 2019 to September 2022

Environment Agency sting targets 30 illegal waste sites

Those convicted of illegal waste activity face extensive fines and prison sentences, in some cases

Flooding
Annual investment of £1bn ‘needed to protect UK from floods’

An average annual investment of £1 billion will be necessary up to 2065 to protect properties and infrastructure in England from increasing flood damage.

New £67.4m Ipswich tidal flood defence barrier opened

More than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses are to be protected from flood risks associated with climate change

New ‘stringent’ environmental permit approved for Surrey oil site

It imposes several improved conditions required to meet the environmental standards within which industry can operate