The Environment Agency is the largest organisation protecting and improving the environment, and promoting sustainable development in
We aim to:
Our work includes:
Protecting people from flood - last year we increased flood protection to around 30,000 properties by building or improving our flood defences
Working with industry to protect the environment and human health - since 1990 we have reduced the amount of sulphur dioxide released into the air by 75 per cent.
Helping business use resources more efficiently - over half of the waste produced by business we regulate is now being put to other uses, including recycling and producing energy.
Taking action against those who don't take their environmental responsibilities seriously - every year we bring hundreds of offenders to justice, leading to millions of pounds of fines.
Helping the people get the most out of their environment, including boaters and anglers. We sell over a million rod licences a year, many to young people coming into the sport for the first time. All the money we raise goes straight back into improving the places people fish.
Helping to improve the quality of inner city areas and parks by restoring rivers and lakes.