Montgomeryshire farmers have criticised the Environment Agency Wales for not dredging local rivers and is calling for a review into its river management practices.
Green charity Thames21 has been awarded £341,000 by Defra to create systems that mimic nature to treat the polluted water that washes into a river system in the London borough of Enfield.
Several organisations are working together to work on a blueprint for West Cumbria which will secure water supplies and protect the environment for years to come, according to local media.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will today (17 September) officially launch Europe’s largest man-made coastal nature project that will guarantee a place for tens of thousands of migratory birds, and combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding.
The Living Waterways team at Durham Wildlife Trust has received a further three years funding of over £236,000 from the Environment Agency (EA) by starting a new project.
Critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food chains that support aquatic life, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.
Five countries’ ocean and coastal policies are now on the shortlist for the 2012 Future Policy Award which this year has the topic of the protection of oceans and coasts.
A team of UK scientists has won a grant of over £1m to monitor the effect of storms on pollution in a river estuary in Hampshire.
A consortium of scientists from six UK universities and research institutes has been awarded a £2.5m grant to create the world's first satellite-based global lake surveillance system.
The Environment Agency has been working with Thames Water to minimise the risk of pollution affecting the River Wandle after a fire broke out at Beddington sewage works in Croydon.