Environment Agency

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About the Environment Agency

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Our head office is in Bristol and we have another office in London. We have offices across England, divided into 14 areas.

Our priorities are to:

  • Work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
  • Increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
  • Protect and improving water, land and biodiversity
  • Improve the way we work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth

Visit the Environment Agency website to find out more.