Drought risk in the Anthropocene: from the Jaws of Death to the Waters of Life Sir James Bevan – Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, at a Royal Society Conference, 19 October 2021. ‘Thank you. Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m heavily outgunned by the expertise here today. Some of what I’m about to […]

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Link to press release Link to Environment Agency’s climate adaptation report The climate emergency can only be successfully tackled through greater focus on adapting to the inevitable climate impacts that we are already seeing, the Environment Agency has warned today (13 October) as it urged world leaders to step up to that challenge at COP26. […]

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From Water Briefing The number of disasters has increased by a factor of five over the 50-year period, driven by climate change, more extreme weather and improved reporting. However, thanks to improved early warnings and disaster management, the number of deaths decreased almost three-fold. Extreme weather events cause US$ 3.64 trillion in economic losses. According […]

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EA ‘The Environment Agency’s 12 week consultation on changes to the way organisations and individuals are charged to abstract water from the environment has been launched. These changes are to help better manage and protect our water resources. Based on recent projections, more than 3.4 billion additional litres per day will be needed in England […]

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