Environment Agency

An executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Environment Agency was Established in 1996 and works to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

Among other critical responsibilities, the EA are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea. Lead local flood authorities are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and lead on community recovery, including making sandbags available to those that need them.

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