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Environment Agency


The Environmental Agency (EA) is the biggest and most wide-ranging environmental regulator in Europe, with more than 12,000 employees. It works with businesses and communities to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

The Agency protects and improves the environment across England to: • reduce the risks to people and properties from flooding • help businesses and communities adapt to climate change • reduce pressures on biodiversity • help businesses to make sure they don’t harm the environment through pollution or taking too much water • issue licences and permits, and take action against people who don’t take their environmental responsibilities seriously.

The Agency's team features a diverse range of skills and knowledge, employing scientists, geologists, planners, policy advisors, lawyers, enforcement officers, engineers and marine biologists.