Naturenet: Environment Agency

Environment Agency


he EA is responsible for a massive range of things in England. This can mean that it's hard to find out exactly who does what. However, they do have some very good conservation and ecology staff, who do good work in the field of managing river, coastal, estuarine, and other water-related issues. If your query is particularly conservation related it will help if you ask particularly to speak to an ecologist.

Environment AgencyExamples of things the EA can help with:


For anything urgent, the 24-hour hotline is the first port of call: 0800 807060. For anything else, you should contact your local office for issues to do with your area. You can find it via the national website. The national office for general enquiries is as follows:

The Environment Agency
National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
S60 1BY
United Kingdom

Tel: 03708 506 506
Incident hotline: 0800 807060


Predecessor Authorities

The National Rivers Authority (NRA) until April 1996 was responsible for water quality, drainage, flood protection, inland navigations and conservation in water habitats in England. The Environment Agency replaced it on 1.4.96. The Environment Agency is made up of the old NRA, HM Inspectorate of Pollution, former Waste Regulation Authorities, and various other functions.

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