Environment Agency

Jacobs Secures National Flood Risk Assessment 2 (NaFRA2) Contract

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:45pm

DALLAS, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by England's Environment Agency to design, develop and implement the National Flood Risk Assessment 2 (NaFRA2), a pioneering cloud computing system that will help create a step-change in the quality and scope of England's national flood risk information.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by England's Environment Agency to design, develop and implement the National Flood Risk Assessment 2 (NaFRA2), a pioneering cloud computing system that will help create a step-change in the quality and scope of England's national flood risk information.
  • "We believe this will be the world's first cloud-based, interactive national flood risk assessment system combining local and national flood modeling for rivers, sea and surface water," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa Donald Morrison.
  • "Once operational it will enable the Environment Agency to manage flood risk in England more effectively and efficiently."
  • These will help the Environment Agency produce a comprehensive picture of risk and uncertainty, including core public national flood risk information and data to support flood incidents.

Autumn and winter floods, 2019-20

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:03am

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    This is a House of Commons Library briefing paper on the serious flooding that occurred in the UK during the autumn and winter of 2019-20.

  • In the autumn and winter of 2019-20, heavy rainfall and storms led to flooding in various parts of the UK.
  • The Environment Agency said in March 2020 that 127,000 properties had been protected by flood defences over the course of the winter.
  • This paper provides an outline of the flood events in the autumn and winter of 2019-20 in the context of earlier extreme weather, and refers to some initial assessments of the impact of the flooding.

Environment Secretary makes statement on flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:02am

George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.

Key Points: 
  • George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.
  • 18 river gages across 15 rivers recorded the highest levels of wateron record, triggered by the two storms.
  • Over 1,000 Environment Agency staff per day have been deployed, with the assistance of around 80 military personnel.
  • He also thanked the emergency services, the Environment Agency, local councils and volunteers.

Environment Secretary makes statement on flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:02am

George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.

Key Points: 
  • George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Foodand Rural Affairs updated the House on the recent flooding in the UK.
  • 18 river gages across 15 rivers recorded the highest levels of wateron record, triggered by the two storms.
  • Over 1,000 Environment Agency staff per day have been deployed, with the assistance of around 80 military personnel.
  • He also thanked the emergency services, the Environment Agency, local councils and volunteers.

FS50795469

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:03pm

The complainant has requested information associated with particular Environment Agency (EA) staff who responded to an issue at Clayton Hall Landfill Site in 2018. EA withheld the specific information requested under regulation 13(1) of the EIR as it considers it to be the personal data of third persons. The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: EA is entitled to withhold the disputed information under regulation 13(1), by way of regulation 13(2A)(a).The Commissioner does not require EA to take any remedial steps.

Key Points: 
  • The complainant has requested information associated with particular Environment Agency (EA) staff who responded to an issue at Clayton Hall Landfill Site in 2018.
  • EA withheld the specific information requested under regulation 13(1) of the EIR as it considers it to be the personal data of third persons.
  • The Commissioners decision is as follows: EA is entitled to withhold the disputed information under regulation 13(1), by way of regulation 13(2A)(a).The Commissioner does not require EA to take any remedial steps.

Jacobs Supports the (UK) Environment Agency's National Capital Program

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:00am

The Environment Agency is investing $3.3 billion (2.6 billion) in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects, beginning in 2015 through 2021, helping to protect 300,000 homes.

Key Points: 
  • The Environment Agency is investing $3.3 billion (2.6 billion) in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects, beginning in 2015 through 2021, helping to protect 300,000 homes.
  • The new way of working will modernize program, asset and incident management to achieve improvements in sustainability, value for money and outcomes delivered.
  • Jacobs will also work as strategic supply chain partner to Arup in two further hubs in the North East and Midlands regions.
  • This award extends Jacobs' long relationship with the Environment Agency, supporting previous frameworks since the agency's creation in 1995.

FER0782294

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:05pm

The complainant requested information relating to the number of complaints to the Environment Agency per anonymous household adjacent to a recycling site.  The Environment agency refused to disclose the requested information under section 13 EIR. The Commissioner considers that the Environment Agency incorrectly applied regulation 13 EIR in this case. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the number of complaints per anonymous household. 

Key Points: 
  • The complainant requested information relating to the number of complaints to the Environment Agency per anonymous household adjacent to a recycling site.
  • The Environment agency refused to disclose the requested information under section 13 EIR.
  • The Commissioner considers that the Environment Agency incorrectly applied regulation 13 EIR in this case.
  • The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the number of complaints per anonymous household.