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Harriet Green, Joint Chief Digital Officer

Joint Chief Digital Officer for the Defra group

An agile approach to water abstraction licences

Screenshot of water abstraction beta

Taking fresh water from any natural source is called "abstraction". Most people or organisations who want to abstract more than 20,000 litres of water per day from any single water source in England have to apply for a licence from …

Change is hard, but better than not changing at all

Custom software created using Kirona

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is one of Defra's delivery bodies. It is responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. Part of its work involves inspecting all sorts …

Take time to take part in Communities of Practice

Members of the Product Managers community at a recent meeting

Communities of Practice are a vitally important part of transformation at Defra. As joint Chief Digital Officers here, we want to encourage as many people as possible to join a community, because we believe there’s a lot to be gained …