In World Water Week Mark Harvett, a digital product manager at the Environment Agency, tells us about the impacts of the driest period in nearly 50 years on our water resources and the role of email alerts in helping abstractors comply with conditions on their abstraction licences.
Service Manager Joe Simpson explains how Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers (FEOs) have been making leaps and bounds in licence checking, thanks to a new app designed and built by Defra’s ‘I Want to Fish’ digital team.
Today, we celebrate World Water Day with an update on our Water Resources Licensing Service (WRLS) from Product Owner Mark Harvett and Principal Developer Tim Tamimi.
In the latest of our Blogs celebrating National Careers Week, junior developer Holly Adamson tells us how her fascination with languages and gaming led her to a career in Defra.
As National Careers Week gets underway, our Head of Strategic Resourcing and Organisational Development Maggie Bosniak shares her reflections of a 25-year career working in various parts of Defra group and highlights the many opportunities for young people to join us.
Will McGeehin, our Interim Deputy Director for Digital Technology Strategy, tells us how Defra has opened his eyes to the possibilities of truly sustainable technology and the many challenges that come with IT going green.
We’re marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 with a post from Workforce Management Lead, Claire Thomas Hawnt, who tells us about the many opportunities we have for budding apprentices.
Defra Digital Delivery Manager Mike Douthwaite tells us about a working typical day for him which includes everything from agile working to supporting product managers, to recruiting new team members, and celebrating success.
As people around the world mobilise for the Global Day of Action for the Climate, the Environment Agency’s Mark Harvett, one of the Product Owners for the Water Resources Licensing Service, explains how a new email alert service will enable abstractors to be more in-step with available water resources.
Defra’s technology innovation team recently released their 2021 Emerging Technology Radar. Tony Riggs, who leads the team, explains how it tells us a lot about the challenges and opportunities facing the Defra group, and the emerging technologies that could impact on these.