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How we’re harnessing the power of IoT to safeguard our trees

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A tree with a small black monitor box attached to the trunk.

In National Tree Week, Defra technology innovation consultant Jon Griffiths shares his insight on how a collaborative project has been investigating where Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology could help monitor tree growth, and support research into the role trees play in tackling climate change.

Preservation, compliance, and registration: three keys to managing our precious water resources

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A river bed, mostly dried up, but with just a small amount of water at the very bottom

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.

Check, check, check; new rod licence app continues to bring benefits

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Alt text: A picture showing a fish and containing text which says ‘environment agency, covered for two rods, non-migratory trout and coarse licence, you must carry this or proof of licence when fishing’.

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.