Launching a Challenge for the Water Environment

Last Wednesday night (25/11/15) the #OpenDefra team were privileged to attend the launch of the Geovation Water Challenge at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Water's Innovation Reception in the Houses of Parliament. The event included the Geovation Challenge launch, stands to …

Making guidance the right length

When producing Defra’s Smarter Guidance for GOV.UK, some people ask: ‘how long should we make this guide?’ The shortest guide I’ve seen was a single url. The longest was 40,000 words. These examples don’t show the acceptable range of a …

Food, Glorious Food; Data, Marvellous Data!

Last night the Secretary of State for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, launched Great British Food: a five year campaign celebrating British food in this country and around the world, tearing down outdated stereotypes about a bland British diet and showing off the …

V for Victor

In the latest step along Defra’s road to becoming Digital by Default, we’re pleased to announce that the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has launched Private Beta for VICTOR, a brand new digital service for Vets. VICTOR stands for …

Supporting the Geovation Water Challenge

he Manchester Ship Canal. Credit: © Natural England/Ruth Critchley

Miranda Kavanagh, Executive Director of Evidence at the Environment Agency talks about how we are supporting the Geovation Water Challenge... As a member of the Defra Data Governance Board I'm pleased to confirm that the Environment Agency and Defra will be …