Linked open data from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Under our Defra Open Data Strategy,
Defra and its arms length bodies are working to increase the range and quality of open data that we provide.
Here we are highlighting some of our 4∗ and 5∗ linked open data.
Other Defra data can be found in the
The Environment Registry is intended to manage and publish lists of
authoritative terms and reference information used in data by the Defra
The registry service forms part of our commitments under the
Defra Open Data Strategy
and will become the means by which data users can check official
definitions and reuse controlled terms with their own data. The pilot
registry service is currently in alpha release and will move to beta as
we begin to publish example codelists.
†The Defra Network is
Defra, its Agencies and other Arms Length Bodies.
For England, use the catchment data
explorer to navigate to catchments and water bodies, view catchment summaries and
This site supports the consultation on the updates to the river basin
management plans. The catchment data explorer will contain data for
English water bodies, and those where the Environment Agency are the lead.
For Wales, Water Watch Wales (
English language version or
will support the consultation on the updates to the
river basin management plans in Wales. It can be used to view and
download data on water bodies and catchments in Wales, also water bodies
that are cross border with England, including catchment summaries.