Food & Rural Affairs
Environmental open-data applications and datasets
Under its Open Data Strategy Defra and its agencies are increasing the range of the data that they provide. All our data can be found in the data.gov.uk catalogue, but here we highlight other data portals, and services and applications that are built on open environmental data.
Please note that a new five-day flood risk forecast API is now available. The three-day forecast API has been withdrawn, and users of this API are advised to switch over to the new five-day API as soon as possible. See here for further details.
View water quality at designated bathing water sites
Explore and download information about the water environment
Web widgets that you can use to embed up-to-date bathing water quality information on your website
Web widgets that you can use to embed live flood warnings on your web site
Freely available datasets (including Web Map/Feature Services) from the Environment Agency and other organisations in the Defra Group
Provides data on water quality measurements carried out by the Environment Agency
Access to Lidar and aerial photography data
Access to datasets for use by our contractors and project partners
A hub for accessing environmental data and information for Wales
A pilot service to provide management and public access to codes and codelists used in the Defra Group
A pilot service to provide management and public access to codes and codelists used in meeting the INSPIRE directive
Access to bathing water quality information via an Application Programming Interface
Access to near real-time flood warning, alert, river level and rainfall data via an API.
Real-time flood warnings and river levels
RSS feeds showing the number or national or regional flood warnings in force. Please note that this service is currently unavailable.
Information on registrations and permits for activities that have the potential to pollute the environment. This is available via searchable web forms and APIs