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Walking on Water
Source introduces five waterside walks covering natural beauty spots in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The guide gives tips on where to start your ramble as well as highlighting the sort of natural delights you will expect to find when you follow the trails.
Environmental Champion - Carol Price
Source talks to Carol Price about her war against litter in the River Darwen, Lancashire. She has organised an annual community river clean for the past 14 years and has been awarded the prestigious Unilever Dragonfly Award in recognition of her dedication to improving the environment.
With the amount of rain we get in the Northwest it is hard to believe that water could ever possibly be in short supply. In reality though, water supplies in the UK are already under serious threat, a threat which will only be exacerbated once climate change starts making an impact. With drier summers on the horizons water shortage will become a major issue not just for people, but for our environment as well. Matthew Sutcliffe takes a look at the bleak future of our region’s water supplies and examines United Utilities’ strategic direction statement that sets out its plans for coping with the challenges of climate change and our over-use of water.
Regional Parks are a new way of encouraging economic and environmental regeneration and can act as a catalyst for generating multiple social, economic and environmental benefits across a large area. Here in the Northwest we currently host 9 regional parks that have been inspired by the work done in Emscher Regional Park in the Ruhr in Germany - a prime example of how designation as a regional park can help encourage investment in urban and environmental regeneration. Gareth Chadwick explores the thinking behind the Northwest’s regional parks and talks to leading proponents of the schemes about what makes regional parks such a potent force for change.
International Thiess Riverprize Citation 1999
Citation on the occasion of the award of the 1999 international Theiss Riverprize in Brisbane, Australia. Awarded to the Mersey Basin Campaign to mark fifteen years of dramatic improvement to the North West region of England.
Mersey Basin Campaign - Governance and Organisation
A document discussing the background to the emergence of the Mersey Basin Campaign, its initial aims and objectives, the emergence of the partnership, the organisational structure of the Mersey Basin Campaign, creating long term partnership through an number of organisational structures, delivering action, its performance and its critical success factors.
Factsheet - River Ribble
A brief factsheet about the River Ribble in the Northwest of England. This document covers the geography of the river catchment, water quality and improvement and future issues.
Audio - Cleaning up Hoghton Bottoms
Local volunteer Carol Price talks about her efforts to organise an annual clean up of the river near her home at Hoghton Bottoms, Lancashire.