Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateDecember 2001 MBC059 A collaborative partnership approach to integrated waterside revitilisation: the Mersey Basin Campaign, Northwest England This paper draws on the results of a research project investigating how a concrete example of collaborative partnerships, the Mersey Basin Campaign in the North West of England, can operate for integrated waterside revitalisation. The Mersey Estuary has suffered a legacy of abuse and neglect since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The discharge of effluents from manufacturing processes, together with wastewater from the burgeoning centres of population, resulted in the estuary gaining the unenviable reputation of bring one of the most polluted rivers in Europe. As a result of the long awaited remedial action, which has been implemented over the past fifteen years, there is now unequivocal evidence that the water quality of the river and the biology of the system have improved significantly and will continue to do so as further planned alleviation schemes are completed. This paper reviews the achievements, which have been made at the halfway stage in the 25- year multi-billion pound clean up campaign. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC064 The Debt Spiral Louise Tickle investigates the increasing problem of water poverty in the Northwest, focussing on how low-income individuals are struggling to cope with increasing water bills and highlighting the range of challenges faced by United Utilities in trying to minimise customer debt. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC063 Spotlight - Sara Wilde Source talks to Sara Wilde, Chair of Mersey Waterfront about the partnership's ambitious plans to revitalise and regenerate the River Mersey's historic waterfront. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC065 The Mersey Estuary: a case of mistaken identity...almost! Article dealing with the mistaken inclusion of the Mersey Estuary in a list of marine 'dead zones' in 2006. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC061 Building Bridges Deborah Mulhearn examines the range of new bridges being built around the Northwest and the impact they have both practically and aesthetically on the region. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC068 Spotlight - Ruth Turner Source talks to Ruth Turner, non-executive director of social research company Vision 21 about the benefits that can be achieved through effective public consultation. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC067 Spending Money Like Water Louise Tickle compares costs between bottled and tap water, conducts a bottled vs tap water taste-the-difference challenge and examines the hidden cost of bottled water in terms of its heavy environmental footprint. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC066 Otters, Orchids and Oil Erikka Askeland talks to Cheshire Wildlife Trust about the Gowy Meadows Nature Reserve, a wet grassland habitat and natural flood plain providing a vital haven for wildlife located right next door to the countries second largest oil refinery.