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The Hidden Pollution
Water quality within the Mersey catchment has significantly improved in recent years due to the large amount of investment in wastewater treatment works. However pollution is still a serious problem with household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products having unexpected effects in the natural environment. Edwin Colyer explores the damaging effect on the environment that these everyday substances can cause, as well as looking at the issues concerning diffuse pollution from urban and rural sources.
Wind In Their Sails
Liverpool Sailing Club is preparing for the construction of their new clubhouse now that the exciting plans have been unveiled. Members of the club, which has been running since 1958, are eagerly anticipating the new build that will replace their old clubhouse that was burnt down during an arson attack. The new clubhouse is expected to become a hub for water sports enthusiasts new and old and is hoped will help to bring the River Mersey back to life for the recreation and enjoyment of all.
Spotlight - Lesley Brannan
Source talks to Lesley Brannan, former head of corporate responsibility at United Utilities about the important role that CSR can play within companies.
Spotlight - James Jones
Source talks to the Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Rev James Jones about his career to date as well as his commitment to environmental sustainability.
From stakeholder mapping to participatory appraisal, public consultation is becoming one of the most important steps in any regeneration project plan. Louise Tickle explores the various methods used by organisations when consulting stakeholders and the public, and finds out why this process is crucial for ensuring projects are sustainable.
David Ward talks to Ken Scott, station officer with the River Mersey Inshore Rescue Service on the occasion of its 20th birthday. The Rescue Service is an independent charity, operating 24 hours a day, all year round, to help save the lives of those people who find themselves in trouble on the Mersey.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the UN's flagship environmental event that takes place every year on June 5th. Edwin Colyer explores the various activities and events taking place across the Northwest that are helping to encourage people to engage in and enjoy the region’s natural environment.
Turning up the Amp
As United Utilities unveiled the plans for their Asset Management Plan 4 (AMP4) that would see an investment of £2.9 million in the Northwest between 2005 and 2010. Louise Tickle looks at case studies highlighting some of the improvements already made in the region and examines why United Utilities find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the regulators.