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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.
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.
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.
Ben Willis explains how the development of Sale Waterside has helped connect the Bridgewater Canal back to the community and how the transformation of the area has become a shining example of high-quality regeneration on a budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.