Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateJanuary 2005 MBC075 Canal Watch Profile of the Canal Watch scheme: for many years, Manchester's canals have been viewed by most as dirty and dangerous. Canal Watch was a partnership project involving Greater Manchester Police, Action Manchester Waterways and waterfront residents and businesses. The scheme aimed to help reduce crime along the canals and help raise their profile within the community. Publication dateJune 2005 MBC083 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. Publication dateJune 2005 MBC081 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. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC090 Electric Currents With the government putting greater emphasis on the need to cut carbon emissions, renewable energy generation is becoming more and more important. With the Northwest’s constant winds and the mighty power of the River Mersey, Matthew Sutcliffe examines the schemes already up and running in the region and looks at the potential for further projects that could be installed to help fight the battle against climate change. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC091 Ganges of the North This year the Hindu celebration of Durga puja culminated in a traditional send off of the Goddess Durga, but rather than down the Ganges she has been set floating down the River Mersey instead. Louise Tickle joins the celebrations in Fletcher Moss Park in Manchester on a cold October day to find out about the significance of the celebration to the Manchester Hindu community. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC092 Hot Spots A new report has been commissioned to assess the impact of climate change on the Northwest’s tourism industry and the findings are far from sunny. It is assumed that once the country starts warming up, tourists will be flocking to the Northwest rather than the over-heated Mediterranean but the research suggests this may not be the case. Paul Unger examines the issues raised by the report and examines how tourism in the Northwest may bring increased problems in terms of managing and maintaining the natural environment once climate change hits home. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC093 Paddle Power Louise Tickle explores the reasons behind the Mersey Basin Campaign setting up a guide to watersports in the Northwest whilst enjoying her first experience of kayaking on Derwentwater in Cumbria. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC094 Spotlight - Tony Dean Source talks to Tony Dean, the regional director for the Environment Agency in the Northwest about how his career has led him to his current position and about his aspirations for the Environment Agency in the future.