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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 - Fiona Stanley
Source talks to Fiona Stanley, classroom assistant at Summerville Primary School and driving force behind the school becoming Salford's first eco-school. She discusses what it means to be an eco-school and how it has benefitted both herself and the students at the school.
River of Life
Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool.
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.
Venice of the North
Ben Willis reports on Manchester City Council's strategy for the regeneration of its waterways.
Map: Water quality in the Mersey Basin 1984
Map showing water quality in the Mersey Basin in 1984 - with most stretches falling into the 'poor' and 'bad' categories.
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.
Spatial planning, water and Water Framework Directive: insights from theory and practice
This paper explores the potential and actual role of spatial planning in addressing challenges associated with water environment. This enables an assessment to be made of the extent to which spatial planning can help to meet the goals of the Water Framework Directive.