Mersey basin Campaign

Items with region Manchester

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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 MBC062 Hot Water Phil Griffin examines how increases in water quality in the Northwest’s canals and rivers have caused a boom in new waterside housing. He talks to developers Urban Splash about how they are utilising this boom to create greener and more sustainable waterfront residences. 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 MBC069 Waterside Winner 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. 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 dateSeptember 2004 MBC071 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. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC074 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.