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Ribble Pilot River Basin: Public participation and river basin planning: early experiences
This is a report on the Ribble Pilot Project to test public participation in the planning process for the Water Framework Directive. It focuses on three forms of stakeholder engagement: public access to background information, consultation in the planning process and involvement of all interested parties in the implementation of the Directive. The report details methods of engagement, and findings from the project.
Mersey Basin Campaign corporate plan 2009-10
The last edition of the Campaign's annual corporate plan, which outlines the way the the organisation planned for the end of its life. The document also gives a useful overview of the Mersey Basin Campaign's areas of activity, projects and approaches.
Building a healthier economy through a cleaner environment: Mersey Basin Campaign mid term report
This report provides an assessment of the Mersey Basin Campaign at the mid-point in its 25 year life span. Contents include; an outline of the current organisational framework of the campaign, the importance of partnership in translating campaign objectives into action, progress in the three principal areas of campaign activity: water quality, landward regeneration and education and awareness. Finally the report looks to the future and explores some of the issues and factors which were likely to shape the direction of the campaign over the following twelve years.
Evaluation of the Mersey Basin Campaign - report to the Government Office for the Northwest
A study by EKOS Consulting undertaking an independent evaluation of the past impact, present activities and future role of the Mersey Basin Campaign in 2006. The study addresses: to what extent the Mersey Basin Campaign was succeeding is its objectives, the contribution of government funding to that work, what more needed to be done to achieve these objectives by 2010. The report also draws out the lessons to be learned from 20 years of Campaign activity.
A collaborative partnership approach to integrated waterside revitilisation: the experience of the Mersey Basin Campaign in the Northwest of England (PhD thesis)
The emergence of a new model of governance, bringing together governmental and non-governmental forces to achieve the policy goal, calls for a novel form of partnership driven by interdependence and networking between a range of actors. Although this approach is often described as ‘collaborative planning’, there is widespread acknowledgement that the ‘new’ practice has operational difficulties. This paper draws on the results of a research project investigating how a concrete example of collaborative partnerships, the Mersey Basin Campaign in North West of England, can operate for integrated waterside revitalisation. The Mersey Basin Campaign is a government-sponsored 25-year initiative that aims to improve water quality and the waterside environments of the Mersey Basin, a heavily urbanised area containing the two conurbations of Merseyside and Greater Manchester. In Australia, 1999, the Campaign won the Inaugural River Prize as the World’s best river-management initiative by far of environmental co-operation between all partners. From the experience of the Campaign, our research identified three key aspects of integrated waterside revitalisation; consensus building, facilitation and open participation. In carrying out the study, six detailed case studies within the Campaign’s activities have been investigated in the context of three key aspects. About 40 semi-structured interviews have been undertaken, and over 25 meetings and field works have been observed. Our research shows having shared ownership of the partnership, which can be motivated from feelings of achievements among member representatives are fundamental for effective partnership service delivery. It has been seen that once the representatives have ownership of the partnership, they act as a catalyst to stimulate and motivate action from their parent organisations.
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.