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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.
The Mersey Estuary: a case of mistaken identity...almost!
Article dealing with the mistaken inclusion of the Mersey Estuary in a list of marine 'dead zones' in 2006.
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.
Otters, Orchids and Oil
Erikka Askeland talks to Cheshire Wildlife Trust about the Gowy Meadows Nature Reserve, a wet grassland habitat and natural flood plain providing a vital haven for wildlife located right next door to the countries second largest oil refinery.
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.
From stakeholder mapping to participatory appraisal, public consultation is becoming one of the most important steps in any regeneration project plan. Louise Tickle explores the various methods used by organisations when consulting stakeholders and the public, and finds out why this process is crucial for ensuring projects are sustainable.