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Publication dateNovember 2006 MBC157 Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary Summary of the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, which provides a framework for coordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary. Briefly covers: estuary dynamics, water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development, commercial navigation and port development, urban regeneration, tourism and recreation. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC159 Along The Banks Is it absurd to compare the Mersey with the Nile, or Stockport Viaduct with the Pyramids of Giza? Perhaps it is. Yet the pyramids are the remains of a dead civilisation which became a historical backwater. The industrial civilisation which started on the Mersey’s banks changed the world physically, culturally and musically – and in India and China it is still doing so today. Mersey: The river that changed the world, published by Liverpool’s Bluecoat Press to mark Capital of Culture 2008, was a richly illustrated book that explored these connections through a series of specially commissioned essays from writers, journalists and experts in fields as diverse as srchaeology, history, music, wildlife and architecture. In this chapter David Ward takes us on a journey along the Mersey banks starting at the source above Stockport, and journeying to where the Mersey meets the sea in New Brighton. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC166 Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary (MEMP) The Mersey Estuary Management plan (MEMP) provides a framework for co-ordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary, which has made the area one of the cleanest developed estuaries in Europe. This document provides an executive summary of the developments made to the Mersey estuary discussing; water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development and the effects that tourism and urban regeneration have had on The Mersey Estuary. Publication dateSeptember 2005 MBC173 Flocking to the Mersey The Mersey Estuary is a site of both national and international importance for wading and migratory birds, however access points to sites where you can view these birds can be few and far between. Tim Melling gives an insight into the various species that can be found around the estuary and gives hints and tips on the best times and places to see them.