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Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC092 Hot Spots A new report has been commissioned to assess the impact of climate change on the Northwest’s tourism industry and the findings are far from sunny. It is assumed that once the country starts warming up, tourists will be flocking to the Northwest rather than the over-heated Mediterranean but the research suggests this may not be the case. Paul Unger examines the issues raised by the report and examines how tourism in the Northwest may bring increased problems in terms of managing and maintaining the natural environment once climate change hits home. Publication dateJune 2006 MBC096 Icebergs in the Thames Source dispels the top ten myths about water shortages in the UK. Publication dateDecember 2006 MBC106 Spotlight - Kevin Anderson Source talks to Dr Kevin Anderson, Research Director at the Tyndell Centre for Climate Change Research about his current role and his aspiration that the Northwest can lead the way in the fight against climate change. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC110 Seizing the Day Source goes to talk to a variety of businesses, artists and academics about what they as individuals and companies are doing to become greener, more sustainable and to reduce carbon emissions. Publication dateMarch 2008 MBC128 Water Pressures 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. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC158 River Futures 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 Steve Connor looks to the future, with the Mersey an important potential source of wind and wave power. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC239 Case study: Waterproof Northwest This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on the delivery of some of our key projects and events. They are designed to show you how some of our projects were delivered. Each case study provides background information, examines the original project idea, methodology, funding information, looks at who was involved, and draws out lessons learned from the experience. We hope these case studies will prove useful and inspirational, especially for those delivering similar work. This case study focuses on Waterproof Northwest, a project funded by the Environment Agency as a follow-on from the ENMaR project, aimed at further engaging the Northwest's planners with the impact of the EU's Water Framework Directive. This case study focuses on the project's use of a scenario-planning technique to engage stakeholders. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC240 Waterproof Northwest: 2030 scenarios A series of scenarios produced for Waterproof Northwest, an Environment Agency-funded project aimed at engaging local authorities and especially planners with the EU's Water Framework Directive. These scenarios were used for consultation work, and people were asked to select which they felt was the most likely future for the Northwest. The research was carried out during 2009, and the scenarios are set in 2030.