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Making the most of the Mersey - 2nd edition
A document by Mersey Waterfront on making the most of the Merseyside's waters for leisure and recreation. Including local cycle rides and information on local nature.
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.
Urban river regeneration in Manchester: transforming the dark River Irwell
Study by APEM Aquatic Scientists examining the effect of years of neglect on the River Irwell, and turn the tide to embrace the river as fundamental part of Manchester's heritage, and of its future economic and social growth. The report outlines the rise and fall of the Irwell, highlights current problems, and explores the potential for the river's regeneration and environmental improvement. Key projects are also identified.
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.
Spotlight - Sara Wilde
Source talks to Sara Wilde, Chair of Mersey Waterfront about the partnership's ambitious plans to revitalise and regenerate the River Mersey's historic waterfront.
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.
Profile of a project funded by £2.3 million of investment through the government's Liveability scheme. The aim of the project was to help the town of Glossop, in the heart of the Dark Peak, to reconnect with Glossop Brook, the river that runs through the town centre, and to create more attractive and usable waterside spaces.