Publication dateJune 2005
Turning up the Amp
As United Utilities unveiled the plans for their Asset Management Plan 4 (AMP4) that would see an investment of £2.9 million in the Northwest between 2005 and 2010. Louise Tickle looks at case studies highlighting some of the improvements already made in the region and examines why United Utilities find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the regulators.
Publication dateJune 2006
Environmental Champion - David Crawshaw
Source talks to David Crawshaw, regional catchment estates manager for United Utilities and this year's winner of the prestigious environmental leadership category at the Northwest Business Environment Awards.
Publication dateDecember 2006
New Model Farming
The Northwest is blessed with beautiful upland habitats that are vital for maintaining biodiversity. However, due to subsidies paid to farmers, our uplands have been shrinking due to over-grazing and un-sustainable land management. Mark Hillsdon looks at the range of benefits open to farmers who enter into agri-environmental schemes and looks at the case study of Whitendale Farm in Lancashire that has become involved in United Utilities Sustainable Catchment Management Plan (SCaMP) aiming to help restore the natural landscape and utilise it as an alternative source of income.
Publication dateJanuary 2008
Spotlight - Chris Matthews
Source talks to Chris Matthews, United Utilities’ dedicated carbon manager about the scope of his job and the challenges United Utilities faces in trying to provide the best service to customers whilst trying to also cut carbon emissions.
Publication dateMarch 2008
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 dateMay 1998
The relationship between water quality and economic regeneration in the Mersey Basin
A report to Northwest Water, the Environment Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign.
The report explores the role, both actual and potential, of investment in improved water quality in the stimulation of economic activity, particularly in traditionally rundown inner-city areas adjacent to rivers and canals. This is part of the recasting of the region's image, with good water quality central to the vision of a 'green and pleasant region', and the creation of a credible setting for growth and investment.
The study covers the economy, environment and policy setting in the Mersey Basin, economic regeneration and property development.
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