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Publication dateMay 2000 MBC012 The Mersey Basin Campaign and its River Valley Initiatives: an appropriate model for the management of rivers? This paper provides a brief overview of river management experience in the UK, charting changing approaches in terms of scope and organisation since the 1970s. This is followed by a more detailed examination of the Mersey Basin Campaign and its River Valley Initiatives (predecessors to the local Action Partnerships). The conclusion evaluates this approach in relation to sustainable river management. Publication dateMay 1999 MBC011 Sustainable development and institutional design: the example of the Mersey Basin Campaign The Mersey Basin Campaign was established in 1985 in the North West of England to address continuing problems of water quality and associated landward dereliction of the River Mersey and its tributaries. The Campaign's premise that water quality should be improved both for its own sake and as a stimulus to regeneration has proved to be well founded and has subsequently been extended to embrace community action to help nurture watercourse improvement and care. The Campaign can now be seen as a model for engaging coordinated environmental action through a partnership approach. This paper explores the structure of the Mersey Basin Campaign, arguing that the Campaign stood as a model for what would become an increasing need to develop focused environmental planning and management at the subregional and regional level. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC221 Mersey Basin Campaign - 5 verbs to describe how we operate Five key verbs that together describe how the Mersey Basin Campaign worked.