Facts & Figures
Found 46 items.
International Thiess Riverprize 1999 Inaugural Winners Profile
Inaugural winners profile for the 1999 Thiess Riverprize award. Content written by Walter Menzies for a book marking the tenth anniversary of the Prize, summarising the history, achievements and ethos of the Mersey Basin Campaign.
Introductory brochure for the Interreg-funded project ICREW – Improving coastal and recreational waters for all. The Mersey Basin Campaign was a partner on pilot action 5, re-identifying recreational waters.
Map: Water quality in the Mersey Basin 1984
Map showing water quality in the Mersey Basin in 1984 - with most stretches falling into the 'poor' and 'bad' categories.
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.
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.
The Hidden Pollution
Water quality within the Mersey catchment has significantly improved in recent years due to the large amount of investment in wastewater treatment works. However pollution is still a serious problem with household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products having unexpected effects in the natural environment. Edwin Colyer explores the damaging effect on the environment that these everyday substances can cause, as well as looking at the issues concerning diffuse pollution from urban and rural sources.
Spending Money Like Water
Louise Tickle compares costs between bottled and tap water, conducts a bottled vs tap water taste-the-difference challenge and examines the hidden cost of bottled water in terms of its heavy environmental footprint.
The Mersey Estuary: a case of mistaken identity...almost!
Article dealing with the mistaken inclusion of the Mersey Estuary in a list of marine 'dead zones' in 2006.