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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.
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.
Deborah Mulhearn examines the range of new bridges being built around the Northwest and the impact they have both practically and aesthetically on the region.
Evaluation of the Mersey Basin Campaign - report to the Government Office for the Northwest
A study by EKOS Consulting undertaking an independent evaluation of the past impact, present activities and future role of the Mersey Basin Campaign in 2006. The study addresses: to what extent the Mersey Basin Campaign was succeeding is its objectives, the contribution of government funding to that work, what more needed to be done to achieve these objectives by 2010. The report also draws out the lessons to be learned from 20 years of Campaign activity.
Spotlight - Joe Dwek
Source talks to Joe Dwek, then out-going Chair of the Mersey Basin Campaign about his experience in business, and with the Campaign.
Spotlight - Peter Batey
Source talks to Professor Peter Batey of the University of Liverpool (later to become Chair of the Mersey Basin Campaign) about his involvement with the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, and the newly-formed Mersey Waterfront Regional Park.
Spotlight - Laurence Rose
Source talks to Laurence Rose, regional director of the RSPB about the issues facing the Northwest coast and his own involvement with the Northwest Coastal Forum.
Mersey People: The Community Archaeologist
The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey In this episode, community activist and archaeologist Tracy Lawley from Brinnington talks about Stockport's relationship with the Mersey, and a unique community archaeology project to connect people with their heritage.