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Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC166 Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary (MEMP) The Mersey Estuary Management plan (MEMP) provides a framework for co-ordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary, which has made the area one of the cleanest developed estuaries in Europe. This document provides an executive summary of the developments made to the Mersey estuary discussing; water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development and the effects that tourism and urban regeneration have had on The Mersey Estuary. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC162 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. Publication dateJanuary 2005 MBC160 ICREW Brochure 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. Publication dateJune 1984 MBC154 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. Publication dateMay 2004 MBC048 Ribble Pilot River Basin: Public participation and river basin planning: early experiences This is a report on the Ribble Pilot Project to test public participation in the planning process for the Water Framework Directive. It focuses on three forms of stakeholder engagement: public access to background information, consultation in the planning process and involvement of all interested parties in the implementation of the Directive. The report details methods of engagement, and findings from the project. Publication dateSeptember 2003 MBC042 This Land Is Our Land Ben Willis examines the Irk Valley Project, a pilot public participation exercise along the River Irwell which was one of the Northwest's first responses to the Water Framework Directive. He discovers how local people contributed to the river regeneration plans. Publication dateJune 2003 MBC034 Bathing Beauties Iain Herbert investigates an EU-funded Interreg project - ICREW - which surveyed and re-designated the Northwest's bathing and recreational waters. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC003 Factsheet - Diffuse Pollution A brief factsheet on the issue of diffuse pollution (pollution that comes from a range of activities without a discrete source). This document defines diffuse pollution and covers types of diffuse pollution, its effects, the costs associated, and links to further reading and resources on the subject.