Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateSeptember 1999 MBC161 International Thiess Riverprize Citation 1999 Citation on the occasion of the award of the 1999 international Theiss Riverprize in Brisbane, Australia. Awarded to the Mersey Basin Campaign to mark fifteen years of dramatic improvement to the North West region of England. Publication dateMay 1998 MBC151 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. Publication dateMarch 2007 MBC143 Mersey Waterfront Regional Park Strategic Framework A strategic framework created in 2007 for Mersey Waterfront regional part in order to establish a vision for the park up to 2020, analyse current and planned facilties,review and set out the strategic context, define the place in terms of geography and characteristics, advise on quality benchmarks, set out a framework for investment priorities to 2020 and consider and make recommendations for a future organisational structure. Publication dateMarch 2009 MBC141 Winds of Fortune The UK has recently overtaken Denmark as the world’s largest producer of offshore energy, with six active wind farms located around the British coast. However to meet the government’s targets of producing 15% of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, we are going to need a lot more wind farms. The UK is ideally suited for offshore generation, not only do we have ample winds but also shallow seas that make it cheaper and easier to install the huge turbines. Mark Hillsdon explores the economic and environmental benefits of offshore energy generation, focussing particularly on the Northwest and looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by this budding industry. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC139 Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club Ciara Leeming talks to members of the newly reopened Liverpool Sailing Club. After an arson attack in 2001 the future of the club was hanging in the balance but due its determined members and a successful partnership project the sailing club has now been officially reopened by HRH Princess Anne. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC138 Sounds of the City John Robb introduces us to the hearmanchester.com audio trail, a series of ten audio files intended to be listened to whilst wandering along the Rochdale Canal in the city centre. The audio trail features stories and interviews from local experts and gives a unique insight into Manchester’s fascinating social, cultural, industrial and radical history. From the rise of suffrage to the first time the Sex Pistols played, from Marx and Engels to the largest gay village in the country, hearmanchester.com covers it all whilst focussing on the integral role the Rochdale Canal has played in forming the city of Manchester as we know it today. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC137 Park Life Regional Parks are a new way of encouraging economic and environmental regeneration and can act as a catalyst for generating multiple social, economic and environmental benefits across a large area. Here in the Northwest we currently host 9 regional parks that have been inspired by the work done in Emscher Regional Park in the Ruhr in Germany - a prime example of how designation as a regional park can help encourage investment in urban and environmental regeneration. Gareth Chadwick explores the thinking behind the Northwest’s regional parks and talks to leading proponents of the schemes about what makes regional parks such a potent force for change. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC136 Environmental Champion - Susannah Bleakley Source talks to Susannah Bleakley of the Morecambe Bay Partnership, the driving force behind the proposed Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary regional park. She talks about her love for the bay as well as discussing the potential benefits that becoming a regional park could have on the area.