Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateSeptember 2003 MBC040 Sensors of the Sea Edwin Colyer visits the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Liverpool to find out how they use all manner of technological wizardry to collect real-time data from our seas, and use that information to find out how the Northwest's waters are affected by, and affect our weather, climate and human activity. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC090 Electric Currents With the government putting greater emphasis on the need to cut carbon emissions, renewable energy generation is becoming more and more important. With the Northwest’s constant winds and the mighty power of the River Mersey, Matthew Sutcliffe examines the schemes already up and running in the region and looks at the potential for further projects that could be installed to help fight the battle against climate change. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC134 Weir-ed and Wonderful During the industrial revolution mills generated their power by utilising the force of nearby rivers. Now in the 21st century micro-hydro schemes are popping up along our waterways using modern technology to generate green energy from our rivers. Jason Teasdale goes out to investigate various schemes located across the Northwest and learns about the challenges and opportunities faced by these small-scale hydropower schemes. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC158 River Futures Is it absurd to compare the Mersey with the Nile, or Stockport Viaduct with the Pyramids of Giza? Perhaps it is. Yet the pyramids are the remains of a dead civilisation which became a historical backwater. The industrial civilisation which started on the Mersey’s banks changed the world physically, culturally and musically – and in India and China it is still doing so today. Mersey: The river that changed the world, published by Liverpool’s Bluecoat Press to mark Capital of Culture 2008, was a richly illustrated book that explored these connections through a series of specially commissioned essays from writers, journalists and experts in fields as diverse as srchaeology, history, music, wildlife and architecture. In this chapter Steve Connor looks to the future, with the Mersey an important potential source of wind and wave power.