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Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC023 Mersey People: The Swimmer 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 Dave Sandman, a United Utilities sewage worker who also swims the Mersey talks about his experiences of open water swimming in the river. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC027 Mersey People: The Engineer 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 former United Utilities engineer, Shanthi Rasaratnam discusses the engineering successes which have contributed to the impressive clean up of the River Mersey. Publication dateDecember 2003 MBC043 Seconds Out, Round Four Karma Ockenden reports on United Utilities price review for the period 2005-2010. Publication dateDecember 2003 MBC046 Timeline 2025 20 years into the Mersey Basin Campaign's activities, Ian Herbert reflects on progress to date, and asks a range of the Campaign's stakeholders and partners what they see as the challenges still to be faced. Publication dateOctober 2008 MBC051 Partnership case study: United Utilities PLC Case study focusing on the partnership between the Mersey Basin Campaign and United Utilities PLC. The document examines the reasons for UU's involvement with the Campaign, the nature of their partnership, and draws out some of the benefits gained from the union. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC064 The Debt Spiral Louise Tickle investigates the increasing problem of water poverty in the Northwest, focussing on how low-income individuals are struggling to cope with increasing water bills and highlighting the range of challenges faced by United Utilities in trying to minimise customer debt. Publication dateJune 2004 MBC067 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. Publication dateSeptember 2004 MBC074 Spotlight - Lesley Brannan Source talks to Lesley Brannan, former head of corporate responsibility at United Utilities about the important role that CSR can play within companies.