Mersey basin Campaign

Items from 2006

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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. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC004 Factsheet - Freshwater Fish A brief factsheet on freshwater fish, specifically those found in Northwest England. This document covers species of freshwater fish found in Great Britain, with more detail on those found in the waterways of the Northwest. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC005 Factsheet - River Mersey (6 minute expert) A brief factsheet about the River Mersey in the Northwest of England. This document covers the geography of the river catchment, water quality and improvement, wildlife, and Mersey Waterfront regional park. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC006 Factsheet - River Ribble A brief factsheet about the River Ribble in the Northwest of England. This document covers the geography of the river catchment, water quality and improvement and future issues. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC007 Factsheet - Water Efficiency A brief factsheet on water efficiency. This document provides background information on global water scarcity, as well as tips and ideas for saving water in the home, garden and workplace. 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 dateJanuary 2006 MBC091 Ganges of the North This year the Hindu celebration of Durga puja culminated in a traditional send off of the Goddess Durga, but rather than down the Ganges she has been set floating down the River Mersey instead. Louise Tickle joins the celebrations in Fletcher Moss Park in Manchester on a cold October day to find out about the significance of the celebration to the Manchester Hindu community. Publication dateJanuary 2006 MBC092 Hot Spots A new report has been commissioned to assess the impact of climate change on the Northwest’s tourism industry and the findings are far from sunny. It is assumed that once the country starts warming up, tourists will be flocking to the Northwest rather than the over-heated Mediterranean but the research suggests this may not be the case. Paul Unger examines the issues raised by the report and examines how tourism in the Northwest may bring increased problems in terms of managing and maintaining the natural environment once climate change hits home.