Action Plan, which contains 248 ward-‐specific action plans, each of which contains a risk assessment for the ward and a proposal of site-‐specific measures to improve flood management. There is a strong emphasis, in the strategy and the action plan, on developing partnership working between authorities, agencies, other interested parties and community groups. Similarly, the strategy highlights the importance of delivering multiple benefits (e.g. to biodiversity, natural processes and amenity) to attract funding from local and national government. Ø Water Resources Management Plan for 2015 – 2040 – Southern Water Water Companies plan their resource management activities on a 25 year basis, updating plans every 5 years. The plans seek to balance supply and demand, whilst taking into account costs to the consumer and to the environment. After a period of consultation, Southern Water’s plan was published in October 2014. In the Company’s ‘Western Area’ which includes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, there are challenges faced in achieving this balance. The plan includes a commitment to reviewing the options currently proposed to secure water resources in this area, to ensure that the most appropriate schemes are selected. 5.4. What can the partnership do? Resource Efficiency With Southern Water as a key member of the partnership’s Core Group, the remaining partners are all well placed to engage with Southern Water’s activities, including resource efficiency campaigns. With the Partnership’s help there is an opportunity to enhance the environmental perspective of these campaigns. Increase Resilience to Low Flows In relation to actions identified in the Abstraction Licensing Strategy, there is an opportunity to work with licence holders to improve sustainability where flows fall below the EFI, this could include river restoration works to improve resilience to low flows. Natural Flood Risk Management There is a strong emphasis on partnership working and community involvement in the existing plans to tackle flood risk and management. The TICP could be well placed to help develop the community aspects of these plans, particularly working with landowners and riparian owners to develop natural flood risk management measures such as strategic woodland and wetland creation.