Who we have worked with

We have developed our DWMP with partner organisations who also have responsibilities for water, drainage and environmental protection and management.

 

In developing our DWMP, we have worked with:
  • The Southern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
  • The Flood Risk Management Authorities such as the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards and Lead Local Flood Authorities (County and Unitary Authorities)
  • The Local Council Planning Authorities that have to meet government housing targets
  • Neighbouring water companies and those providing water supply services within our wastewater area
  • Organisations that are charged with protecting and enhancing the environment such as Natural England, the National Park Authorities, Catchment Partnerships, and River and Wildlife Trusts.

 

We have involved over 180 individuals from 75 organisations through:
  • five regionally based webinars at various stages of the DWMP development and included a webinar in which the Environment Agency explained the government’s partnership funding scheme 
  • three sets of 11 workshops – one in each of our River Basin Catchments
  • hosting 41 meetings to identify the investment needs for 61 wastewater systems
  • seven meetings with external experts to jointly develop the BRAVA (Baseline Risk and Vulnerability Assessment) methodologies
  • an interim consultation running between September and October 2021.

The dates and purpose of the webinars, meetings and interim consultations

Date

Regional webinar / River Basin Catchment

Purpose

25 Aug 20

Regional Webinar

What is a DWMP? Background and purpose

03 Sep 20

Regional Webinar

02 Sep 20

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Discuss the Risk Based Catchment Screening and Planning Objectives

07 Sep 20

East Hampshire

08 Sep 20

Adur and Ouse

09 Sep 20

Stour

10 Sep 20

Medway

11 Sep 20

Rother

23 Sep 20

New Forest

24 Sep20

Arun and Western Streams

25 Sep 20

Isle of Wight

29 Sep 20

Test and Itchen

30 Sep 20

North Kent

16 Dec 20

Regional Webinar

Disseminate the BRAVA results for the National Planning Objectives

07 Jan 21

Regional Webinar

Jan – Mar 21

Meetings with NE, EA, LLFAs and West Sussex County Council

Develop the BRAVA methodologies for NN, GES, Surface Water, Groundwater & Bathing and Shellfish Waters. 

23 Mar 21

 

Regional Webinar

Disseminate the BRAVA results for the additional Planning Objectives included in our DWMP

31 Mar 21

 

Regional Webinar

26 Apr 21

Stour

To explore the risks and potential investment options

27 Apr 21

Isle of Wight

28 Apr 21

East Hampshire

29 Apr 21

Medway

10 May 21

North Kent

11 May 21

Arun and Western Streams

12 May 21

New Forest

13 May 21

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

18 May 21

Adur and Ouse

19 May 21

Rother

20 May 21

Test and Itchen

Aug – Oct 21

41 wastewater catchment meetings covering 61 systems

To agree generic investment options

Sep – Oct 21

Interim consultation

To gain feedback on the SEA Scoping Report, the DWMP Processes and engagement and the  emerging plans for each RBC

01 Dec 21

Regional Webinar

Water industry funding

06 Dec 21

Regional Webinar

20 Jan 22

Regional Webinar

EA partnership funding

08 Mar 22

Rother

To discuss and agree in principle the Investment needs

09 Mar 22

North Kent

10 Mar 22

New Forest

15 Mar 22

Adur and Ouse

16 Mar 22

Isle of Wight

17 Mar 22

Medway

22 Mar 22

Stour

23 Mar 22

East Hampshire

23 Mar 22

Arun and Western Streams

29 Mar 22

Test and Itchen

31 Mar 222

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

The regionally based webinars presented and discussed issues and information which were relevant to the whole region.

Webinar 1
August and September 2020, set out the background to the DWMP programme, what it is and why we are doing it and what we must achieve through the programme. View the presentation used in the webinar.

Webinar 2
Winter 2020–2021, updated partner organisations on our findings from the second stage of the DWMP, the Baseline Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (BRAVA), for the six national planning objectives. View the presentation used in the webinar.

Webinar 3
March 2021, updated partner organisations on the results of the BRAVA for the additional Planning Objectives, as proposed by our stakeholders at the September 2020 DWMP workshops. View the presentation used in the webinar.

Webinar 4
December 2021, discussed water industry funding to generate a wider understanding of our funding, where it comes from and what it needs to be used for in advance of developing our draft DWMP investment programme so this could be set in context. View the presentation and responses to questions raised during the webinars.

Webinar 5
January 2022, enabled the Environment Agency to explain their partnership funding programmes for flood and coastal risk management. View the slide set used at webinar.

All presentations used during the River Basin Catchment workshops are specific to that River Basin and are available on the ‘Working with others’ page for that River Basin.     

 

Meetings we held

The dates for each of the 41 meetings we held covering 61 wastewater systems (including the ten we had to postpone) are as follows:

Meetings we held

County

River Basin

Wastewater System

 Code

ODA Meeting

Combined Meetings

Kent

 

Medway

 

Gravesend

 

GRAV

 

20 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Medway

 

Horsmonden

 

HORS

 

27 Sep 21

STAP and HORS combined

Kent

 

Medway

 

Motney Hill

 

MOTN

 

09 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Medway

 

Oxted

 

LIMP

 

Postponed

 

 

Kent

 

Medway

 

Paddock Wood

 

PAWD

 

05 Oct 21

 

PAWD and TONB combined

Kent

 

Medway

 

Redgate Mill, Crowborough

CRRM

 

07 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Medway

 

Staplehurst

 

STAP

 

27 Sep 21

STAP and HORS combined

Kent

 

Medway

 

Tonbridge

 

TONB

 

05 Oct 21

 

PAWD and TONB combined

Kent

 

Medway

 

Tunbridge Wells North

 

TUWN

 

24 Aug 21

 

 

Kent

 

Medway

 

Tunbridge Wells South

 

TUWS

 

24 Aug 21

 

 

Kent

 

North Kent

 

Faversham

 

FAVE

 

06 Oct 21

 

FAVE and SITT combined

Kent

 

North Kent

 

Queenborough

 

QUEE

 

23 Sep 21

 

 

Kent

 

North Kent

 

Sittingbourne

 

SITT

 

06 Oct 21

 

FAVE and SITT combined

Kent

 

Stour

 

Broomfield Bank

 

BROM

 

24 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

Canterbury

 

CANT

 

02 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

Charthham

 

CHAR

 

03 Sep 21

 

Kent

Stour

Dambridge Wingham

DAMB

14 Sep 21

WBER and DAMB combined

Kent

Stour

Margate and Broadstairs

WEHB

06 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

May Street Herne Bay

HERN

 

26 Aug 21

 

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

Swalecliffe

 

SWAL

 

28 Sep 21

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

Weatherlees Hill

WEAT

 

10 Aug 21

 

Kent

 

Stour

 

Westbere

 

WBER

 

14 Sep 21

WBER and DAMB combined

 

Sussex

 

Adur and Ouse

 

East Worthing

 

WOEA

 

03 Aug 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Adur and Ouse

 

Goddards Green

 

BURG

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Adur and Ouse

 

Newhaven East

 

NEWE

 

16 Sep 21

 

Sussex

Adur and Ouse

Pacehaven, Brighton

BRIG

09 Sep 21

 

Sussex

 

Adur and Ouse

 

Scaynes Hill

 

SCAY

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Adur and Ouse

 

Shoreham

 

PORT

 

01 Sep 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Bosham

 

BOSH

 

21 Sep 21

 

CHIC, THOR, LAVA, TANG and BOSH

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Chichester

 

CHIC

 

21 Sep 21

 

CHIC, THOR, LAVA, TANG and BOSH

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Ford

 

FORW

 

28 Sep 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Horsham new

 

HONE

 

13 Sep 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Lavant

 

LAVA

 

21 Sep 21

 

CHIC, THOR, LAVA, TANG and BOSH

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Lidsey

 

LIDS

 

19 Oct 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Loxwood

 

LOXW

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Pagham

 

PAGM

 

30 Sep 21

 

SIDL and PAGM combined

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Sidlesham

 

SIDL

 

30 Sep 21

 

SIDL and PAGM combined

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

South Ambersham

 

SOAM

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Tangmere

 

TANG

 

21 Sep 21

 

CHIC, THOR, LAVA, TANG and BOSH

Sussex

 

Arun and Western Streams

Thornham

 

THOR

 

21 Sep 21

 

CHIC, THOR, LAVA, TANG and BOSH

Sussex

 

 

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Bexhill and Hastings

 

HABX

 

 

04 Oct 21

 

 

 

Sussex

 

 

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Eastbourne

 

 

EALP

 

 

24 Aug 21

 

 

 

Sussex

 

 

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Hailsham North

 

HAIN

 

08 Sep 21

 

HAIN and HAIS combined

Sussex

 

 

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Hailsham South

 

HAIS

 

08 Sep 21

HAIN and HAIS combined

Sussex

 

 

Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels

Vines Cross

 

VINE

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Rother

 

Fairlight

 

FAIR

 

02 Sep 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Rother

 

New Rommey

 

ROMN

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Rother

 

ROBERTSBRIDGE

 

ROBE

 

Postponed

 

 

Sussex

 

Rother

 

Rye

 

RYEW

 

17 Aug 21

 

 

Sussex

 

Rother

 

Ticehurst

 

TICE

 

Postponed

 

 

 

Hampshire

 

East Hampshire

 

Budds Farm Havant

 

BUDD

 

31 Aug 21

 

 

Hampshire

 

East Hampshire

 

Peel Common

 

PEEL

 

11 Aug 21

 

 

Hampshire

 

Isle of Wight

 

Sandown

 

SAND

 

14 Sep 21

 

 

Hampshire

 

New Forest

 

Ashlett Creek Fawley

ASHL

 

21 Sep 21

 

ASHL, BROC, LYND & PENN combined

Hampshire

 

New Forest

 

Brockenhurst

 

BROC

 

21 Sep 21

 

ASHL, BROC, LYND & PENN combined

Hampshire

 

New Forest

 

Lyndhurst

 

LYND

 

21 Sep 21

 

ASHL, BROC, LYND & PENN combined

Hampshire

 

New Forest

 

Pennington

 

PENN

 

21 Sep 21

 

ASHL, BROC, LYND & PENN combined

Hampshire

 

New Forest

 

Slowhill Copse Marchwood

SLOW

 

08 Sep 21

 

 

Hampshire

Test and Itchen

Barton Stacey

BAST

19 Aug 21

 

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Chickenhall, Eastleigh

CHEA

 

30 Sep 21

 

CHEA, FULL and HARE combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Fullerton

 

FULL

 

30 Sep 21

 

CHEA, FULL and HARE combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Harestock

 

HARE

 

30 Sep 21

 

CHEA, FULL and HARE combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Kings Sombrne

 

KISO

 

14 Oct 21

 

KISO, MORE, ROMS and STOC combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Millbrook

 

MILL

 

02 Sep 21

 

POOD and MILL combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Morestead road Winchester

 

MORE

 

14 Oct 21

 

KISO, MORE, ROMS and STOC combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Portswood

 

POOD

 

02 Sep 21

 

POOD and MILL combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Rmnsey

 

ROMS

 

14 Oct 21

 

KISO, MORE, ROMS and STOC combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Stockbridge

 

STOC

 

14 Oct 21

 

KISO, MORE, ROMS and STOC combined

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

West Wellow

 

WELL

 

Postponed

 

 

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Whitchurch

 

WHIT

 

16 Sep 21

 

 

Hampshire

 

Test and Itchen

 

Woolston

 

WOOL

 

07 Sep 21

 

 

 

How working with external partners has influenced our DWMP

Working with external partner organisations means we have been able to develop our DWMP with a broader range of views, knowledge and expertise about the risks relating to the quantity and quality of water, and the environment which depends on water.  We have identified and developed a set of additional planning objectives that enable us to focus on environmental outcomes, for example bathing water quality and shellfish quality, as well as nutrient neutrality. The additional planning objectives are:

  • achieving WFD (Water Framework Directive) Good Ecological Status (or Good Ecological Potential for Heavily modified waterbodies)
  • securing nutrient neutrality
  • preventing groundwater pollution to protect drinking water sources
  • improving surface water management
  • improving and protecting designated bathing water quality
  • improving and protecting shellfish water quality.

We believe our DWMP is a much better plan for this collaboration, and the environment and communities we serve will benefit as a result. Collaboration has also helped identify opportunities for future partnership schemes to provide multiple benefits for our customers and communities as well as ways to improve and enhance our environment across our region.

Our DWMP has highlighted that planning for the longer-term unlocks opportunities for a more sustainable approach where we work with other partner organisations to tackle many of the current risks and issues at source. For example, capturing rainwater and re-using it before it gets into the sewer network will prevent the rainwater from having to be transported to our treatment works, treated with chemicals, cleaned and discharged back to the environment, often miles away from where the water is needed.

Working with others is increasingly important to help communities adapt to climate change and its impacts, and protect the water that we have.  Our DWMP has shown that we cannot deliver high-quality, sustainable and affordable drainage and wastewater management by working alone.

We will continue to collaborate with partner organisations to share data and information and understand the wider issues and risks associated with drainage, water quality and the environment. Wherever possible, we will co-create and co-deliver solutions by working together.

 

Giving our customers a say

We have published our work on our DWMP on our website during the development of our Plan to share information with our customers. The management of wastewater systems and understanding the associated risks is highly complex and insight gained from customer focus groups has told us that our customers:

  • welcome the consideration of major factors like urban creep, customer behaviours and climate change when planning for wastewater management
  • find it reassuring that multiple organisations are talking to each other about the DWMP to ensure there is a cohesive strategy to manage wastewater and limit environmental damage
  • think a 25-year view reviewed every 5 years feels forward looking, comprehensive and with the capacity to evolve over time
  • are pleased to have a wider picture of the issues for the whole of the SE of England
  • are reassured to know about the DWMP, but the granular detail is too much information for them to engage with
  • feel that it doesn’t always feel particularly customer facing and is jargon heavy, word heavy and lacking explanation for example, on the BRAVA results
  • think it is sufficient to know that there is a DWMP and to leave the detail to Southern Water and relevant agencies.

 

We are consulting customers on our DWMP during the public consultation in the summer of 2022, and then will engage customers in plans that directly affect them and their local area as we progress with the implementation of our DWMP.

 
 
 
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