Managing fresh water usage in Channel ports

The Port of Newhaven as part of its master planning is focusing on its use of fresh water in the harbour.  As part of FLIP ports efforts to promote resource efficiency, the port of Newhaven is looking to better use fresh water in its various different activities in the harbour.  One of the major opportunities for ports is to reduce resource consumption as a means to making cost efficiencies and embracing the circular economy.  Port competitiveness over the longer term period will benefit from a more efficient use of natural resources through future initiatives that can reduce wastage, improve consumption patterns and promote the use of small scale harbour renewables that can reduce a small and medium sized ports carbon footprint.The Newhaven fresh water study that was launched in November last year has sought to assess the water consumption patterns in the harbour and make recommendations that can improve consumption patterns, reduce leakage and wastage.The study's finding are being monitored closely by the Ports of Le Treport and Fecamps which share a similar sized fishing industry and have the prospective development of offshore renewables base to support the construction, operation and maintancce of the offshore renewables sector. The interim findings of the study were presented during a master planning workshop in Brighton on 10th December.