This report presents an overview of the plenary Water, Mining and Communities Panel held during the 24th World Mining Congress (WMC) in Rio de Janeiro in October 2016. The panel comprised experts from around the world, and focussed on water stewardship. Based on the attention given to water at the WMC, it is clear that water is a matter of the highest priority for the global mining industry.
Report written by:
Adriana Gonçalves (Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia) André Xavier (Canadian International Resources and Development Institute), Bern Klein (Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia), Ben Chalmers (Mining Association of Canada)
Published April 2017