ICMM: practical guide to catchment-based water management for mining & metals industry

Monday, 16 March, 2015

Admittedly a bit late to the party on this one but our attention was drawn this morning by a glitched feed to this from the ICMM: a practical guide to catchment-based water management that defines responsible water stewardship for the mining industry.

The document, which is available via this link in our USEFUL section, details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. Paraphrasing the press release, it sets out a collaborative approach to water management that considers the needs, concerns and priorities of other water users and promotes inclusive and ongoing engagement with all stakeholders.

It’s designed for usability, too: the document is “structured as an interactive and informative prompt to guide companies in the development of their water strategies and plans in accordance with the local context and hydrology in which mining and metals operations take place.”

More from the launch press release here, and check out the document via this link.