Water management

Mining corporations need water for mineral production. The use of water in mining has not only the potential to affect the quality of surrounding surface water and groundwater but it may also affect the water stress in the area.

These are the sections in the MDNP where you can find out more about water management:

  • The Country Fiches tool in the Members’ area provides information on “water resources” and “water for mining” (look for this indicator within the category “Community and environment”) for each of the Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
  • The Library on the Members’ area contains also further information on this topic.