Mining requires water. However, water consumption in the mining sector varies depending on the extracted resource, the extraction and processing methods, the location of a mine and even the mode of transportation. Furthermore, inadequate and inefficient water management can affect the quality of surface and groundwater, and exacerbate existing water stress.
Thus, the mining sector faces two challenges: preventing the pollution of water resources and reducing its consumption by increasing water efficiency.
Unfold to find out more about key issues for improving water resource management in mining.