ICMM is taking a leadership approach to water stewardship, that is water use that is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial.
The mining industry recognises the significant water challenges facing societies around the world.
As an industry we have a leading role to play in contributing practical solutions to water resource challenges. Our members show leadership by making firm commitments to water stewardship.
These commitments include robust water governance within their businesses, sector leading transparency and disclosure around water use, managing water more effectively at a site level and working with others to resolve shared challenges at the catchment-scale. While ICMM and our members have taken up the challenge, it is only by working with others that we will secure a sustainable future for our shared water resources.
Going beyond water management to proactive and holistic water stewardship requires a comprehensive understanding of the quality of water being managed at a mine site, write ICMM's Alice Evans for Water Online.