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Water is a shared and finite resource, with high social, cultural, environmental and economic value. It is a basic human right and fundamental ecosystem requirement. Water is also an essential component of all mining and metals operations. However, global water resources are under increasing pressure and it is widely recognised that a holistic approach to water management is required to achieve resource sustainability and secure future access for all water users.

Focus areas

Water management

ICMM's 'Water Stewardship Framework' outlines a common industry approach for what is a complex and locally-defined issue.

Water reporting

With competition for water growing: public reporting of water performance, using consistent industry metrics, has never been mnore important.

A Practical Guide to Catchment-Based Water Management

A catchment-based approach to managing water resources looks at activities and issues in the catchment as a whole.

ICMM's Mining Principles

Supporting global goals