Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM)

In 2013, IFC commissioned a community perceptions baseline survey in the South Gobi region of Mongolia to assess the following issues: access to water, use of water and opinions on water management. Key findings reveal that communities: a) do not know how to test the quality of drinking water, b) do not trust the information delivered by companies with regard to the impact of mining on water, c) lack information on water availability in the South Gobi region and d) fear that the mining sector’s dependence on water will deteriorate grazing land yields.