Water scarcity poses a risk to companies in the mining and metals sector, but it also represents a significant opportunity–to catalyze collective solutions that improve water security and sanitation for all. Mining companies are already thinking more collaboratively. Engaging in meaningful partnerships with local communities, government and other industries to improve infrastructure, and achieve better water management throughout and beyond the catchment area. But so much more can be done.
This paper uses company experiences from Mongolia, Peru, South Africa, Canada, and the Upper Hunter Valley and Fitzroy regions of Australia to identify key lessons learned. We encourage companies to use the lessons highlighted to better integrate collaboration into corporate and operational water strategies.
BLOG POST: Mining and the Shared Responsibility of Water Security by Jon M. L. Lyons, Mongolia Country Representative, Global Green Growth Institute