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Towards Water Stewardship with Water Reporting in Mining

June 7, 2017

Water is a finite resource essential to life and critical for economic growth. According to United Nations statistics, two-thirds of the world population could be living in water stress conditions by 20251 and three out of four jobs worldwide are water-dependent2. Water is also a vital input for mining, and the industry has been improving how […]

Electrocoagulation for Mine Water Treatment: Myths & Truths

April 26, 2017

As the industry turns to greener processes, the use of electrochemical technologies such as electrocoagulation is gaining more traction for the removal of contaminants from industrial wastewater. Electrocoagulation can be effective in some applications, but the technology also has its constraints. Here, we unveil some of the myths & truths about electrocoagulation. Chemical Coagulation and […]

What is the True Cost of Mine Water Treatment?

March 21, 2017

Most mining projects assess needs for water treatment. But how do you determine if treatment is required or which is the best treatment option for your project? Typically one conducts a Life Cycle Cost analysis of the available water management and treatment options to determine the most cost-effective solution meeting site specific requirements. While Life […]

Government Water Research Plan Workshop

February 8, 2017

Continual improvement to the mining sector’s environmental performance is a top priority for the industry, government and the communities where mining operations are located. Most recently in Canada, multiple stakeholders came together to advance sustainability in the sector. On January 16, 2017, a workshop on Water Management in Mining and Mineral Processing was organized jointly […]

Keeping up with Selenium

December 5, 2016

Recent regulatory changes and research findings are contributing to what we need to do and what we need to know to effectively manage selenium in mine waters. From the steady flow of information on selenium, we highlight a few that may be of interest to anyone involved with its management. Update on Selenium Regulations in […]