Water, Communities and Mineral Resource Development: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities

Brereton, D. J. and Parmenter, J. C. (2006). Water, Communities and Mineral Resource Development: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities. In: , Water in Mining 2006: Multiple Values of Water. Water in Mining 2006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (165-170). 14-16 November 2006.


Author Brereton, D. J.
Parmenter, J. C.
Title of paper Water, Communities and Mineral Resource Development: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities
Conference name Water in Mining 2006
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 14-16 November 2006
Proceedings title Water in Mining 2006: Multiple Values of Water
Journal name Water in Mining 2006, Proceedings
Place of Publication Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Publisher The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1 920806 57 1
Start page 165
End page 170
Total pages 6
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Issues around water – its quality, use, availability and environmental value – can be a major point of tension between mineral projects and local communities. Failure to manage these issues appropriately can jeopardise the obtaining of regulatory approvals for new projects and place at risk the ‘social licence to operate’ of existing operations. Conversely, there may also be significant opportunities for companies to engage constructively with communities over water issues and to make a positive contribution to the sustainable development of these communities. Using case studies, this paper will explore the various types of social risks and opportunities associated with water and mineral resource development and identify key learnings relating to the management of these issues.
Subjects E1
370105 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
771002 Land and water management
Q-Index Code E1

 
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