Integrated sustainable water management in mining for development in the Philippines

Bansuan, A. M., Goater, S. E., Danoucaras, A. N. and Hearne, D. (2012). Integrated sustainable water management in mining for development in the Philippines. In: International Mine Management Conference 2012 Proceedings. International Mine Management Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia, (205-226). 20-21 November 2012.

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Author Bansuan, A. M.
Goater, S. E.
Danoucaras, A. N.
Hearne, D.
Title of paper Integrated sustainable water management in mining for development in the Philippines
Conference name International Mine Management Conference 2012
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 20-21 November 2012
Proceedings title International Mine Management Conference 2012 Proceedings
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher AusIMM: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921522758
Start page 205
End page 226
Total pages 22
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary It is globally recognised that existing and emerging mining activities should be conducted in a ‘sustainable’ manner for the entire life of mine. Many companies annually publish corporate sustainability reports to demonstrate their actions in accordance with international expectations. This concept of sustainable mining practices also applies to mine water management, with infl uences often extending beyond site operations, affecting surrounding catchments and community users. This paper explores differences in conceptual and operational terms of ‘sustainable’ mine water management within the Philippines. Outcomes of a review of corporate sustainability reports, governance documentation, research programs, and stakeholder knowledge acquired through action-research workshops are presented. The paper aims to inform and support future capacity building exercises delivered by the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), with outcomes tailored to government offi cials and policy makers of developing countries. The project is funded by IM4DC, which is working with AusAID to identify needs and develop capacity with regard to mining for development; specifi cally, issues pertaining to governance and regulation, social and environmental sustainability, and operational effectiveness in developing countries.
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