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Water in Mining Summit – Perth 2014

December 18, 2014

Duncan

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Jeff Jolly (AQ2) was invited to chair the second day of presentations and discussion at The Water in Mining Summit, held in Perth 16-18 September 2014. He has provided a summary of the event.

Background

Mining plays a major role in water use in WA (36% of all water is used by mining companies and 56% of all groundwater used is in mining) and interest in the Summit was good, with about 80 attendees from mining companies (BHPB, Newmont, Rio, Roy Hill, MMG, Anglogold Ashanti and Cameco), government departments (Department of Water WA, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection QLD, Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO) and a number of consulting groups. Read more