Mine Water

Author(s): 
Victor Muñoz Saavedra, Tia Shapka-Fels, Maritz Rykaart
Category: 
Water Management

During the last several decades, global climate change (GCC) has emerged as a key driver of environmental processes. At the same time, statistical analyses within hydrology assumes local climate is constant and can be directly understood from historical records. To meet the challenge of Read more... about Integrating Climate Change into Water Management Design

Author(s): 
Stephen Day, Tom Sharp
Category: 
Water Management

Awareness of the effects of mining on water quality has existed for several centuries but the need for management measures and consideration of the associated costs to address potentially unacceptable water quality effects has increased in modern times. This has arisen from improved Read more... about Mine Water Liability: Evaluating the Risks and Potential Costs

Author(s): 
David Hoekstra, Stephen Northey, Maureen Upton, Patrick Williamson
Category: 
Water Management, Environmental/Social
 
Freshwater scarcity is a growing problem globally. Addressing the challenges of water scarcity and changing distributions of water use requires the ability to measure water performance across a range of industries, including mining. Water footprinting represents a standardized
Author(s): 
Todd Hamilton
Category: 
Water Management

Mining throughout the world has entered a new phase.  Larger mines, higher production rates and mining significantly below the water table have dramatically increased the importance of groundwater management.  Deposits once passed over due to groundwater concerns are now being brought into Read more... about The True Cost of Groundwater

Author(s): 
Rob Bowell, B Rees, Keith Williams
Category: 
Water Management

During active mining and post closure, the control of water requires prudent site management to firstly minimise the generation of minewater and secondly to treat where necessary. In order to reduce associated treatment costs in the long term, artificial wetlands have gained acceptance, Read more... about Passive Treatment: A Walk Away Solution?

Author(s): 
Ben Rees, Rob Bowell, Matt Dey, Keith Williams
Category: 
Water Management

Unlike net alkaline minewater that can in certain cases be readily treated in aerobic wetlands, net acid minewater requires distinct treatment. Treatment can potentially be achieved using a Successive Alkalinity Producing System (SAPS) which comprises passing the minewater vertically through a Read more... about Performance of a Successive Alkalinity Producing System (SAPS)

Author(s): 
Jim Griffiths, Richard Connelly, William Harding
Category: 
Water Management

An evaluation of the surface water and groundwater systems for an existing or proposed mining project is important for almost all mines. There is either too much, too little or there are issues of managing water
quality either on the mine site or for discharge during operation and after Read more... about The importance of a good Mine Water Balance and the benefit of early data collection

Author(s): 
Rob Bowell, Matthew Dey, William Harding, Houcyne El Idrysy, Tony Rex
Category: 
Water Management

Specialists from SRK Consulting’s water resources division explain how careful planning with respect to water supply and disposal can play a vital role in the outcome of a mine. Read more... about Making the Most of Mine Water

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