New article on water policy and mining released

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The article “Water policy and mining: Mainstreaming international guidelines and certification schemes”, recently published in the journal “Environmental Science & Policy”, presents new research results from the STEER joint project.

In their paper, the authors tackle the correlation between mining as a notoriously water-intensive economic activity and various non-economic aspects of water. They investigate how different dimensions of water – water as a public health concern, as an essential prerequisite for producing livelihoods, and as an element of cultural and spiritual importance – are considered in international guidelines and certification schemes for the extractive industries.

Further information and be found here and the complete paper is available for download here.