IWRA Webinar – N°6

Water Governance and Mining



11 October 2016

Mining represents untold wealth for people, communities, and nations around the world, but also plays a potentially dangerous and destructive role for water resources. This webinar panel focused its debate on the specific areas of inadequate hydrological, ecological and social research and the reluctance to truly empower local communities and non-governmental groups.

The webinar was moderated by, Scott McKenzie (University of British Columbia, Canada) and distinguished panelists; Prof. Anthony Turton (University of Free State of South Africa), Milgros Sosa Landeo (Wageningen University, The Netherlands), Prof. Guido Wyseure (KU Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Marie Claire Brisbois (University of Waterloo, Canada).


This webinar was based on special issue of Water International (Vol.41 Issue. 3).

This special issue was also the subject of an IWRA policy brief, available here.


Water Governance and Mining


Please download the presentations below:

• Lessons from Yanacocha: assessing mining impacts on hydrological systems and water distribution in the Cajamarca region, Peru.

• Untying the Gordian Knot in the South African Goldfields

• Conflict resolution strategies in water disputes between communities and mining companies in Peru

• Collaborating With Power: Extractive Industry Involvement in Collaborative Water Governance in Canada

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