Mining throughout the Americas region presents a variety of challenges to water accessibility, from extreme scarcity to an abundance in assets. Mining companies have increased pressure to responsibly, ethically and sustainably manage their water use to ensure the longevity of their operations and appease surrounding communities and the environment.

In addition, climate change is putting strain on the water balance, driving a need for industry collaboration to reveal new approaches to water management and stewardship. Water management is integral for mining success and for building a sustainable business. Mining companies face a mixture of challenges in the Americas region including water scarcity, drought and managing an abundance of water. A surge in innovation and technology is helping to manage water and change traditional approaches to the way water is used in mining but the industry needs to go further.

The Water in Mining: The Americas 2021 virtual conference will bring together the whole region to debate varying solutions, unearth innovative water management methods and discover new technologies to drive efficiency and sustainability. As water becomes an increasingly wider business strategy issue, the industry needs to come together now more than ever to learn and promote a sustainable water management strategy.

Nowhere else will you meet a higher concentration of senior influencers who are shaping the future of water in mining. Join us to weigh in on the debate and to explore the innovative treatment processes that keep costs low and benefit the natural environment.

Join us on 2 & 3 December 2021 to make key business contacts, learn from influential leaders and take away key actions to implement in your business. Be part of the leader’s forum paving the way for the future of water management.

I look forward to welcoming you digitally in December for two days of compelling content, an unrivalled opportunity for networking and regional knowledge exchange to help advance the industry.

Charity Woodruff
Senior Conference Producer
Water in Mining: The Americas

“Water is one of the greatest constraints to new supply of mined products across the industry”

Mark Cutifani, Chief executive, Anglo American

“Water is expensive. By some estimates, water-related infrastructure now accounts for approximately 10% of the industry’s capital expenses.”

IFC & ICMM Water in the Mining Sector report

“We all have a stake in effective water stewardship – to use water in a more equitable, sustainable and beneficial way.”

Andrew Mackenzie, Chief executive officer, BHP Billiton
BHP Water Report 2018

“Investors say to us: ‘don’t talk to us about returns’; they want to know how we’re managing water”

Nick Holland, Chief executive officer, Gold Fields