The Water in Mining Global Summit showcases the latest strategy and innovation related to water management in mining, bringing mining companies, government, regulators, indigenous communities, leading associations and the supply chain together to enhance the way the industry manages, reuses and recycles water for environmental benefit.

The 2024 edition saw a fantastic line-up of speakers including senior experts from: BHP, Newmont, Freeport McMoRan, Agnico Eagle, Government of the Northwest Territories, ICMM, Hudbay Minerals, Boliden, Moose Cree First Nations, Ministry of Environment, WWF, CDP, Skeena Resources, Alamos Gold and more.

The VIP audience had the opportunity to interact throughout the day, commenting on the presentations, contributing to problem-solving and sharing their own experiences. Regulators and policymakers attended, giving delegates an opportunity to influence at the highest level.

Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor at
the University of British Columbia

“The summit offers a unique opportunity for 160 global company, government, academic and civil society representatives to exchange leading practices in advancing the mining sector’s use and management of water resources. Last year we heard that water and ESG continues to be top-of-mind among mining investors, and that companies should be prepared for increased scrutiny in this area. To avoid greenwashing, it is important for senior management to support their teams with adequate internal resources to deliver on targets set”

Read Nadja's full 2023 Chair feedback

“The conference showcases excellent examples of how companies around the globe, from Brazil to Australia and beyond, are already investing in a culture of innovation that empowers their people to be part of the solution”

Read Eduardo's full 2023 Chair feedback

Eduardo Marquez, PhD Candidate in Mine Closure Geochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan

The 2024 Water in Mining Global Summit assisted the sector in tackling their greatest challenges, with topics on the agenda including:

  • Managing rapid changes in the regulatory space
  • Investment and innovation on the path to a green transition
  • Transforming treatment
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Trust, engagement and effective partnerships
  • Pathways, opportunities and deal-breakers for indigenous communities
  • Mine closure and legacy mines
  • Water efficiency and integrated planning
  • Data and technology innovation