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10th Dialogue on Water – Governing water sustainably in mining and post-mining landscapes (online)

October 8 - October 9

On 8 – 9 October 2020, a digital event, jointly hosted by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) will look at the potential mining offers regarding rare employment opportunities in rural areas and, arguably, boosting national economies. However, mining also carries vast social and environmental risks, many of them related to water contamination and worsening water scarcity. How risks and benefits of mining and mining-related water use are allocated touches on issues of social equity, public health, good governance and environmental integrity.

The event will address the following questions:

  • Which procedures and governance arrangements exist to mitigate adverse impacts?
  • How can a balanced and equitable consideration of diverging interests and priorities be ensured and what happens when such consideration does not take place?
  • How do communities perceive and react to mining operations?
  • How does the influence of power and private interests manifest in mining and water governance and how can this be mitigated?
  • And what is the role of development cooperation in these regards?

In the upcoming weeks, you will find more information on this event here.