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H2O insight is vital resource

Too many project owners are leaving critical water investigations until too late in their economic study progression, says a veteran mining hydrogeologist. Brian Luinstra says waiting to tick a regulatory box instead of starting water resource optimisation work early can be costly in the long run.

Staff reporter

Future Of Mining > Sustainability

H2O insight is vital resource

Too many project owners are leaving critical water investigations until too late in their economic study progression, says a veteran mining hydrogeologist. Brian Luinstra says waiting to tick a regulatory box instead of starting water resource optimisation work early can be costly in the long run.

Staff reporter

H2O insight is vital resource

SRK Australia's Perth-based principal consultant (hydrogeology), Luinstra says groundwater challenges are common. At least a quarter of mining projects in Australia encounter problems.