Currently viewing Global edition

Water as a person concept growing

Water is an increasingly important consideration for mining projects and one which goes beyond merely physically having enough of it that the various mining and beneficiation processes require. In many parts of the world, water is increasingly an emotive flash point for communities, particularly First Nation or indigenous communities for whom water holds a spiritual significance, and bearing in mind that the United Nations has established that access to water is established as a human right. And of course, climate chance is exacerbating tensions in some regions.

Water as a person concept growing Water as a person concept growing Water as a person concept growing Water as a person concept growing Water as a person concept growing

Water acquiring personhood?

Regulations surrounding water access and usage are increasing and getting tougher, as well as the concept of personhood appearing on the horizon in some jurisdictions, as referenced by Sharon Singh,