US mining impacted by water shortages
From droughts to floods – sector improving water stewardship Metal Tech News – September 20, 2023
Last updated 9/27/2023 at 2:23am
Mining – especially regarding copper, lithium, and other critical minerals – is one of the most water-intensive industries, and the sector is facing increased operational risks, including community competition for supply.
With rising scarcity, industrial utilization of water is typically the first to be constrained, as with the shutdown of aluminum processing in São Paulo, Brazil, during...