Sharon Singh is featured in Canadian Lawyer to discuss the increasing focus governments have put on water security and water management, and how this focus will change ESG standards in the mining industry.
Sharon says there have always been water-related issues within the mining industry and that issues don’t only arise in locations where water is scarce but in regions like Canada where water is seen as abundant. She says the discussion around water management has shifted. “There has always been the idea, at least somewhere in the background, that we must treat water carefully, as it is a public good. What we see more of these days is a public policy discussion on water management and whether certain projects be built or allowed to continue, how to develop a water management plan, and realistically assess what level of discharges into the water system are acceptable from an environmental perspective.”
The full article can be found on the Canadian Lawyer website.