Miners face stricter water protection standards

New nutrient criteria will alter how mines manage water discharge, writes Jon Dinges of Black & Veatch

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In 2015, a phosphate mine partnered with the Suwannee River Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to launch the Eagle Lake/Upper Suwannee River Springs Enhancement project

Recent water shortages from California to Cape Town have highlighted how quickly water is becoming the most valuable resource on our planet, and the mining community is learning to adapt. Facing new water challenges, governments and commercial entities are working to protect the long-term viability of this precious resource across the globe.

As governments continue to tighten water d...