Identification of water and energy synergy and trade-off potentials in the Peruvian mining industry  

The project builds upon the framework published by CWiMI to identify whether a water management option provides synergy or trade-off potential between water and energy targets. The current study will advance the existing framework in a new context (Peru) through developing a joint framework for accounting energy and water in a coupled manner and testing its relevance for evaluating early stage mining projects (not yet constructed) and adopting a regional-scale analysis. Research to be conducted will address the following questions:

Which leading practice frameworks exist for jointly assessing and accounting for water and energy impacts and consumption in a mine water system?

How is the Peruvian mining industry standing relative to other nations with respect to sustainability?

Funding

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Supervisor

Professor Neil McIntyre