Environmental & Social Services 2019

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Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Jane Joughin , Corporate Consultant Industry is continually adapting to new environmental, social and governance (ESG) legislation and the evolving international paradigm on sustainable development, first captured by the 1992 Rio Declaration and now represented by...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Alice Davies , Senior Consultant Habitat loss in the Republic of Congo (Congo) from subsistence agriculture, logging and charcoal making has led to a decline in biodiversity of tropical rainforests. Add the challenges of a growing...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Manuela de la Peña , Senior Consultant Relocating people or communities is generally related to an involuntary resettlement process, which implies a displacement that is physical (relocation or loss of housing), economic (loss of assets and/or...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Cathryn MacCallum , Principal Social Scientist To maximise the benefits of mineral resource exploitation, most resource rich countries have local content legislation in place. Benefits can come in a variety of ways from increasing employment levels,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Darryll Kilian , Partner and Principal Consultant Natasha Anamuthoo , Senior Environmental Scientist SRK developed an environmental and social management framework (ESMF) for the Southern African power pool (SAPP). The framework will facilitate the screening of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Sharon Jones , Associate Partner and Principal Environmental Consultant Chris Dalgliesh , Director, Partner, and Principal Environmental Consultant Not that long ago, environmental consulting focused exclusively on the biophysical environment: air quality, water and biodiversity. But...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Jane Joughin , Corporate Consultant John Merry , Principal Consultant Mine waste management must be at the forefront of mine planning in Europe – particularly in the UK, EU member states and countries undergoing accession to...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Andrew Garvie , Principal Consultant (Geochemistry) The Leigh Creek coal mine, located approximately 500 km north of Adelaide in South Australia, operated between 1944 and 2015. The coal at Leigh Creek mine is a low rank,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Maria Inés Vidal , Principal Environmental Consultant When conducting due diligence “materiality” always matters. In essence, materiality refers to what is really important or has great consequences. However, what can be considered material in environmental and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Thiago Toussaint , Environmental Engineer At the end of 2015, Brazil witnessed the rupture of the Samarco Fundão dam. The largest monitoring and recovery program in the country’s history was implemented to address the unprecedented environmental...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Chris O’Brien , Environmentalist and Senior Consultant Unprecedented. The word has become overused when talking about climate. Unprecedented heatwaves, droughts, windspeeds and storm forces, and now it can describe political action. With 195 signatures on the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Ekaterina Marakanova , Senior Environmental Consultant Countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union have environmental legislation with distinct interpretations of environmental management principles compared to the rest of the world. An example is the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Franciska Lake , Partner and Principal Environmental Scientist Beth Candy , Principal Environmental Scientist Recently, African countries have begun strengthening the legal requirements for environmental and social compliance, including environmental impact ssessment (EIA) provisions. They focus...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Tony Rex , Geologist and Hydrogeologist Water resources are a critical component of mine environmental and social impact assessment. While project-specific issues vary, broad agenda items typically include water security, impact on resources (in quantity and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Philippa Burmeister , Principal Environmental Scientist Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) refers to a systematic assessment of the environmental implications of policies, plans or programs. Determining the impact policy decisions or alternatives, would seem common sense. SRK...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Vassie Maharaj , Partner and Director Darryll Kilian , Partner and Principal Environmental Consultant SRK finds many mines focus on meeting the minimum requirements of national legislation but struggle to comply with permit conditions, rather than...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Nicholas Cristi , Civil Engineering Consultant When historically under-regulated tailings facilities (by today’s standards) can be reprocessed to extract residual minerals and then re-built to today’s modern codes, following international best practices, the value to the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Omar Felix , Environmental Engineering Consultant Lead isotope ratios were determined in atmospheric aerosol collected at two field locations in Arizona. The lead isotopic ratios found in the fine particles at the Hayden site are similar...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Jessica Edwards , Senior Social Consultant and Public Participation Practitioner The rapid expansion of various industries, in particular mining, in the West African country of Guinea has led to an increase in resettlement projects. However, without...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Andrew Caddick , Senior Environmental Scientist In South Africa, if mining projects are located on traditionally owned land and/or the mining companies are partially owned by the traditional authority, it is imperative that communication between the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Adel Malebana , Senior Social Consultant With continuing job losses and deteriorating profitability in mines, the potential for conflict between mines and communities increases. Communities and stakeholders expect the mine to provide sheltered employment and benefits...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Rebecca Getty , Environmental Management professional Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and mine closure planning became formally integrated in Western Australia in 2011 when amendments to the Mining Act 1978 necessitated a mine closure plan to be...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Sue Reuther , Principal Environmental Consultant Matthew Law , Principal Environmental Economist and Management Consultant Chris Dalgliesh , Principal Environmental Scientist All projects and policies have a financial impact by creating wealth at the household or...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Fiona Cessford , Corporate Consultant Regulators are not omnipotent! Many of the mining operations SRK visits are focused solely on confirming compliance with regulatory requirements. For example, statements from audited operational sites in Europe and central...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Ashleigh Maritz , Senior Environmental Scientist Uganda has enjoyed an exponential socio-economic transformation over the past two decades due to political stability and support from developing partners and the Ugandan people. Rapid economic growth has, however,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Mark Liskowich , Environmental Manager Many companies miss out on significant benefits to their projects by not developing and implementing a stakeholder engagement management plan early enough in their project’s evolution. With the exception of consultations...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 59 : Environmental & Social Services Alexandra Bailey , Staff Consultant and Environmental Geochemist Mine tailings are fine-grained and usually have high concentrations of metals and metalloids, making tailings storage facilities reservoirs of contaminant-bearing dust-sized material. Although there is a general understanding...
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