Too little, too much or too dirty...

In a country prone to devastating cyclones and floods like Mozambique - as demontrated recently by Cyclone Idai - it is imperative that mine planning and design considers these vagaries of nature.

According to Ismail Mohamed, partner, principal scientist and hydrogeologist at SRK Consulting, the relatively dry interior of the country will also pose water challengers of its own for mining projects.

"Generally, managing water systems in mining  - including groundwater - presents one of three problems: too little, too much or too dirty, " said Mohamed.

 

Authors: Ismail Mohamed | Partner and Principal Scientist (Hydrogeologist)

SRK Africa