Evaluating Water Management Practice for Sustainable Mining

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Zhang, Xiangfeng ; Gao, Lei ; Barrett, Damian ; Chen, Yun (2014)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Water (issn: 2073-4441)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/w6020414
  • Subject: analytic hierarchy process (AHP) | Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes | sustainable mining | TD201-500 | mine water management | decision-making | TC1-978 | multi-criteria evaluation | Hydraulic engineering | fuzzy TOPSIS | sustainability

To move towards sustainable development, the mining industry needs to identify better mine water management practices for reducing raw water use, increasing water use efficiency, and eliminating environmental impacts in a precondition of securing mining production. Howe... View more
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