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Water-Energy-Food Security in the Context of Mining

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Water, energy and food (WEF) security constitute critical components of human well-being and include aspects of supply, demand and access to these three necessary components.

IISD has developed a WEF framework for agricultural watersheds and proposed adapting it for mining, watersheds and other contexts.

As part of this project, IISD explored the implementation of this framework in Suriname, and used inputs and workshops to develop the WEFsat-Mining tool to assess WEF security, explore the related implications of mining development and, finally, provide insights for decisions to consider the social, economic and environmental drivers of these interlinked securities.

  • Paper
    Water-Energy-Food Security and Mining in Suriname: A project overview

    Water-Energy-Food Security and Mining in Suriname: A project overview

    Water, energy and food security constitutes critical components of human well-being and includes aspects of supply, demand and access to all three.  Read More
  • Paper
    Water-Energy-Food Resource Book for Mining

    Water-Energy-Food Resource Book for Mining

    This manual briefly explains IISD’s water-energy and food security framework. Read More
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    WEFsat-Mining Tool User-Guidance Manual: Water, energy and food security analysis tool for mining

    WEFsat-Mining Tool User-Guidance Manual: Water, energy and food security analysis tool for mining

    Water, energy and food (WEF) security are interlinked and co-dependent components of security and ranked by the World Economic forum as a key global Read More
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    Water-Energy-Food Security: What are the potential contributions of the mining industry?

    Water-Energy-Food Security: What are the potential contributions of the mining industry?

    On the event of the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), the IISD Read More