Adapting to climate risks and extreme weather: A guide for mining and minerals industry professionals
This Guide is aimed at assisting a wide range of mining and mineral industry professionals to incorporate planning and management of extreme weather events and climate change impacts into pre-development, development and construction, mining and processing operations and post-mining phases. A number of case studies used throughout the guide also illustrate the way forward-thinking operations have tackled dramatically changing climatic conditions. Each section of the guide outlines a range of direct and indirect impacts from a different type of extreme weather, and provides a starting point for identifying potential risks and adaptation options that can be applied in different situations. The 'impacts' and 'adaptation' sections of the Report provide guidance on putting the key steps into practice, by detailing specific case examples of leading practice and how a risk management approach can be linked to adaptive planning. The Guide should be read in conjunction with the Final Report (Mason & Giurco, 2013) which describes the research process for developing the guide, and reflects on challenges and lessons for adaptation research from the project.
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