It is important that industries' water interactions respect the human right to water. Historically, within the mining industry there has been a disconnect between the management of sites' internal water interactions and the consequences of their external impacts, including human rights impacts. This work presents the Social Water Assessment Protocol (SWAP), a scoping tool consisting of a set of questions organised into taxonomic themes that capture a site's social water context and that can be combined with the WAF to better connect human rights with mine water interactions.

Publisher: IAIA 2013 Conference Proceedings


Woodley, A. & Collins, N. (2013) Using the SWAP to Connect Water, Human Rights and Mining. Conference Paper, CWiMi and CSRM, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland: Brisbane, Australia.

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Using SWAP to connect water, human rights and mining

Using SWAP to connect water, human rights and mining