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  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:42 AM

    Supporting biodiversity through innovation

    BHP undertakes long-term biodiversity assessments prior to new operations. One of the inputs into the regulatory approvals to develop the South Flank Mine at Western Australia Iron Ore was a comprehensive Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that considered our Pilbara footprint for the next 50 to 100 years.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:30 AM

    Reducing reliance on groundwater at Escondida

    The Escondida copper mine is located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, one of the driest deserts on the planet. Escondida is the largest copper mine (by production) in the world. It produces over a million tonnes of copper per year, employs more than 3,500 workers and is one of the biggest private single taxpayers in the Chilean economy.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:25 AM

    River Health Partnerships in Queensland, Australia

    Understanding how human activity, ecosystems and water interact at a catchment-wide level is vital to managing water quality. For more than a decade, Queensland Coal (BMA and BMC) has collaborated on initiatives to better identify and model catchment-level impacts on water quality from existing or proposed activities.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:20 AM

    Martulu-Palyalu Project

    Martu country is an area spanning 13.6 million hectares in the Western Desert in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Martu culture is one of the world’s oldest

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:15 AM

    Managing excess water in the Pilbara

    BHP has extensive iron ore operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The region is underpinned by aquifers of groundwater that support local ecosystems and have important spiritual and cultural significance for Indigenous communities.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:10 AM

    Long-term water quality management

    In British Columbia, Canada, the Island Copper site has demonstrated innovative design in treating acidic drainage to reclaim disturbed lands.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:05 AM

    Increasing water pressure in the Great Artesian Basin

    Water use by Olympic Dam in South Australia has the potential to impact the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) springs and neighbouring pastoral properties.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:00 AM

    Closure and water management at Beenup

    In Western Australia, the closure and rehabilitation of the former Beenup Titanium Minerals Project has focused on protecting the water quality of downstream river systems.

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