The Dialogue’s annual project measures and reports mining industry water use and reuse in the context of the Hunter River and other water users. The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has implemented the Minerals Council of Australia’s (MCA) Water Accounting Framework to enable the Dialogue to quantify the water used by mining operations in the contextLearn more Water Accounting Framework
The Dialogue is supporting industry studies which demonstrates that rehabilitated mine land can support long-term sustainable and profitable cattle grazing in the Upper Hunter. An Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue trial of grazing beef cattle on rehabilitated mining land showed rehabilitated mined lands can be used as commercially-productive pasture after mining has ended. The Upper HunterLearn more Cattle Grazing Studies
All Upper Hunter mining operations are progressively rehabilitating land disturbed by mining to provide temporary or final cover to minimise land or quality impacts. Acknowledging increasing community concern about a lack of transparent information about mine rehabilitation, the Dialogue established a project to improve transparency of awareness of the progressive rehabilitation by collating and reportingLearn more Rehabilitation Principles and Commitments
The Dialogue has analysed data to determine how air quality in the Upper Hunter has changed and how the changes compare with other locations.