Ocean Governance and Geological Resources
This programme encourages innovative thinking about how marine resources are used and managed in Africa and the Pacific.
Mining Tailings Storage: Safety is no accident, was prompted by tailings dams disasters and rising global concerns about the safety, management and impacts of storing and managing large volumes of mine tailings.
The increasing number and size of tailings dams around the globe magnifies the potential environmental, social and economic cost of catastrophic failure impact and the risks and costs of perpetual management. These risks present a challenge for this generation, and if not addressed now, a debt we will leave to future generations.
Author: Charles Roche, Kristina Thygesen, Elaine Baker
Publisher: UN Environment, GRID-Arendal
Year of publication: 2017