Water Stewardship

The Water Stewardship protocol was developed by experts from across the industry to measure water governance, operational water management, catchment-level planning and water performance and reporting at the mine-site level.

The Water Stewardship Protocol guides the development of water stewardship practices in a manner that will go beyond legal compliance. To achieve good performance, a facility must demonstrate that commitments and accountabilities related to water stewardship are in place and that water-related plans and management systems are implemented.  Key management systems include preparation of a water balance, a water monitoring program, and response and contingency plans for water-related risks and incidents.

Protocol and Checklist


Useful references to support implementation of this protocol include: