Latin American Conference on Compatible Mining: Protecting Vulnerable Populations and the Surrounding Environment

San Luis Potosí, México

September 8, 2014

The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) together with the Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences and the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí  organized the “Latin American Conference on Compatible Mining: Protecting Vulnerable Populations and the Surrounding Environment.” The event was held in San Luis Potosí, México on September 8-10, 2014.

Goal:

The main aim of this multi-stakeholder conference was to assemble an international group of experts, government officials, non-governmental organizations, and community and industry leaders to discuss how to implement compatible mining appropriate to the needs and perspectives of vulnerable populations and the surrounding environment. The three-day conference brought professionals from the USA and Latin America together to create the proposed international working group.

The conference is envisioned as the first in a series of three meetings in Latin America to establish, organize and sustain a Latin-American working group for compatible mining. The proposed conference outcome is a long-term vision for a permanent regional hub supporting sustainable mining. The hub will become a model that can be replicated around the world.

Learn More:

Click here to read a highlight of the event.

Click here to read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor.

Agenda:

Click here for a PDF of the agenda.

Thank you to our sponsors:

National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences / Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí / University of Arizona Superfund Research Program / Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources / Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining