Assessing the spatial relationships between mining and land degradation: evidence from Ghana
MetadataShow full item record
© 2016. Informa UK Limited. The relationships between mining and land degradation, their potential socioeconomic impacts and extents were quantified and analysed in this study. A case study was conducted in the Upper West, which is an emerging mining region in Ghana. Land cover, socio-economic and monthly rainfall data were used in GIS. Mining-induced land degradation indices range from 0.02 to 0.80. The Fournier co-efficient model was used to obtain erosivity indices between 42 and 84 mm, bringing mining concessions into severe erosivity zones. The results of this study will facilitate a concerted effort by governments and companies to prioritise sustainable mining and rural development.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Sonter, L.; Moran, Christopher; Barrett, D.; Soares-Filho, B. (2014)© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Mining regions undergo abrupt and extensive land use change, the impacts of which pose management challenges for mining companies and regulatory agencies. In this study we ...
Developing completion criteria for rehabilitation areas on arid and semi-arid mine sites in Western AustraliaBrearley, Darren (2003)Continued expansion of the gold and nickel mining industry in Western Australia during recent years has led to disturbance of larger areas and the generation of increasing volumes of waste rock. Mine operators are obligated ...
Morrison- Saunders, A.; Pope, Jennifer (2013)Social responsibility should be embedded into all phases of the mining project cycle. This paper presents an account of recent policy and legislation for mine closure planning in Western Australia focusing on how social ...