Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship

Water is one of our most important sustainability issues. Learn how we work to manage water responsibly, including protecting water quality, collaborating with communities on fair use of water, and improving our water use efficiency.

Learn more about Teck's water stewardship.

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Innovation at Work – New Blasting Practices to Protect Water Quality
As part of our commitment to improving water quality in BC’s Elk Valley region, a number of research projects are underway to prevent nitrate from entering the environment. One source of nitrates is from explosives that interact with water during the blasting process. When this occurs nitrates can leach out of blastholes and enter the natural environment. To stop this from occurring...
Jun 28, 2019 10:30 AM ET
Finding the Right Microbe: Teck, Genome BC and UBC Partner to Improve Water Quality
Microscopic organisms, or microbes, live in almost every habitat on earth, from arid deserts to arctic tundra to the deep sea. Microbes, which include bacteria and some plants, play an important role in human health and culture, from fermenting food, to producing fuel, and treating water to remove contaminants. Because microbes are extremely diverse, the challenge in harnessing their...
Mar 28, 2019 9:10 AM ET
Cómo Teck está promoviendo la conversación sobre la gestión del agua en la industria minera
Nuestro enfoque de la gestión del agua se basa en tres elementos clave: proteger la calidad del agua, mejorar la eficiencia en el uso del agua y participar de forma colaborativa en nuestras cuencas. Creando Agua Dulce en el Desierto de Atacama de Chile La planta de desalinización de nuestro proyecto Quebrada Blanca Fase 2 será el primer uso a gran escala...
Mar 22, 2019 3:10 PM ET
How Teck Is Advancing the Conversation About Water Stewardship in the Mining Industry
Our approach to water stewardship is based on three key elements: protecting water quality, improving water use efficiency and engaging collaboratively within our watersheds. Check out some of the projects our team is working on to make water stewardship a top priority.  Creating Fresh Water in...
Mar 22, 2019 3:10 PM ET
Going Natural: Applying Innovative Solutions to Improve Water Quality
Teck’s research into water quality management has reached a major breakthrough with the successful development of an in-situ method to remove selenium and nitrate from mine-impacted water.  The Saturated Rock Fill (SRF) facility built at Teck’s Elkview Operations can treat up to 10 million liters per day using naturally-occurring biological processes. How it works...
Dec 27, 2018 12:00 PM ET