Authors: Dow Baker, C; Curry, S


DOI https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1152_80_DowBaker

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Dow Baker, C & Curry, S 2011, 'Leaving a legacy – global results and lessons learned', in AB Fourie, M Tibbett & A Beersing (eds), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Mine Closure, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 119-128, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_rep/1152_80_DowBaker

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Abstract:
The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is a Canadian NGO formed in October 2001. Its mission is to provide technical training and consulting, and to act as centre of expertise in water and sanitation for the poor in developing countries. These professional services act as a catalyst for community organisations to initiate and sustainably operate water and sanitation programmes. Funding from corporations has been a major source of revenue for CAWST. This paper will discuss the recommendations by CAWST to mining companies on how best to leave a legacy after the mine has closed. This is based on CAWST’s community development experience, its activities and outcomes derived from corporate funding and the successes and the challenges experienced as a result of CAWST’s corporate partnerships.

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