The initial remark is that rehabilitation is in fact part of mitigation, and innovation should also be included in the themes title, as it is interlinked and crucial to mitigation.
The group cautioned that however we imagine or understand communities, there will still be divisions within that. Thus, we need to pay attention to a range of socio-economic demographics…
Regarding the issue of policies and laws on the management of mine dust, it is important to note that we are not in a situation where these issues exist in a policy and legal vacuum…
For the discussion about exactly what monitoring and measuring entails one needs to investigate purpose – Why do we monitor and measure and What is the end goal?
Firstly, different impacts should be identified, characterised and quantified, such as the impacts to humans (health), environments and animals
Research Themes of Interest:
Exposure and health effects
Monitoring and measurement
Policy and law
Community awareness and education
Mitigation and rehabilitation