Balancing resource development with environmental and social impacts
The material demands of a growing world population continue to increase the demand for mineral resources, energy and water, at the same time expanding the environmental footprint of mining and processing operations.
There are a many social, productivity and environmental challenges facing the resources sector in Australia and across the world.
Technology, research and governance is needed to ensure that mineral resources are developed responsibly to meet demand for future generations.
Solutions to minimise impact and maximise benefits
We have taken significant steps in helping Australia to understand these mineral resource challenges and to find solutions, technologies and other ways of addressing them.
By applying our strengths in process science and engineering, and mathematical, environmental and social sciences we are helping Australia to shape its future and be a global leader in the stewardship of mineral resources.