Sustainable use of natural resources

The use of natural resources has increased in Finland, and there is pressure to use even more of them in the future. Increasing use of natural resources also increases the risk of harmful environmental impacts. This applies to both renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Finland has a substantial supply of natural resources, such as vast expanses of forest and ample opportunities for mining.

Making use of natural resources is a huge opportunity for Finland, but taking advantage of this opportunity requires that natural resources are used in an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable manner. Among issues that need to be examined are emissions, effects on climate, economic value added and impacts on employment and regional economy. Reliable evaluation and monitoring of impacts requires investment in research and development.

New operative system for managing the water balance of mines 2016-06-14
A new tool has been developed for predicting and managing the water balance of mines, which can be used to calculate the water balances of a mining area and produce forecasts to support mining operations. The tool allows mining operators to prepare for changes in water quantities and floods and ensure the adequacy of the water supply. In addition to this, the system provides information for regulating lake basins. The tool was designed as part of the recently concluded WaterSmart project.
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Published 2013-12-17 at 10:35, updated 2013-12-13 at 12:13