Ensuring dry mines in the Copperbelt

Water management is critical for mine operations in the African Copperbelt

The Central African Copperbelt is the largest copper-cobalt resource in the world. Ore is extracted in dozens of mines spread across Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Many of these mines have significant water challenges due to the high rainfall and the porous nature of the host ore bodies. DHI has been working in DR Congo for several years developing hydrology and dewatering models to support mine operations in this challenging part of the world.