In the heart of the pristine James Bay lowlands, at the tip of Hudson Bay in northern Ontario, De Beers Victor Mine is highlighting the importance of dewatering and supplementation for aquatic habitats, as part of the mine closure process.
De Beers Group is devoted to the successful rehabilitation of the open pit mine. Due to concerns around the potential impact on local communities by lowering the local water table around the mine via the pit dewatering program, De Beers committed to supplementing streams and rivers around the mine, from the start of diamond excavation, as part of the environmental assessment process.
Clear articulation of the commitment to sustainable rehabilitation practices is a key priority for De Beers Group. This visualization clearly demonstrates the requirement and purpose of local river and stream supplementation within the operational and active closure periods, ensuring that the now completed mining activities will not have an impact on the traditional lands of the local First Nations communities.
This video helped share the complex water management systems implemented since the start of the project in a clear and simple way in English and the regional Indigenous Cree language, so that diverse audiences can understand, irrespective of their technical knowledge.