Sustainable resource use - Roșia Montană Project
In addition to soil, water and air which support life on the planet, natural resources are the raw materials needed for human activities The careful management of these resources is one of the objectives and fundamentals of sustainable development. Thus, our objective is to focus on the efficient use of natural resources, while minimising the impact on the environment and human health.
Sustainable Soil Use. Soil management has an impact on the other natural resources, such as water, plants, animals and nutrients, and its improper use may affect the ecosystems and the surrounding human populations. Therefore, the proper use of soil is a crucial requirement for sustainability, and requires the maintenance of soil quantity and productivity both for us and for the future generations.
Sustainable Water Use. Water is a crucial element for every aspect of life. Sustainable water management should ensure proper water reserves, in terms of quantity and quality, as required for our welfare and that of the ecosystems. Our priorities with regards to the water from Rosia Montana include: cleaning up of historical contamination, recycling and efficient use of water to maintain ecological flow rates, erosion and spill control and ongoing monitoring.
Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems and NaturalEnvironment (biodiversity). The impact on biodiversity will be different in the construction, exploitation and project closure phases. Therefore, our ecological restoration and rehabilitation efforts will reflect these phases and will focus on:
- Establishment of a network of protected areas to ensure the conservation of priority habitats;
- Establishment of a network of vegetal corridors within and between the protected areas, so as to allow for the migration of species;
- Planting of native species along the degraded river banks and other water courses, which should provide reproduction and migration corridors for wildlife;
- Establishment of micro-habitats
- Rehabilitation of watercourses.