Good practice for sand mining

Bide, Tom; Mitchell, Clive ORCID:; Hannis, Sarah. 2023 Good practice for sand mining. 23 October 2023, [Output (Electronic)]

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Rapidly increasing demand for sand in many countries, combined with little or no governance, has resulted in sand mining causing wide ranging negative environmental and economic impacts. This is driven by the increasing demand for concrete due to urban growth and the need for good-quality housing and infrastructure in many parts of the world. BGS is working on geoscience-led solutions to this problem as part of the International Geoscience Research and Development (IGRD) project. To enable the public, researchers, geological surveys, regulators, industry and consumers to understand the issues around sand mining, the BGS project team worked with Sarah Hannis, a freelance illustrator, to create images that capture the current situation and potential solutions. These aim to show how geoscience data and information can be used for the monitoring and management of sand resources.

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Date made live: 14 Dec 2023 14:49 +0 (UTC)

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