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Water is one of our most important sustainability issues. Learn how we work to manage water responsibly, including protecting water quality, collaborating with communities on fair use of water, and improving our water use efficiency.

Water and our Sustainability Strategy

Water is a key focus for our comprehensive sustainability strategy, which sets out short-term goals to 2020 and long-term goals to 2030 in six sustainability areas: Community, Our People, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Climate Change and Air.

Management and Performance in Water Stewardship

Our management and performance related to water use, selection of water sources, and protecting water quality.

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Water Quality in the Elk Valley

Teck operates five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley of British Columbia which employ over 4,000 people. We raise our families in the valley, fish and swim in the river and care deeply about ensuring the environment is protected. That’s why we’re taking action to ensure that water quality is protected in the valley now and for generations to come.
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Management and Performance in Tailings, Waste and Environmental Management

Tailings and waste management, environmental compliance, our involvement in environmental litigation and our progress on permits and approvals.

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Our Vision in Action

  • Creating Fresh Water in the Atacama Desert of Chile
  • Finding the Right Microbe: Teck, Genome BC and UBC Partner to Improve Water Quality
  • Going Natural: Applying Innovative Solutions to Improve Water Quality
  • Putting Bacteria to Work: Addressing Historical Impacts at Our Trail Operations
  • Improving Aquatic Habitat at Greenhills with the First Calcite Management System in Canada
  • A Fine Balance: Managing Water at Red Dog Operations in Northwest Alaska
  • Reclamation Example:  From a Tailings Pond to a Trout Pond
  • Working Together on Environmental Monitoring in the Elk Valley
  • Protecting Water Quality with Teck’s First Elk Valley Water Treatment Facility
  • Teck's Involvement with the Elk River Alliance
  • Selenium Management Successes at Cardinal River Operations
  • Progress on the Groundwater Remediation Plan at Trail Operations
  • Integrated Water Management at Cardinal River Operations
  • Working Together to Protect Water Quality for Future Generations in the Elk Valley
  • Using Seawater to Address a Water Challenge at Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 and Relincho
  • Our Partnerships with Vancouver Aquarium and the Nature Conservency of Canada
  • Reducing Water Use at Highland Valley Copper Operations
  • Managing Selenium at our Steelmaking Coal Operations
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