Beyond the Glitz and Glamor Lies Artisanal Mining

Michelle Brkljacic General

Artisanal mining of resources such as gold and diamonds has historically attracted the world’s poorest populations, trapping them in a cycle of poverty. In addition, it has also had adverse effects on water and environmental quality. In an attempt to reduce artisanal mining’s negative impact on the environment and water quality, the Global Water Institute (GWI) at Ohio State began …