Guest Lecture: Mining and Corporate Responsibility. Case Peru.

Don, 21/02/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30

On Thursday, February the 21st between 17:30 and 19:30 (5.30-7.30 PM), Mirtha Vásquez and Reinaldo Rodríguez will provide a guest lecture at Hogeschool-University Brussel (HUB). In this lecture they will discuss the problems surrounding the Conga mine case in Peru, which is to be constructed in the Cajamarca region and would cover 2,000 hectares of land. All this in a region that is known for its environmental vulnerability and fragile ecosystems. Local communities fear the dissapearance of four lakes in the region as a result of the Conga mine, which wants to compensate this loss by the creation of four reservoirs that should supply enough water for the predominantly agricultural region. Opposition argues that such artificial reservoirs cannot replace a complex hydrological system and will mean additional long term costs (both financial and ecological). This lecture is free and open to everyone.

Introduction by Dr. Marc Craps, CSR lecturer at HUBrussel. At the end of the presentation by Rodríguez and Vásquez there will be time for debate with the audience.


Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels, Polyvalente Zaal 2215, Stormstraat 2, Brussels

About the speakers:

Mirtha Vásquez: Executive secretary of the NGO Grufides and member of the National Human Rights Comittee in Peru.

Reinaldo Rodríguez: Geological engineer and principal of the Mining School of the National University of Cajamarca, Peru

More information about the event:

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