The Southern Gobi Region has little to no surface water. In order to maximise productivity in this water stressed environment, the mine have installed extensive water reuse systems, highly efficient tailings, zero/low water use equipment and floating lagoon covers to reduce evaporative losses.

The negative perception of the mining industry in the region is being tackled through the formation of the South Gobi Water and Mining Industry Roundtable. The mine have been able to share their good water management practices, as well as effective community engagement strategies, with other mines in the region in order to promote good practice across the industry.