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A combined decade of experience as graduate professor, researcher, consultant and practitioner in the mining and water sector. My interests and experience cover: watershed council implementation in Peru, watershed governance in mining contexts, water politics and policy in the context of Sustainable Development. I have published extensively on public policy towards ASM in Peru, the Large-Scale Mining (LSM) - ASM interface, social performance standards and SDGs mainstreaming. In Peru, I am a researcher at the Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies (CEMS) at Universidad del Pacífico (UP) and have been UP´s representative at the "Mesa Académica del Agua", established jointly with the National Water Authority (ANA). I am currently a member of the Expert Group on Public Policies for ASM at the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CIES), and a Senior Consultant/Researcher at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), developing National Action Plans (NAPs) to reduce mercury use in the ASGM sector of Angola and Rwanda.

Resource Library Contributions

The Large-Scale Mining (LSM) - informal Artisanal-Scale Mining (ASM) interface in Peru: exploring a key policy "bottleneck

Author: Alvaro Cano
Publisher: UBC
Publication Year: 1969

My thesis is the first study focused directly on the overlap of mining scales in Peru using an N-median (20 cases) and concentrates on the biggest bottleneck of the formalization process in Peru: exploitation contracts. This study applies a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) methodology to explore the influence of five ...