The purpose of this document is to present an overview to Maest and Kuipers (2006; hereafter M-K (2006))1 and that study’s effort to assess the reliability of water quality predictions reported in environmental impacts statements (EIS) for hardrock mines in the United States. The intent of this document is not to provide a detailed critical review of M-K (2006), but instead to convey the
- general methods used,
- limitations of the assessment,
- major findings, and
- application to the proposed Rosemont project.