Water is critical to the mining cycle. From the utilization of geochemical traces in water for exploration, slurries and separation used for processing, tailings ponds for storage, and more. Learning to manage and reduce the risks associated with water usage is an urgent research topic. BRIMM is in a prime position to focus on water because of the extensive expertise that already exists across UBC campus. Recently, a cross-campus cluster has also been established, the Future Waters Research Excellence Cluster (https://water.ubc.ca). By tapping into these resources, it will be possible for BRIMM to become a leading centre for research relating to water management in the mining sector.