Kosovo-Hade Landsat Time Series Mine Area

Purpose of the presentation
This presentation uses publicly available Landsat imagery to show operation developments over time. Our purpose is to demonstrate the types of land pressures that can develop for operations and for communities in long life projects. In this example, as with other videos in the time series, the waste component in this project is notably significant.

Site context
The video showcases the Landsat satellite imagery of the project area for the period 2000-2018. This period reflects major changes in both the project itself, and for Kosovo as a country. It includes the eviction of families from Hade in 2004-2005, the approval by the World Bank for $8.5 million in technical assistance in 2006, the introduction of the new constitution in 2008, and the emergency displacement of the Shala neighborhood in 2012 and 2013.

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