The Indian-Australian consortium GVK-Hancock recently received the approval of the Australian government to move forward with its ambitious project: the Kevin’s Corner mine, located in the Galilee Basin. The development of the project is expected to start in 2015 with the first coal being produced in 2018.

But, despite the economical advantages of the mine and the approval provided by the Federal Environment Minister, there are still big concerns regarding the mine’s water usage. Here are some numbers to elucidate you.