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Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference in Vancouver, April 2016

Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference in Vancouver Riskope is actively supporting the organization of Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference in Vancouver, April 2016 for which the call for ABSTRACTS is now open. The conference covers risk identification and assessment; development of mitigation measures; risk based decision making methods, current practices for risk mitigation, and case histories at all stages of mine life and activities including open pits, underground workings, tailings facilities, waste rock dumps, heap leach pads, and…

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Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities online!

Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities online Less than a week to our Tailing and mine waste 2015 (TMW 2015) short course on Tailings Dams Risk Assessment, Decision Making, and Management. We are very pleased that after 2 long years of preparation and compilation, on the day of election Canada, EduMine has just published at this link our EduMine on-line course on a similar the same topic: Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities .…

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Tailings and mine waste 2015 (TMW2015) is about to start.

Tailings and mine waste 2015 At this conference we will present a paper on Tailings Facility Failures in 2014 and an Update on Failure Statistics as well as a short course on Risk Assessment, Decision Making, and Management of Mine Waste Facilities. In the paper we are looking at statistics of tailings dam failure. 2014 reportedly had three major tailings facilities failures: Mt Polley in British Columbia (Canada), the Duke Energy Eden facility in North Carolina (USA), and the Columbano failure…

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Cyber costs threaten to exceed benefits!

A recent report: Cyber costs threaten to exceed benefits! A recent report from Zurich Insurance 2015 and the Atlantic Council states that the annual cost of protecting our digital world from hackers will exceed the benefits of being connected by 2019. It even seems that in the US and Europe the situation has already reached the tipping point, whereas developing and emerging economies still have time, actually a few decades, ahead of them. The report delivers a -7%GDP to +1%GDP bracket…

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Old Mines, Tainted Waters and The Plagues of Egypt.

Old Mines, Tainted Waters and The Plagues of Egypt. I have always been of the opinion that mythology, ancient Greek Gods, the disappearance of Atlantis, the Plagues of Egypt and many more “legends” were actually accounts of real events, reinterpreted, distorted and made more vivid by millennials of oral transmission, re-interpretations and sheer thrill in magnifying horror stories still present in our media. At each new report of massive oil spills, red tides, masses of plastic debris floating in our…

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