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Net Present Value Forever? No, thanks, it’s too risky!

We were very pleased when we read on a mainstream media a paper discussing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Net Present Value Method. Although the paper was written for investment purposes, the relation to projects (aren’t they investments?) is quite obvious. As our readers know, Riskope has been proposing and successfully applying the proprietary CDA/ESM methodology in planning, projects’ evaluations world-wide, in a number of industries. CDA/ESM concepts are explained in various Edumine courses by the Oboni & Oboni team and…

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10 voices comment on the risk of maintaining Status Quo in Tailings Management

Recently CIM-Magazine interviewed us regarding Tailings Dams related failure in the aftermath of Mount Polley incident. At the time of the interview the Samarco disaster in Brazil had still yet to come. In that paper ten experts freely comment on Mount Polley and other mining projects, with special focus on the risk on perpetuating the Status Quo. Riskope’s Franco Oboni selected three themes that require special consideration: societal consequences of accidents, (more here) need to evolve from obsolete and misleading…

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The Ten Plagues of Egypt and our world at the transition between the Electromechanical and the Cyberinformational Era on our planet.

In a prior post we discussed large scale water contamination and related it to a planetary plague, unless we do not decide to “rewrite” the future. We imagined how, unless we take robust decisions, in a distant future archaeologists will likely find books or some records relating events that are occurring under our eyes, namely wide-spread water contamination, which could be considered like the first Plague of Egypt. We decided to play that game and look for hints of the…

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Tailings and Mine waste 2015 focusing on risks and tailings stewardship (TMW2015) in Vancouver

Tailings and Mine waste 2015 focusing on risks and tailings stewardship We were puzzled to still see some papers and hearing some talks using the term “risk” for consequence of an adverse event or likelihood of an event. The result of those glossary slips is confusion and difficulties in performing practical risk assessments. Like in other industries, most of the participants who use risk assessment are comfortable in using FMEAs. Voices are raising however, and for once not only from…

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