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Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference in Vancouver, April 2016

The Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference in Vancouver will be an exciting event. 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 as well as development of mitigation measures. Other themes include: risk based decision making methods, current practices for risk mitigation, as well as case histories…

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

We are about to present Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities online. Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities online Indeed, 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 EduMine has just published our EduMine on-line course on the same subject. In fact, it has occurred…

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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. In addition we will give 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 failures. 2014 reportedly had three major tailings facilities failures: Mt Polley in British Columbia (Canada), Duke Energy Eden facility in North Carolina (USA), and 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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