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Technical session towards improving environmental social disclosure NI43-101

Below are my views of the various presentations heard at CIM2017 in Montreal, during the Technical session towards improving environmental social disclosure NI43-101. Various talks, from various speakers, who shed some light on this multi-faceted theme were the trigger to this blogpost. Each one came from his or her own line of business and interest, including myself. Technical session towards improving environmental social disclosure NI43-101 There was a broad consensus that risks are not only “technical” matters any more. The…

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Oroville Dam risks became unmanageable?

In the case of Oroville dam, the population exposed to the potential dam failure has increased significantly. Normalization of deviance increased the probability of failure. So is it possible that Oroville Dam risks became unmanageable because of that? Oroville Dam risks became unmanageable? When looking at risk mitigation the old saying is that you can either lower the probability or lower the consequences. That statement requires some explanation. Indeed what mitigation alone can do is exclusively to reduce the probability of…

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Negligence by the state contributed to the triple Fukushima 2011 meltdown

A Japanese court has ruled that Negligence by the state contributed to the triple Fukushima 2011 meltdown. So, this time it is not a negligence related to a landslide, a dam breach or a flood. It is negligence related to a major nuclear accident (Factual and Foreseeable Reliability of Tailings Dams and Nuclear Reactors -a Societal Acceptability Perspective) to be in the center of a lawsuit. As far as we know it is a first in the world. Negligence by…

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Comments on the Ponemon survey The Imperative to Raise Enterprise Risk Intelligence

We could not resist to publish some comments on the Ponemon survey The Imperative to Raise Enterprise Risk Intelligence.” The survey shows, as expected, that reputation and cyber risk concerns remain central. Meanwhile progress in abolishing silos between legal, IT and finance is slow. This pairs up with 50% of polled organizations lacking a formal budget for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). As a result the survey delivers a fairly dull and inefficient landscape. Ponemon adeptly differentiate Enterprise Risk Intelligence (ERI),…

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Ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company

We are delighted to show below ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company. ORE is the methodology Riskope has developed over two decades of continuous improvements while working for Fortune 500, international organizations, private groups and governments. Ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company. For the ease of reading we have grouped the ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company in four…

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Geohazards Caused by Human Activity

INTECH published The long shadow of Human Generated Geohazards: Risks and Crises, our chapter in the book entitled Geohazards Caused by Human Activity! The wait is over! You can freely download the text here .  We sincerely hope you will enjoy it. Please drop us a note and let us know your comments on the chapter. Geohazards Caused by Human Activity Our chapter in geohazards caused by human activity is geared toward focusing attention on the “damage and risk” side…

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More about resilience

Did we learn more about resilience at the Conference on Risk and Resilience? Over forty papers and keynote lectures covered many aspects of hazards, risks. However, only a few taught about resilience. By the way, one of the key lecturer asked the audience if there were any CEOs or CxOs from any mining company in the room. A long silence was the answer. Nobody…it’s remarkable, isn’t it? It seems that even in the aftermath of the two last tailings dams…

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Risk and Resilience in Mining

We are only two weeks away from the Risk and Resilience in Mining Conference. It will take place in Vancouver (Nov. 13th to 16th) with the following program. Risk and Resilience in Mining Let’s adopt a bit of a polemical stance, just to stir the discussion. First of all, in particular as it relates to the term resilience, are we sure we need to “invent a new word” for it? Isn’t it just “returning to good sense engineering” what we…

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