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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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100 years 289 tailings dams failures history

100 years 289 tailings dams failures history is the result brought in by a very detailed research (www.csp2.org) including a freely downloadable database and several explanatory and interpretative papers by Bowker and Chambers. 100 years 289 tailings dams failures history The database contains (on October 7th 2016) 289 failures occurred in 2016-1915= 101 years. Additionally the database contains all reported, failures in the period, from irrelevant/small released volumes, short runout distances, no victims, to the recent large failures (Mount Polley…

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Mining Water Stewardship

Mining water stewardship can avoid the industry running into a global crisis. The Global Risk Report of World Economic Forum (WEF) has indeed identified water as one of the top five risk generating scenarios that could most impact society over the next decade. Mining Water Stewardship The International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) has developed guidance documents on responsible stewardship. Mining water stewardship is not only altruistic. Mining operators that do not address water issues may have unacceptable returns…

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3 reasons to follow our course at Tailings Mine Waste 16

I can think of at least 3 reasons to follow our course at Tailings Mine Waste 16 (TMW2016): a)“Bring Your Own” approach. If you “present a case (make it anonymous to respect confidentiality)”, we will discuss it and propose a road-map to solve the Risk Assessment in the most efficient way (subject to time availability, number of requests, suitability). You will be tapping into more than 20 years of quantitative risk assessment experience on dams, but also on tailings systems…

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