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|Event:||Risk Assessment, Decision Making and Management of Mine Waste Facilities|
|Date/Time:||13/11/2016 - All Day|
|Location:||Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, B.C.|
Brief goal and objectives of the course Risk Assessment, Decision Making and Management of Mine Waste Facilities
This course is for all who have to design, permit, construct, operate, finance, insure, steward and ultimately close a mine tailing
Authors and affiliation
Case histories spanning some thirty years and spreading from South Africa to Latin America, Canada and Europe will be used through role-playing to illustrate the use of risk analysis and decision making in both informal and formal ways as part of the professional and responsible management of mine tailings facilities.
Innovative methodologies based on sound and best practice risk assessment approaches will also be explained. These offer users:
Attendees will leave the course equipped to select methods, to apply principles, and to make decisions leading to better, safer management of their mine tailings facilities. It is time for miners to embrace Risk Management 2.0 and evolve from the obviously not always successful status quo!
The course is intended for:
5. Tailings Facility Failure Modes and Statistics
Items required by participants of the course
|Event:||Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions Conference|
|Date/Time:||13/11/2016 - 16/11/2016 - All Day|
|Location:||Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver,|
Organized by InfoMine and UBC
Call for abstracts open! Submission deadline is MAy 27, 2015.
Mining is not risk free. This is true for resource estimates, feasibility studies, design, operations, closure, and post-closure. Risk assessment, risk management, and implementation of mitigation measures are ongoing activities throughout all phases of mining. The risks are numerous. Some risks that public and regulatory authorities are increasingly concerned about are safety during operations and closure, such as pit slope and underground stability and failures or tailings dam breaches, and the operational and post-closure releases of substances deleterious to the environment (acid mine drainage, amongst others). The conference covers risk identification and assessment; development of mitigation measures; decision making methods allowing for risk, current practices for minimizing risk, and case histories at all stages of mine life from development through closure and for major mine facilities, and activities including open pits, underground workings, tailings facilities, waste rock dumps, heap leach pads, and water supply and treatment systems. The processes of regulatory and corporate governance are important to risk management and will also be examined. Sound risk management requires means for long-term risk prevention, and recovery from any failures should they occur, and includes monitoring, maintenance, bonding and insurance to achieve operating and long-term robustness and resilience in development, operations and closure plans.
The conference is an opportunity for those involved in mining to examine the basic issues of risk in mining:
This conference will provide an opportunity for professionals working in, and with the mining industry to explore risk, tolerance, mitigation approaches, and the robustness and resilience of practices and procedures, designs, operational methods, and mine closure measures and plans. Those involved in engineering designs and operations, environmental controls, worker safety, mine financing, financial assurance, risk communication and management, and regulation of risk in the mining industry are invited to share their experiences and to learn from each other. Keynote presentations, technical papers, and short courses will explore current practices.