Risk Assessment and Decision Making for Mine Geowaste Facility Management

Risk Assessment and Decision Making for Mine Geowaste Facility Management

AREAS OF STUDY: Management | Geotechnics

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  • Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
  • CEUs: 0.8 (8 PDHs) Tool Tip

Course Summary

Summary

This course will review the risk assessment and decision making methods and tools applied to mine tailings, waste rock, and spent heap leach facilities.

The course will examine recent findings from the Mount Polley tailings facility failure, and outline the risk assessment methods that can be used to prevent future tailings disasters. Practical techniques for the management of mine geowaste facilities using risk assessment methods and decision making tools will be discussed.

Studying past and recent case histories will both illustrate and expand on the application of the many methods used for undertaking risk assessment and decision making, including FMEAs and Tolerability Curves, Fault Trees and Root Cause Analyses, as well as MAAs and Bayesian methods. The course will build on and advance the fundamentals that are available through EduMine's online course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course participants will be given a detailed overview regarding the theory and practice of risk assessment and decision making, resulting in safer mine geowaste facilities that are economically viable. Current practices and innovative emerging concepts will be explored as a result of recent tailings failures. The course is intended to be part of the necessary demand to achieve ZERO tailings and mine waste facility failures moving forward.

Upon completion, participants will be better equipped to manage mine geowaste facilities, in accordance with current best management practices, including comprehensive consideration of hazards, probabilities of failure, consequence quantification, and most importantly, implementation of mitigation measures to reduce cost and ensure safety.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia and University of Arizona. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered participants who attend the entire webcast and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anyone involved with the design, construction, operation, and closure of mine geowaste facilities, as well as professionals dealing with tailings facilities, waste rock dumps, or spent heap leach pads. The course is recommended for mining professionals who want to manage their facilities in a responsible, cost-effective manner, in accordance with best management practices.

Consultants, regulators, investors, mining suppliers, financial analysts, insurers and lenders to the mining industry can also use this course to gain a better understanding of what mining companies can do to actively reduce risks for geowaste facilities.

Jack Caldwell

Jack Caldwell, P.Eng, has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, an M.Sc. (Eng.) in Geotechnical Engineering and a post-graduate law degree. He has over 35 years engineering experience on mining, civil, geotechnical and site remediation projects. He has worked on numerous projects throughout southern Africa, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States. His project experience includes:

- mines and waste disposal facilities - design, construction supervision and reclamation of tailings impoundments, mine rock dumps, heap leach pads, landfills and radioactive waste disposal units;

- hazardous and radioactive waste site remediation - senior management and technical consultant

- landfills - design, construction, operation and closure with special focus on liners, covers, and soil reinforcement.

In addition, Mr. Caldwell has been the lead specialist for various geotechnical and civil engineering projects in Southern California. Mr. Caldwell has written many engineering reports, proposals, and technical papers. He is the lead author of the book, Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation, on the design of waste disposal facilities for radioactive and hazardous wastes.

Franco Oboni

After two decades of intense geotechnical and contracting experience, above and underground, Franco slowly but surely pivoted towards risk engineering, an arena in which he has been internationally active for over two decades. Franco manages a broad range of risk and crisis mitigation projects for major mining companies all over the world. Projects include negotiations with community leaders, Quantitative Risk Assessments, Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE ©Riskope, 2010–present) and third party reviews. Franco has over fifty published papers and is co-author of the 2007 book entitled: “Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management”. Franco delivers customized seminars world-wide and was co-recipient of the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West) 2010 Innovation Award. His clients include international mining companies, UNDP, Fortune 500, World Bank, railroads, highways, harbors, luxury and food suppliers, military and numerous communities, regional and provincial governments.

Patrick Littlejohn

Patrick is part of BioteQ's Technology Development management committee, contributing to the company’s technology innovation and new market development. In his role, Patrick is involved in the commercialization of BioteQ's Sulf-IX™ technology for sulphate removal, is co-inventor of the Selen-IX™ technology for selenium removal and takes an active role in flowsheet development for integrated water treatment processes. While completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering, Patrick was the recipient of the 2012 Trailblazer Research Commercialization award for his work involving ion exchange scavenging of nickel from laterite tailings.

Clint Strachan

Clint Strachan is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with MWH Americas Inc., based in their Fort Collins Colorado office. Clint received a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Master's Degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from Colorado State University. Clint has over 35 years of experience on mining projects, primarily with tailings impoundment design, construction, and reclamation. Project experience has been worldwide, but with most experience in the western US.

Provisional Schedule

This webcast is scheduled to be held from 8:00am to 11:00am PDT/Vancouver, Canada time.

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This webcast is divided into three sessions with following topics:

Session 1: 7 June 2016, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

  • Introduction
  • The Basics of Risk Assessment
  • GeoWaste Facility Failure Probabilities
  • Case Histories 1—Bafokeng, Stava, Samarco
Session 2: 8 June 2016, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

  • Case Histories 2—Mt Polley
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainties
  • Risk Tolerance—Theory and Practice
  • Case Histories 3—Ekati and Myra Falls
  • Tailings Portfolio Risk Management
  • Case Histories 4—Merriespruit
Session 3: 9 June 2016, from 8:00am to 11:00am Pacific Daylight Time

  • Case Histories 5—Cannon Mine and Escobal
  • Risk Management in Water Treatment
  • Advanced Risk Assessment
  • Future Challenges and Opportunities

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Fees

The fee covers the lecture, access to electronic course notes, Pre-Course e-Learning and a certificate of attendance.

Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more OR if you provide your Annual EduMine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.

This webcast is designed for both individual and group participation and would make an excellent company-sponsored in-house training event. If you have a group of ten or more who would like to attend this course from one location, please contact us at +1 604 683 2037 for special pricing.

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