Virtual ICARD 2021 – Nitrate and AMD: An Opportunity to Innovate?

September 21-23 Online

All mine impacted waters are of concern to our communities. Nitrate-impacted drainage is one area of concern, but is sometimes seen as a lesser medium term effect compared to AMD.

This talk, aligning to the conference theme of meeting the challenge through innovation, presents a conceptual model and data to suggest that perhaps there is a relationship between sulfide mineral content and nitrate concentrations in mine drainage from certain mine domains.

Understanding what materials and mine domains could be at greater risk from nitrate-impacted drainage is an essential step in developing better management processes in the future.

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New Team Members

The Mine Waste Management team is growing! We now have Tom Robson and Johanna van Balen on board with us.

Tom is a Senior Environmental Geochemist  based in Perth. After graduating from Plymouth University in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Environmental and Analytical Biogeochemistry, Tom has worked across government, industry research, and mining consultancy sectors. Tom is an interdisciplinary Environmental Geochemist with expertise in environmental geochemistry, environmental radiation assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology, and ecological restoration. Tom has ten years’ applied research and consultancy experience, predominantly problem-solving for the mineral resources industry.

Jo is an Environmental Geochemist based in Perth. Graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2019 with a major in Geology and honours in Environmental Geochemistry. Jo comes to us with practical mining experience having spent the last 18 months working as a Mine Geologist in Western Australia’s Gold Fields. Her practical mining experience will be a great asset to MWM and our clients with operating mine sites.

Welcome Tom & Jo to the Team!

ICARD 2021

September 21-23 Online

Mine Waste Management is proud to be supporting the upcoming Virtual ICARD 2021 Conference, which given the line-up of international heavyweights, is going to be a cracker! Our very own Dr Paul Weber will be flying the flag for MWM and Green Road Group during his presentation on the third day. Put it in your diary!!!

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Green Road

Green Road is a group of companies with common values and aspirations that provide simple, creative, and sustainable solutions for the resources industry.  Green Road values are orientated around technology transfer of new ideas into sustainable operational solutions.

AMD Training Modules

Mine Waste Management’s key objective is to simplify AMD management by converting a highly technical issue into clear management methods for mine operators. This supports best practicable outcomes for any project.

A recent example of this was an AMD Training Series developed in partnership with production company Amparose. The series aimed to increase awareness of the potential risks associated with AMD to support the wide-spread adoption of practicable AMD management.

Each module provided an interactive learning experience that was supported by an animated conceptual site model. The model was used to support key discussions and provide an interactive learning experience that included a question and answer format to reinforce key learnings. The visuals were designed to clearly communicate AMD risk.

A series of supporting AMD Fact Sheets were developed to provide further information which appeared as an icon during the training.

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Planning for Closure Conference

Planning for Closure 2020 Congress is to be held online this year on 7-11 September 2020. Will Olds of MWM will be presenting his paper “Globe Progress Pit Closure Planning” at this event.

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ALGA Duo eConference

The Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) are hosting the New Zealand Land and Groundwater Conference and EcoForum side by side as e-conferences in September. Dr Paul Weber will be presenting at the EcoForum on health, safety, environment and community effects of AMD.

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INAP Webinar Series

MWM have had the opportunity to work with INAP to facilitate this series of webinars on AMD prevention and management. Keep an eye out for the remaining webinars in this series, to be held quarterly.

AMD Management Training Series

As part of a greater AMD Management Training Series, MWM has developed a sequence of fact sheets that present key AMD management concepts in an easy to digest format.

These fact sheets also provide links to key industry accepted resources, standards, and regulations so that the reader has access to the tools needed to solve their specific problem.

Fact Sheets 1 and 2 can now be downloaded from the Mine Waste Management website.

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The International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Congress in Christchurch, New Zealand has been postponed until 2022.

Stay tuned for more news on this great event.

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