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Agenda – Day 1

April 22 2020

8:45 am

Registration, networking and exhibition

9:25 am

Introduction from the Conference Chair

Speaker

9:40 am

UNITING THE INDUSTRY TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

9:40 am

Water management and recovery: doing more with less

  • Minimizing water use and increasing efficiency
  • Mitigating climate change impacts
  • Dewatering of mines

Speaker

10:05 am

Progress of SDG6 in the mining industry in 2020

  • How far have we come in ensuring sustainable management of water?
  • What further collaboration is needed?

Speaker

  • Briana Gunn

    Briana Gunn
    Director, Environmental Affairs Sustainability & External Relations - Newmont Goldcorp

10:30 am

Panel discussion, live poll and questions: uniting the industry to tackle water risk

  • How can we better de-risk operations?
  • Adopting new technology: what are the financial barriers?
  • Dealing with water management failures

Speakers

  • Blair	Douglas

    Blair Douglas
    Head of Water - BHP

  • Lora Field

    Lora Field
    Team Leader - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

11:10 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:40 am

DE-RISKING WATER IN MINING

11:40 am

A global water risk assessment of the mining sector

  • Reviewing global data on water in mining risk
  • Dealing with climate-related financial exposure

Speaker

12:05 pm

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12:30 pm

Mitigating mine water risks through strategic water stewardship

  • Evolving perspectives on water-related risks from diverse stakeholders
  • Strategies for risk mitigation
  • Future trends in mining: climate variability, technological innovation and water security

Speaker

  • Nadja Kunz

    Nadja Kunz
    Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship - University of British Columbia

12:55 pm

Live polling, questions and answers

1:10 pm

Fork buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

2:10 pm - 3:15 pm
BREAKOUT STREAMS: TECHNICAL & STRATEGIC

Choose to attend either a technical or strategic breakout session and brainstorm key challenges with your peers in an interactive roundtable format. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

TECHNICAL – PART A – TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

  • How can we better connect as an industry to deliver technical solutions?
  • Which water technologies will have the biggest impact going forward?

Lora Field, Team Leader, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

STRATEGIC – PART A - BUILDING WATER RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES INTO MINE PLANS

  • Enhancing water in mining strategies

Blair Douglas, Global Practice Lead Hydrology and Water, BHP

3:15 pm
Refreshments, networking and exhibition

3:45 pm - 4:50 pm
BREAKOUT STREAMS: TECHNICAL & STRATEGIC

TECHNICAL – PART B – TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

  • How can we get more out of treatment facilities? Are they working effectively?
  • Is there potential for mine sites to become their own treatment facilities?
  • Challenges in treating high TDS brines
  • Managing impurities such as Se, CN, SO4, Cl in water

Konstantin Volchek, Section Head, Water Treatment, Natural Resources Canada

STRATEGIC – PART B - WATER STEWARDSHIP

  • What do we mean by stewardship?
  • Where are the collaboration opportunities?
  • What approaches are being taken to water stewardship?
  • What would stewardship mean from different perspectives?

Nadja Kunz, Canada Research Chair in Mine Water Management and Stewardship, University of British Columbia
Lesley Warren, Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, University of Toronto

4:50 pm
Close of day one

5:00 pm
Networking drinks