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Agenda – Day 2

10 April 2019

8:45 am

Registration, Coffee, and Innovation Showcase

9:30 am

Introduction from the Conference Chairperson


9:40 am


9:40 am

Creating a Water Management Program in Order to Achieve Production & Water Efficiency Targets Simultaneously

  • Identifying today’s and tomorrow’s challenges while understanding the management of water on mine sites
  • Reporting and documenting water utilization from the mines and mills
  • Benchmarking with sites mining similar minerals in similar climates


  • Seth Mueller

    Seth Mueller
    Senior Development Engineer - Environment - Boliden Mines

10:05 am

Data Requirements in the Design and Operation of the Water Management System

  • The value of data collection in project development
  • Continuous monitoring to ensure the consistency of design, operation and trends
  • Data collected during operation are basis for mine closure design.


  • Mei Schelp

    Mei Schelp
    Senior Manager, Water Management - Centerra Gold

  • David Luzi

    David Luzi
    National Technical Leader - Hydrology - Stantec

10:30 am

Mine Affected Water Minimization Technology – 3 Years of Development

  • Results of treating different types of mine affected water, collected from different mine sites with MAXH2O Desalter technology.
  • Showing significant advantage as a treatment alternative for mine affected water.
  • Reaching high recovery of over 90%, and decreasing chemical consumption and sludge discharge.


  • Dr Alex Drak

    Dr Alex Drak
    Industrial Water Treatment Expert - IDE Technologies

10:55 am

Audience Poll, Questions, and Answers

11:15 am

Coffee, Networking, and Innovation Showcase

11:45 am


11:45 am

Maximising Sustainable Outcomes and Production Value by Setting Risk Based Water Targets

  • Setting appropriate water targets and metrics based on risk
  • Incorporating uncertainty and variability into water targets
  • Understanding the value of water in production planning and leveraging technology


12:10 pm

PANEL SESSION: Quantifying and Qualifying the Intrinsic Value of Water

  • What is the business value of investing in a water strategy and innovative technology?
  • How to create tangential value of water using metrics that the entire company understands
  • Which data and metrics should be used to quantify the value of water?


12:50 pm

Buffet Lunch, Networking, and Innovation Showcase

1:50 pm


1:50 pm

Reliable Process Water Solutions and Treatment of Complex Mine Discharge/Wastewater for Environmental Compliance

  • Reverse osmosis efficiency that is produced on a modular scale for quick installation and start-up
  • Reducing overall energy consumption through efficient technologies designed for sustainability that lowers operational expenditure year over year
  • How to recover water from wastewater that is clean enough to be discharged or recycled back into the system for mining/process/future use for water conservation


2:10 pm

Controlling Calcium Sulphate Scale Formation in Mining Membrane Plants

  • How many RO membrane plants are currently used in mining? Where are they and what are they used for?
  • Research results of calcium sulphate solubility at different pH and in the presence of metals.
  • Development of new antiscalants and cleaners to keep RO membranes clean and operating at maximum recovery even with acidic feed water.


2:40 pm

Standardizing Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) Prediction and Mitigation

  • Properly assessing the potential problems and risks of ARD with analytics to lower treatment costs for mining closure
  • Creating a model technique that considers geochemistry and climate to control ARD
  • How to limit ARD at the source through engineering and management controls


  • Jacob Croall

    Jacob Croall
    Senior Manager, Water Technology - Newmont Mining

3:05 pm

Financial Assurance for Water Treatment

  • Estimating water treatment financial assurance and asset retirement obligation
  • Review of jurisdictional requirements
  • Managing uncertainties and risk


  • Kristin Pouw

    Kristin Pouw
    Senior Consultant, Water Management - SRK Consulting

3:30 pm

Audience Poll, Questions and Answers

3:50 pm

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:00 pm

Close of Conference