Timings reflect Eastern Time

29 September 2020

7:30 am

Exhibition opens

8:15 am

Welcome from Water in Mining 2020

8:25 am

DELIVERING TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS & TACKLING RISK

8:25 am

Leveraging emerging water treatment technologies for step-change reduction in water risk

  • Maximising process/mine water reuse
  • Longer term closure water resource management
  • Brines and AMD treatment

Speaker

8:35 am

Ceramic ultrafiltration membranes in coal mine dewatering

  • Reduced system complexity and improved water recovery
  • Long lifetime and robustness against harsh operating environments
  • How it’s proven in coal mine dewatering and can be extended broadly to mine dewatering

 

Speaker

  • Carlo Patteri

    Carlo Patteri
    Business Leader Industrial Water - Nanostone Water

8:45 am

Questions and panel discussion:

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

Speakers

  • Lora Field

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

  • Brad Smith

    Brad Smith
    Principal Innovation - BHP

  • Carlo Patteri

    Carlo Patteri
    Business Leader Industrial Water - Nanostone Water

9:00 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – participants should choose to attend session A OR session B

9:00 am

BREAKOUT A: TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

9:00 am

How can we get more out of treatment facilities? Are they working effectively?

  • Where is the potential in mine sites becoming their own treatment facilities?
  • Challenges in treating high TDS brines
  • Managing impurities such as Se, CN, SO4, Cl in the WW water

Speaker

9:00 am

Assessing the hydraulic behaviour and flow characteristics of Mine Water Treatment Schemes

  • Protecting water supplies locally
  • Optimising and retrofitting facilities
  • Identifying critical challenges faced in performing tracer studies in high salinity

Speaker

  • Dr Vasiliki Ioannidou

    Dr Vasiliki Ioannidou
    Lecturer in Water Resources, School of Engineering and Built Environment - Birmingham City University

9:00 am

BREAKOUT B: WATER STEWARDSHIP

9:00 am

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?

Speakers

  • Nadja Kunz

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

  • Lesley Warren

    Lesley Warren
    Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining - University of Toronto

9:45 am

SPEED NETWORKING – meet and interact with your peers face-to-face

10:00 am

EXHIBITION ZONE – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

10:15 am

Take a break

11:00 am

Welcome back

11:00 am

WATER MANAGEMENT & EFFICIENCY: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

11:05 am

Water efficiency and recycling in mining

  • Responsible mine water policy and liabilities
  • Characterization of the mine water balance
  • Water use efficiency in mining and recycling optimization

Speaker

11:20 am

A soil first platform for dust neutral mining

  • What is dust neutrality?
  • Solutions to achieving dust neutrality
  • Water balance impact on dust neutrality

Speaker

11:35 am

Water management at the Rainy River Mine: going from drought to flood in weeks

  • Water management tools and approaches developed by RRM
  • Minimizing flow loss and maximizing the benefits of additional stream flow
  • Re-thinking how water is managed on site to render RRM nimble and able to react quickly to shifting weather regimes

Speaker

11:50 am

Questions and answers

12:00 pm

SPEED NETWORKING – meet and interact with your peers face-to-face

12:15 pm

EXHIBITION ZONE – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

12:30 pm

Close of day 2