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Agenda – Day 2

April 23 2020

8:45 am

Registration, networking and exhibition

9:20 am

Introduction from the Conference Chair

Speaker

9:25 am

CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

9:25 am

Incorporating more responsible water management practices

  • Social risk issues
  • Promoting sustainable water management

Speaker

9:45 am

Water management in a scarcity environment

  • Lessons from Peru
  • Where are the opportunities for shared global learning?

Speaker

10:05 am

The value of Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) environmental protocols and frameworks

  • Going beyond regulatory compliance
  • Using MAC’s TSM water protocol

Speaker

10:25 am

Questions and panel discussion: the threat of climate change on water in mining

  • How can the mining industry become a sustainability leader?
  • How is climate change affecting business planning?
  • Tackling flooding and drought: different approaches

Speaker

11:00 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:30 am

WATER MANAGEMENT & EFFICIENCY: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

11:30 am

Formalising water targets for the next 5 years: learnings and ambitions

  • Water usage and reporting opportunities
  • Assessing the maturing of the process

Speaker

  • Scott Diggles

    Scott Diggles
    Principal Advisor – Water and Environment - Rio Tinto

11:50 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

12:10 pm

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

12:30 pm

Live polling, questions and answers

12:45 pm

Fork buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

1:45 pm - 3:00 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 – DESALINATION

  • How to ‘do’ desalination
  • What are the technical challenges and solutions?
  • Reliability, price and sustainability considerations

Borja Blanco, Board member, IDA

STRATEGIC – HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES

  • How can the mining industry better tackle human rights issues?
  • What problems do we still need to address?

Representative, Newmont Goldcorp

3:00 pm
Refreshments, networking and exhibition

THE FUTURE OF WATER IN MINING

3:30 pm

BHP Chile water strategy

  • Securing a sustainable water supply for one of the world’s largest Copper mines located in the driest place on earth
  • Groundwater extraction to desalination: looking to a more sustainable future
  • Enabling BHP to become water secure and setting an industry benchmark

Speaker

3:55 pm

Better tools, better models, better stewardship

  • Opening the black box of water quality through multidisciplinary collaborative research
  • Bio-mines and bio-intelligent organisms for mining impacted water
  • Paving the way to a more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective future for the industry

Speaker

  • Lesley Warren

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

4:20 pm

Live polling, questions and answers

4:30 pm

Close of day two