Timings reflect Eastern Time

30 September 2020

8:00 am

Exhibition opens

8:30 am

Welcome from Water in Mining 2020

8:35 am

CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

8:35 am

Water management in a scarcity environment

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

Speaker

8:45 am

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

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

Speaker

8:55 am

Climate risk management in the mining sector

  • Climate risk and extreme events: the effect on water management
  • Adaptation management at watershed level
  • Examples of the use of telemetric sensors to manage climate risk and natural hazards

Speaker

  • Gabriel Castillo

    Gabriel Castillo
    PhD Candidate - Mining Engineering - University of British Columbia

9:05 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

Speakers

9:30 am

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

9:30 am - 10:15 am

BREAKOUT A: DESALINATION

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

Speaker

9:30 am - 10:15 am

BREAKOUT B: HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES

  • How can the mining industry better tackle human rights issues?
  • What problems do we still need to address?
10:15 am

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

10:30 am

EXHIBITION ZONE – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

10:45 am

Take a break

11:30 am

THE FUTURE OF WATER IN MINING

11:30 am

Welcome back

11:35 am

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
  • New business model to sustainably supply water for mining in Chile: BHP´s Spence desalination plant based on a Build Own Operate and Transfer Contract
  • Setting an industry benchmark by securing water through desalination using renewable energy sources

Speaker

11:45 am

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

11:55 am

Questions and answers

12:10 pm

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

12:30 pm

EXHIBITION ZONE – engage with new and existing partners and solutions

12:45 pm

Close of Water in Mining 2020