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Timings reflect Canadian Eastern Time (UTC/GMT-4)

25 April 2022

1:00 pm

Registration Opens

1:30 pm

Welcome from the Chair


  • Linda Wrong

    Linda Wrong
    Global General Manager - Glencore International

1:40 pm

Challenges in closure implementation: considerations for water stewardship and environmental management

Rationalizing environmental monitoring and managing water quality on rehabilitated landforms. Embracing data as a critical input to meeting closure criteria and objectives  


2:00 pm

Case study: Cobalt and Coleman Township, Ontario: Water management and monitoring challenges

Explaining voluntary implementation of tools to best manage and monitor closed sites situated close to towns with split ownership of tailings areas. Overcoming challenges to underground infrastructure, surrounded by other surface right owners, surface water and mine water.


2:20 pm

Rehabilitating mine voids in Queensland to have a sustainable post-mining purpose

Developing and describing leading approaches for managing mine voids through benchmarking international best practice, modelling long-term water balance and quality, and exploring opportunities for post-mining land uses of voids.


  • Jason Dunlop

    Jason Dunlop
    Principal Technical Advisor - Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, Department of Environment and Science

2:40 pm

Golden Sunlight Mine: A case study for tailings reprocessing as a closure strategy

Finding value in mine waste products and reducing/ eliminating perpetual water treatment.


3:00 pm

Question & answer session

3:15 pm

Networking and refreshments break

3:45 pm


Select a topic and join your peers for roundtable discussions outlining your biggest challenges and how you are planning to overcome them. 

Embracing technology to monitor water and reduce risk in legacy mines

  • What innovations would help mining companies better monitor and manage water in closed mines?
  • How can data help mining companies have a real-time view of assets?

Moderator: Josee Brazeau, Project Manager Closure and Legacy, Agnico Eagle

Reimagining abandoned and orphaned mines

  • How could orphaned mine sites be repurposed to provide employment for local communities?
  • How can data help mining companies have a real-time view of assets?

Moderator: Charles Dumaresq, Vice President, Science and Environmental Management, Mining Association Canada

Addressing pollution and aiding community betterment

  • How can regulators help drive change to enhance the well-being of local communities?
  • What is the role in partnerships to benefit communities and secure investment?

Moderator: Peter Stanley, Abandoned Mines Senior Specialist Advisor, Natural Resources Wales

4:15 pm

Feedback session

4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sharing best practice of water management in legacy mines

  • What key lessons have you learnt from existing closed mines you’ll be taking forward?
  • How are you planning for mine closures and where are you investing time and resource?
  • What best practice can be taken from older mining nations?
  • What can be done during an operational mine to prepare for a successful closure?


  • Peter Stanley

    Peter Stanley
    Abandoned Mines Senior Specialist Advisor - Natural Resources Wales

  • Bill Price

    Bill Price
    Environmental scientist - Natural Resources Canada

  • Charles Dumaresq

    Charles Dumaresq
    Vice President, Science and Environmental Management - Mining Association of Canada

  • Shirley Neault

    Shirley Neault
    Manager, Environment and Systems - Hudbay Minerals

  • Helga Sonnenberg

    Helga Sonnenberg
    CEO - Ecoreg Solutions Inc.

  • Linda Wrong

    Linda Wrong
    Global General Manager - Glencore International

5:30 pm

Closing remarks from the chair & opening of workshop drinks reception