Alexis Morgan

Global Water Stewardship Lead - WWF

Andre Gagnon

Director, Tailings & Geotechnical Engineering - Lundin Mining

Andre Gagnon is a professional geotechnical engineer with 15 years of experience in the mining industry.  He graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geological Engineering, and later completed an MSc in Engineering read more

Bill Pain

Environmental Scientist - Government of the Northwest Territories

With 16+ years of experience in the environmental assessment and remediation sector, Bill Pain has worked as an environmental scientist and regulatory adviser with the Government of the Northwest Territories for the past eight years. Bill’s work involves leading numerous interactive read more

Carl Weatherell

Executive Director & CEO - Canada Mining Innovation Council

Carl is a natural connector bringing together disparate and seemingly unrelated people, groups, and organizations to transform possibilities into plans and plans into action.  The hallmark of Carl’s experience is collaboration and building innovation ecosystems to solve complex problems.  As read more

Carla Wytrykush

Senior Associate Ecologist - Syncrude Research & Development

Cecil Mutambanengwe

Principal - Water & Hydrogeology - Anglo Gold Ashanti

Cecil is the water lead for the AngloGold Ashanti Africa Region Operations and is responsible for technical and strategic guidance on water management across the entire mining value chain. He has over 12 years’ experience mine water management focusing on read more

Charles Dumaresq

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

Charles Dumaresq is Vice President, Science and Environmental Management with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). He joined MAC in 2015, assuming a lead role on MAC’s work related to tailings management. He played a key role in reviewing and read more

Chris Kennedy

Director - Water - Teck Resources

Chris is the Director, Water for Teck Resources Ltd. focused on water governance and water strategy, with a particular emphasis on identifying new water management approaches and technologies to enhance operational sustainability at Teck’s operations, development projects, and legacy sites.  read more

David Oliphant

Vice President of Heavy Industry - Veolia Water Technologies North America

David Oliphant is Vice President of Heavy Industry for Veolia Water Technologies North America.  He is the North American mining market lead and is also a member of the global account management team for the Veolia Group’s mining sector.  David read more

Deb Bryant

Project Manager & Freshwater Scientist - ERM

Deb Bryant is a freshwater scientist and Project Manager at ERM with over two decades of experience in freshwater management, specializing in water quality monitoring, aquatic ecosystem assessments, and impact assessments. She has a Master's degree in Biology and is read more

Eduardo Marquez

PhD Candidate - University of Saskatchewan

Eduardo is an environmental geochemist with 12 years of research and work experience in the mining industry. He holds a BSc in Earth Sciences from Jacobs University and a MSc in Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Freiburg in read more

Emily O’Hara

Manager, Water Strategy & Stewardship - New Gold

Emily O’Hara is a professional Water Resource Engineer, with over 12 years of experience in the mining industry. She is currently the Manager, Water Strategy and Stewardship for New Gold Inc, and is based in Kamloops BC. Her experience has read more

Emma Gagen

Manager Closure and Water - ICMM

Emma has a PhD in Environmental Microbiology and 12 years of experience in mine rehabilitation, land and water management developed through her post-PhD research in biogeochemistry and as a lecturer on environmental management in mining at the University of Queensland. read more

Estrella Guadalupe Martinez Ramos

Manager, Water Management - Peñoles

Estrella has been worked with Peñoles for 10 years, with experience in chemical and metallurgical processes, tailings and water stewardship.

Fab Pakizekhar

North American & Caribbean Domain Leader - Industrial Process - Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Fab has over 20 years of water treatment industry experience, including Commercial Development role in Europe, Middle East and CIS countries. He is currently responsible for the development of industrial-process separation applications in mining, tailings, acid processing, process separation and read more

Francis McAllister

Vice President of Land, Water & Liability Management - Freeport-McMoRan

Francis McAllister is the Vice President of Land, Water and Liability Management for Freeport-McMoRan since 2012.  In this role, Francis is responsible for managing the Company’s reclamation and remediation activities as well as managing all land and water assets, including; read more

Francisco Raunelli

Vice President for Community Relations - MMG Limited

Helga Sonnenberg

Founder & CEO - Ecoreg Solutions

Helga has consulted and conducted research related to water quality, as well as fisheries and related aquatic resources for 25 years, and works at all project phases from baseline through to closure and reclamation. She also specializes in leading water read more

James Murray

Mining Market Director - Veolia HQ

James Murray is the Mining Market Director for Veolia, a global leader in environmental and sustainability solutions. James has over 15 years experience in industrial water and energy applications within a variety of heavy industries and is a passionate advocate read more

Jay Werber

Assistant Professor - University of Toronto

Jed Youngs

Practice Lead Water Stewardship - BHP

Jed has over 20 years’ experience in managing water for (mostly) the mining sector, and has a technical background in hydrogeology. Jed previously led the water planning teams for BHP’s iron ore and coal assets, which were responsible for the read more

John Brogly

Director of Water - COSIA

John has more than 40 years of experience in the energy and petrochemical industry.  He joined Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) from Canadian Natural Resources, where he worked for more than eight years as Engineering Manager, Bitumen Production at read more

Jorge Zafra

Specialist in hydraulic engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources management with over sixteen years of experience in Peru (Cerro de Pasco, Huancayo, Arequipa, Huaraz, Chiclayo, Pucallpa, Cusco, Moquegua and Tacna) and abroad, in countries such as the Netherlands, Ethiopia, France, read more

Kang Hu

Global Membrane COE Leader - Veolia Water Technologies North America

Karien Scheepers

Metallurgist EIT - New Gold Inc.

Karien Scheepers is a Chemical Engineer-in-Training with 4 years of experience in the mining industry. Her background is in mineral processing (gold, diamonds) and mine tailings water treatment. She is currently leading the water treatment team at the Rainy River Mine, read more

Kristin Pouw

Global Environmental Director - Newmont

Kristin Pouw is Global Environmental Director within Newmont’s Corporate Sustainability and External Relations team. In her role, she is responsible for providing subject matter expertise and promoting alignment with standards/strategies and targets to support environmental management and performance within her read more

Lesley Warren

Director - Lassonde Institute of Mining

Dr. Lesley Warren leads the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto as Managing Director and Chief Principal Investigator. She has an internationally recognized track record of integrated geochemical and microbiological investigation. As a leading expert, she has read more

Linda Wrong

VP, HSEQ - Li-Cycle

Monique Simair

Founder & Principal Scientist - Maven Water & Environment

Dr. Monique Simair is recognized internationally as a disruptive technology innovator in the water treatment sector. A post-doctoral biogeochemist by training, she has developed semi-passive water treatment technologies that are used at mines globally. Some notable achievements include designing the read more

Nadja Kunz

Canada Research Chair - The University of British Columbia

Dr. Nadja Kunz completed her undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Queensland, where she specialized in chemical engineering, business management, and interdisciplinary engineering. After completing her PhD, Nadja spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Eawag read more

Nosimo Macatsha

Group Head of Water Stewardship - Gold Fields

Nosimo Macatsha is the Group Head of Water Stewardship for Gold Fields. In her role she is responsible for setting Strategic direction for water across the group to lift capability and awareness of water related risks and challenges.  She provides guidance read more

Patrick Mullen

Head of Water Management - Anglo American

Pratima Divgi

Head of Capital Markets - CDP North America 

Pratima Divgi is the Head of Capital Markets, CDP North America. In her role, she leads engagement with the financial sector to measure and manage their climate and environmental impact, guiding them toward more sustainable practices. Previously, Pratima was the read more

Quantum Wei

Founder - Harmony Desalting

Raphael Costa

Technology Director - Hydro Bauxite & Alumina

Raphael is the Technology Director for the Bauxite & Alumina (B&A) business division of Hydro, responsible Technology Development, R&D, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity and the B&A lean manufacturing-based Business System (BABS). The B&A Technology team also provides technical support to operations, read more

Raquel Nosie Mazwi

Director of Mining & Industrial Water Quality Regulation - Department of Water and Sanitation

Ms. Raquel Nomathemba Mazwi (Neé Majola) is currently the Director: Mining & Industrial Water Quality Regulation. at the Department of Water and Sanitation - Head Office – Pretoria. She has a BSc. Honours (Chemistry) Degree obtained from the University of read more

Richard Bond

Innovation and Engagement Director - The Coal Authority

Richard Bond is the Innovation & Engagement Director at the Coal Authority, where his focus is the development of Mine Water Heat as a renewable heat source for the UK. Over the past 30 years he has primarily worked in read more

Scott Diggles

Global Water Lead - Rio Tinto

Shirley Neault

Manager, Environment and Systems - Hudbay Minerals

Shirley has over 30 years of service with Hudbay Minerals and is currently the Manager, Environment and Systems. Shirley has held a key, on-going role within the management system for the last 18 years.  That role has a strong focus read more

Sylvie St-Jean

Director Environment and Reclamation - Osisko Development

Thomas Genty

Water Treatment Expert - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Vasiliki Ioannidou

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering - Leeds Beckett University 

Dr Vasiliki Ioannidou is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering and an active experimental researcher with significant field experience in contaminant/solute transport in waterways (esp. in wetlands, ponds, lagoons, streams) via tracer studies. Vasiliki has a strong background and research read more

Yapo Alle-Ando

Manager, Environment - Galore Creek Mining