Briana Gunn

Director, Environmental Affairs Sustainability & External Relations - Newmont Goldcorp

Briana Gunn is an environmental director for Newmont Mining Corporation.  She has devoted her career to supporting mining through the full life cycle identifying and mitigating risks around water management.  She holds a BS/MS in Civil Engineering from the University read more

Blair Douglas

Head of Water - BHP

Blair Douglas is the Global Practice Lead for Hydrology and Water for BHP, a Leadership role setting technical direction on water management with the water planning and operational teams across multiple commodities to lift capability and awareness of water related read more

Jerry Zozo

Superintendent - Kibali Gold Mine

Jerry is a civil engineer with an extensive academic background in environmental engineering and water resources management (BSc in Environmental Engineering, National University of Rwanda). Throughout his career he has developed specialized and technical skills in mining water management, compliance read more

Sebastian Greco

Head of Strategic Planning - BHP

Sebastián Greco is Head of Strategic Services for BHP Minerals Americas business, including the accountability of both water and energy strategy for the operations in Chile. Since he joined the mining industry with BHP in 2008, he has been leading strategic read more

Alexis Morgan

Global Water Stewardship Lead - WWF

Alexis Morgan leads WWF’s global water stewardship efforts, a role that includes oversight of WWF’s Water Risk Filter tool. Over the past 15 years, he has led numerous corporate partnerships on water, including several in the mining sector. He currently read more

Borja Blanco

Board Member - IDA

Mr. Borja Blanco has been involved in the water industry for more than 23 years, holding positions with leading water related companies worldwide. After working for a combined period of about 14 years in USFilter and Veolia Water, he managed read more

Nadja Kunz

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

As a Canada research chair in mine water management and stewardship at the University of British Columbia, Dr Kunz develops mathematical models and decision-making frameworks to mitigate water-related risks in mining regions from diverse stakeholder perspectives, including companies, governments, communities read more

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney

Director of Water Strategy - Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Gabriel Castillo

PhD Candidate - Mining Engineering - University of British Columbia

Gabriel’s area of speciality is climate risk management. His research focus is on the risks and opportunities that climate change and the adaptation could pose during mine closure and land restoration, with a watershed holistic perspective. He is a PhD read more

Lesley Warren

Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining - University of Toronto

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

Sylvie St Jean

Environment Manager - New Gold

Dr. St-Jean has over 20 years’ of experience in the mining space, with a focus on water management. Sylvie started her career as a research scientist for the Government of Canada, where she was involved in developing an alternative to read more

José N. De Piérola C

Manager of Water Resources - Southern Peru Copper Corp

Michael Warren

CEO - Earth Alive Clean Technologies

Michael Warren is Chief Executive Officer of Earth Alive Clean Technologies. He has been instrumental in securing the financing, personnel and registrations necessary to support the company’s operations in over a dozen countries. Michael is an innovator in regenerative business read more

Konstantin Volchek

Section Head, Water Treatment - Natural Resources Canada

Konstantin Volchek, Ph.D., P.Eng. leads engineering research on water management at CanmetMINING, Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa. He obtained Ph.D. in chemical technology from the Mendeleev University in Moscow, Russia. After completing his post-doctoral studies at Environment Canada, Konstantin worked read more

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

Dr Vasiliki Ioannidou

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

Dr Vasiliki (Vassia) Ioannidou graduated with a MEng in Surveying Engineering, specialising in Hydraulic Works, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2012. She then continued her studies by completing an MSc in Water Resources, at Heriot-Watt University, graduating in read more

Carlo Patteri

Business Leader Industrial Water - Nanostone Water

Carlo is the Business Leader Industrial Water at Nanostone Water and has 20 years’ experience in water treatment and steam generation. He was formerly Business Development Director for Veolia Water Technologies in South East Asia and he holds a Masters read more

Lora Field

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

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Brad Smith

Principal Innovation - BHP