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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

Scott Diggles

Principal Advisor – Water and Environment - Rio Tinto

Mr Scott Diggles is currently the Rio Tinto Group HSE - Group Advisor for water and the environment. Scott is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 30 years professional experience. His experience is broad and extends through water engineering (hydrology 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

Dr Hubert Fleming

Independent (previously Head, Water Management, Anglo American)

Dr. Hubert Fleming is Head, Water Strategy, Anglo American.   He received master and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and MBA at Harvard Business School.  Hu is well known in water and environmental circles, with more than hundred 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.

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

Brendan O’Brien

Director, Water - Newmont Goldcorp

Brendan O’Brien is director of water at Newmont Goldcorp in Denver, Colorado. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Colorado State University and has 18 years of experience consulting to and working in the mining industry. Brendan’s experience has been focused read more

Sylvie St Jean

Environment Manager - New Gold

José N. De Piérola C

Manager of Water Resources - Southern Peru Copper Corp

Konstantin Volchek

Head, Environmental Restoration - 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

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Lora Field

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