Chris Braun

Process Manager - Tailings - FLSmitdth

Chris is the Tailings Process and Study Manager for the FLSmidth Global Tailings Team. In this role, he manages tailings studies for clients focusing on dewatered tailings processes. He is also a senior technical resource for tailings dewatering projects throughout read more

Jay Werber

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry - University of Toronto

Jay Werber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto (U of T). He is the principal investigator of the Advanced Membranes Lab, which focuses on the development and characterization read more

Silvia Alcira Jaramillo Moscoso

Mining Environmental Liability Remediation Projects Supervisor - Ministry of Energy and Mines

Silvia is an Environmental Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the mining-energy industry and with a master's degree in Mining Environmental Management, specializing in mining in technical and regulatory aspects related to mining procedures, in the control read more

Michael van Aanhout

Facilitator - Towards Sustainable Mining, Community of Interest Advisory Panel

Michael van Aanhout joined Stratos in 2000 as a senior management consultant, became President in 2005, Chairman in 2012, and recently, a Partner in ERM when Stratos became an ERM Group company.  His focus is working with leaders in Canada’s natural read more

Tatiana Aguilar

Head of corporate mining - Ministry of Mines and Energy, Colombia

Ms. Aguilar has a master's degree in Social Policy and Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a master's degree in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes. She has a bachelor education in Economics, Finance 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

Bashan Govender

Assistant Director - National Department of Water and Sanitation South Africa

Bashan Govender is from the National Department of Water and Sanitation, Pretoria, South Africa. Bashan is responsible for mine water management throughout South Africa, with emphases on acid mine drainage, mitigation of mining-influenced water and addressing the broader mining-water resources read more

Dawn Brock

Manager - ICMM

Dawn joined ICMM's Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress programme in March 2017 as a Senior Programme Officer, focusing on water stewardship, climate change and closure. Prior to joining ICMM, Dawn worked at Golder Associates, within their Rehabilitation and Closure team read more

Jason Dunlop

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

Jason Dunlop is a Principal Technical Advisor in the Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner within the Department of Environment and Science. This role involves the development of leading practice approaches for mine rehabilitation with a focus on the read more

Naresh Kanderi

Technical Development Manager - Italmatch, USA

Naresh Kanderi is the Technical Development Manager at Italmatch USA with over 30 years’ experience in water, wastewater, oil and gas, mining from equipment, process troubleshooting and chemical manufacturing. Naresh has a Bachelors in Engineering CIT gained in Indian and read more

Manuel Valdés Vera

Especialists Systetabilidad Aguas & Relaves - CODELCO

Manuel Valdés Vera, is a specialist in water and hydrogeology of Codelco Northern District leading the development of environmental studies and projects related to mining processes for copper extraction. Previously, Manuel worked as a specialist engineer in teck mining company. read more

Linda Wrong

Global General Manager - Glencore International

Linda is the Global General Manager, Corporate Environment, at Glencore International, based in Baar, Switzerland. In her current role, Linda provides corporate environmental leadership across Glencore’s portfolio, in over 35 countries and across more than 150 assets.  Prior to Glencore, read more

Josée Brazeau

Project Manager Closure and Legacy - Agnico Eagle

Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and master’s degree in Environment from Sherbrooke University in Québec. Work for 18 years as an environmental analyst and liaison officer with First Nations and Inuit communities of Northern Québec for the Ministry of Environment of read more

Blair Douglas

Global Practice Lead for Hydrology and 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

James Murray

Industrial Utilities/ Heavy Industry - Veolia HQ

Henri Joggand

Senior Technical Expert - Veolia HQ

Sandra Choqesillo Santillan

Legal Specialist Level I - General Directorate of Mining Environmental Affairs - Ministry of Energy and Mining

Legal Specialist Level I - General Directorate of Mining Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Energy and Mining. After early her law degree from the San martin de Porres University, Sandra joined the public sector where she developed her passion read more

Hermien Oberholzer

Senior Principal Engineer Water and Infrastructure - Anglo American Platinum

Ms Oberholzer has 28 years of experience as a civil engineer in the water field.  Her technical experience covers all aspects of a water projects, from feasibility studies and preliminary planning through to design and contract supervision and management. She read more

Carlos Hubner

TMF Operations and Water Balance Manager - First Quantum Minerals

Carlos Hubner has been involved in the mining industry for more than 10 years. Most of his professional experience is linked to water and tailings management under different operational and site conditions.   His objective is to implement an integrated and 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

Ron Benn

Director - Boojum Research

Ron Benn CPA, CA recently retired after a long, successful career as a CFO of a number of businesses, across a wide spectrum of industries, including two in the natural resource sector. His strength is in understanding the integration of read more

Jacob Mai

Mining Engineering Technical Advisor - German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources

Jacob Mai holds a degree in Geoenvironmental Engineering and Mining Engineering from Clausthal University of Technology. He has comprehensive research experience in the field of environmental impact mitigation in the mining industry gathered in SE-Asia, Central Africa and Central America. read more

Patrick Malone

VP Closure and Governance - Barrick

Patrick Malone is an ESG executive focused on sustainable mining and brownfield redevelopment.  He has more than twenty years of experience in managing complex development projects, including permitting mines on federal lands, the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties, development read more

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney

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

Helga Sonnenberg

CEO - Ecoreg Solutions Inc.

From exploration to closure, Helga has consulted and conducted research related to water quality, fisheries, and aquatic resources for 25 years. She founded Ecoreg Solutions in 2016 with a progressive vision for innovation, collaboration, work culture, and the belief that read more

Naseem Vahed

Senior Engineer Water Management - Anglo America Platinum

Dennis Wilson

VP Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability - Equinox Gold

Dennis Wilson is currently the VP Health Safety Environment and Sustainability for Equinox Gold Corp. which is a mid-tier gold producer with mines in Brail, Mexico, the US and Canada. Dennis previously worked as the Director of Environment and Social read more

Peter Stanley

Abandoned Mines Senior Specialist Advisor - Natural Resources Wales

Peter is a Chartered Geologist initially specialising in land contamination, ground gas and landfill engineering. Over the last fifteen years he has been involved in assessing the impacts of abandoned metal mines in Wales, initially in consulting and then for read more

Ben Chalmers

Senior Vice President - Mining Association Canada

Since joining MAC in 2011, Ben has been responsible for the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, MAC’s award-winning program focused on enabling mining companies to meet society’s needs for minerals, metals and energy products in the most socially, economically and read more

Rachelle Angott

Environment Advisor - Vale

My name is Rachelle Angott, I was born in Thompson Manitoba in 1976, where I make my home today. I am a proud mother of two beautiful children, a son and a daughter. I have worked at Vale’s Manitoba Operation read more

Juan Miguel Pinto

Director, Sales & Strategy - Americas for Energy Recovery Inc.

Juan Miguel Pinto currently holds the position of Director, Sales & Strategy, Americas for Energy Recovery Inc (ERI). Energy Recovery, Inc. provides energy solutions to industrial fluid flow markets worldwide. He joined ERI in 2006 and he played key roles read more

Wayne Douglas

Global Head of Mining R&D and Vice President - FLSmitdth

As Global Head of Mining R&D at FLSmidth, Wayne Douglas drives research, development, innovation and digital solutions for mining customers across the globe. Wayne's strategic role covers the entire mining flowsheet, encompassing product development to wear and aftermarket solutions and, read more

Margarete Kalin-Seidenfaden

Research Director - Boojum Research

Margarete Kalin-Seidenfaden founder of Boojum Research Ltd an R& D firm which has developed ecologically based, self-sustaining decommissioning systems for mine waste and water management areas. She received the Noranda Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reclamation and the Teck-Cominco Environmental read more

Ingrid Oyarzún Olave

Head of Sustainability Innovation, Innovation & Ventures - BHP

Ingrid is a Hydraulic Civil Engineer from Universidad de Chile, with an MBA in Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile) and a Master of Science in Hydrogeologist from Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (Spain). Ingrid has 21 years of combined experience in the read more

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