Speakers

Troy Jones

Director of Water - Teck Resources

Blair Douglas

Global Practice Lead, Hydrology - BHP Billiton

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

John McCartney

Vice President Water Management - Barrick Gold

John McCartney is a geologist, engineering geologist, and hydrogeologist by profession.  He has a BSc. in Geology and Chemistry, a Diploma in Engineering Geology, and a MSc. in Hydrogeology.  John’s educational background includes: Victoria University (New Zealand), University of Canterbury read more

Dr Hubert Fleming

Head, Water Strategy - 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

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney

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

Bruno Ferraz

Environment Management - Vale

Briana Gunn

Director of Environmental Affairs, Sustainability & External Relations - Newmont Mining

Jacob Croall

Senior Manager, Water Technology - Newmont Mining

I trained in geochemistry (MSc hons) and spent 6 years as a production metallurgist in a Gold recovery plant in New Zealand.  In this role I was responsible for the site wide water balance and developed a mine to mill read more

Brendan O’Brien

Manager, Environment - Goldcorp

Brendan O’Brien is Environment Manager at Goldcorp Inc in Denver, Colorado.  He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and has 17 years of international experience consulting to and working in the mining industry.  Brendan’s experience has read more

Paul Begin

Chief Financial Officer - Continental Gold

Paul Begin has been with Continental Gold for 8 years and has over 20 years of senior level financial experience. Mr. Begin was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. Additionally, he served as the read more

Seth Mueller

Senior Development Engineer - Environment - Boliden Mines

Frederic Grivel

Mining & Metals Industry Director - SUEZ Groupe

Frédéric Grivel is the Global Mining & Metals Director for SUEZ. He holds a Master Degree from the Grenoble School of Management in France and has 26 years of international experience in the field of environmental services for the industry, read more

Cesar Fonseca

Head of Latin America, 2030 Water Resources Group - World Bank Group

Cesar Fonseca is a seasoned development specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the private and  public sectors and international organizations.  He has worked at USAID, UNICEF, Peru 2021, the Ministry of Women and Social Development of Peru read more

Thomas Genty

Environmental Engineer - Agnico Eagle

Join Agnico Eagle in 2016 Current place : Environment Eng. mainly involved in water treatment and management projects, site reclamation. Previous Experience Project coordinator in a research organization (centre technologique des résidus industriels) : industrial water treatment projects, waste valorization read more

Christina Copeland

Senior Manager, Water Security - CDP

Christina Copeland leads CDP's water work in North America, engaging with companies to improve their disclosure, internal governance and robustness of their water targets and actions in the communities where they operate. A frequent public speaker, she also works on read more

Will Sarni

CEO & MD - Water Foundry

Will is the Founder and CEO of Water Foundry. Previously he was the founder and CEO of DOMANI, a successful sustainability strategy firm which was sold to Deloitte Consulting. At Deloitte he founded the water strategy practice which provided services read more

Andrew Watson

Vice President - Stantec

Andrew Watson is the VP of Stantec’s global mining business and has 20 years of experience in the design and construction dams, tailing storage, heap leach, waste containment facilities, and water management systems. He has worked on projects in North read more

David Luzi

National Technical Leader - Hydrology - Stantec

Dr. David Luzi has over eighteen years of professional and research experience in the fields of fluvial geomorphology and hydrology in Canada and the US. In addition to work on habitat offsetting programs and river restoration projects, his mine water read more

Bryan Ulrich

Vice President, Mine Site Infrastructure - Stantec

Bryan is a leader in geotechnical design for the mining industry with over 30 years of experience designing and  performing independent reviews of mine waste and heap leach facilities.  He has led numerous design efforts for filtered tailings facilities in read more

Steve Chesters

Managing Director - Genesys International

Steve is Managing Director of Genesys International Ltd. manufacturers of antiscalant and cleaning chemicals for the reverse osmosis membrane industry. Steve has 30 years’ experience in water treatment chemistry having worked for Houseman and Nalco in the UK, Singapore and read more

Kristin Pouw

Senior Consultant, Water Management - SRK Consulting

Kristin is a Principal Consultant with SRK Canada, specializing in mine water and wastewater management and treatment. Kristin’s expertise spans desktop study and process modeling, laboratory-scale and pilot plant investigations, engineering, regulatory and permitting support, risk assessments, and commissioning, operator 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

Hilaire Diarra

Group Environmental & Community Manager - Randgold Resources

Holds a Bsc (Hons) in Environmental and Engineering Geology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and an Msc in Applied Earth Sciences (Geoetch and Environment) from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He has worked previously read more

Ashwin Thakkar

Senior Sales Manager - Aquatech

Ashwin Thakkar – based in Toronto, Canada is a Senior Sales Manager at Aquatech International. Mr. Thakkar has been with Aquatech for ~10 years and has over 20 years of experience in the water industry serving various areas of Applications read more

Mei Schelp

Senior Manager, Water Management - Centerra Gold

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