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Webinar: Tailings Management 101

PD Hours
In this webinar you will learn the basics of tailings management, including the implications of the GISTM for your business, which will make you more able to accommodate its requirements and to meet community expectations.  

About this event

This webinar is directed to the full range of professionals, managers and operators with some involvement in and responsibility for tailings management.

Topics covered will include:

  • Why and how are tailings produced?
  • Drivers of and approaches to tailings management globally
  • Selected tailings dam failures, highlighting the technical causes of the Fundão and Brumadinho tailings dam failures
  • How has the mining industry got to this point?
  • The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, ALARP, and the next steps for Operators and their Consultants
  • Preferred operation of a tailings storage facility
  • Potential contamination from tailings
  • Barriers to implementing innovative tailings management
  • Future of tailings storage facilities

Professor David Williams

Director of the Geotechnical Engineering Centre, The University of Queensland.
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
David Williams is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Director of the Geotechnical Engineering Centre and Manager of the Large Open Pit Project at The University of Queensland. He is internationally recognised for his expertise in mine waste management and mine closure and was on the Expert Panel to investigate the technical causes of the 2019 Brumadinho tailings dam failure in Brazil.

Date and Time

Thursday, 14 October 2021
4.00pm – 5.30pm (UTC+10:00)


AusIMM Members $0.00
Non Members $30.00
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