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Digital masterclass

Tailings Fundamentals: Responsibility and Accountability

PD Hours
Develop a fundamental understanding of tailings management from the perspective of mining executives and board directors.

About this event

Safe and effective management of tailings facilities continue to be a major focus of Boards, investors and the wider community. The AusIMM digital masterclass is an essential learning experience for mining executives and board directors to better understand tailings management from a risk and governance perspective. Delivered over two 90-minute interactive webinars over two weeks, the course will allow participants to ask questions and learn from peers, ensuring content is tailored to current scenarios and industry needs.

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David Williams

David Williams

Professor and Director of Geotechnical Engineering Centre at The University of Queensland; Manager, Large Open Pit Project
Professor David Williams initiated and directs the industry-funded, UQ Geotechnical Engineering Centre at The University of Queensland, which has attracted $10M in funding, and manages the Large Open Pit Project. He has over 40 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, and is internationally recognised for his expertise and experience in mine waste management and mine closure, pertaining to tailings dams in particular.

Professor Williams was a member of an Expert Panel investigating technical causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam failure and is on a number of Tailings Independent Technical Review Boards, including for Escondida.

He authored the 2009 and 2016 Tailings Management Handbook, as part of the Commonwealth Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry. Professor Williams is currently involved in the Working Party for the Australian National Committee for Large Dams Guidelines on Tailings Dams – Planning, Design, Construction, Operation and Closure, published in 2012, with an update in 2019.
Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman

Principal Tailings Engineer, Golder
Peter Chapman is a Principal Tailings Engineer based in Golder’s Perth office. He has been with Golder for over 16 years and is the Mine Waste Group Leader for Australia as well as the Leader of Golder’s global Mine Tailings and Facilities Technical Community. His main role is technical direction on tailings projects across all stages of studies and he is Engineer of Record for multiple TSFs.

Date and Time

Thursday, 10 March 2022 – Thursday, 17 March 2022
3.59am – 12.00am (UTC+10:00)
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