Tailings Fundamentals: Responsibility and Accountability
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.
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.