Program Highlights2019-04-15T14:22:18+00:00

Program Highlights

Tailings Activities

Sunday – CDA workshop on Dam Safety for Mining Dams and recent updates on Guidelines

Monday morning – Tailings workshop presentations (1) to be published Bulletin – Tailings Dam Design- Technology Update; (2) discussion of new Bulletin on Tailings Dam Safety, which articulates good design and good governance practices for tailings dam safety; and (3) Tailings Dam Surveillance. Young Engineers forum – activities.

Tuesday – Tailings Subcommittee meeting: work on new bulletins, country updates

Wednesday morning – Plenary Sessions, which also includes a keynote on Upstream Tailings Dams

Wednesday afternoon – Tailing Symposium with 12 technical papers

Thursday – Technical tour to Queens University geosynthetic testing facilities and boat tour/lunch.

Friday morning – Workshop with Mining Association of Canada: Tailings dam governance and new update of the Operations Maintenance and Surveillance Guideline, with discussions on Critical Controls for tailings dam safety.

Friday afternoon – Workshop with Canadian Geotechnical Society: Tailings research with collaboration with universities with key topics of: dam break assessment, static liquefaction, co-disposal technologies and instrumentation/monitoring technologies.

Saturday – Monday – East Tailings Tour: Canadian Malartic, Porcupine Complex and Vale Sudbury.

Sunday – Tuesday – West Tailings Tour: Winery, Highland Valley Copper, Copper Mountain and New Afton.

Social activities: Opening ceremony, young professionals boat cruise, cultural night, closing dinner plus accompanying person activities.