Join us as we hear from Industry Experts about the current discussions surrounding the safe construction of tailing dams and the importance of regulatory guidelines and standards.
The move towards lined storages for tailing and waste rock dams has introduced a new range of design challenges for geosynthetic lining systems. Recent events such as the tailing dam collapse in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais Brazil in late January 2019, have highlighted the devastating human and environmental impact of ill-constructed dams, and draw attention to the importance of further geotechnical regulation into the design, construction, operation and closure of tailing storage facilities.
In this seminar our keynote speaker, David Williams will outline the regulatory requirements for tailing facilities and the frequency and financial impacts of tailing dam failures, drawing from case studies.
Our other industry speakers will discuss the importance of geosynthetic reinforcement in successfully facilitating dewatering and closure of tailing dams and will outline the testing options available to model site conditions.
Key themes covered:
Safe construction of tailing dams
Recycling/waste and containment solutions
Regulatory guidelines and standards for tailing dams