risk management

Collaborating to Extract Value from Waste

Collaborating to Extract Value from Waste

How do we get more buy in to actually turning tailings wastes into a product?

Is there more opportunity to create products out of those things or have them used as some other sources of reclamation materials to stabilize other sites.

How do we encourage more collaboration on that front?

Read this article, based on sessions of the Mines and Technology conference held in Toronto, October 2-4, 2017, where a panel had a dialogue around this question. 

Barriers to Embracing New Technologies

Barriers to Embracing New Technologies

How can we move forward to embrace new technologies, and the piloting of the many technologies already available, which can both recover value from, and reduce the risks of tailings management?

Read this article, based on sessions of the Mines and Technology conference held in Toronto, October 2-4, 2017, where a panel had a dialogue around this question. 

Ignoring the Potential...

Ignoring the Potential...

Tailings. One of those parts of the mining business that everyone loves to hate. 

External stakeholders see them as large, ugly ponds of toxic sludge, fearing their presence, fighting against their development. Not in my backyard. 

And to the mining business, tailings make up a significant cost - unfortunately being something that no conventional mine has ever been able to eliminate.

So what can be done about it? Are there alternatives?

Don't Let the Rocks Restrict the River

Don't Let the Rocks Restrict the River

How do you add flexibility and iteration into a rigid system?  A defined management structure?  How do you manage stakeholder risks?  And how do you avoid the downfalls of assumptions?

Find your rocks in the river, and let the water flow around them.  Zoom out and take in the full picture.  And ensure you have found and engaged all of your stakeholders!