CIM Seminar - Tailings Risk Management


This seminar is offered by the Canadian Instiute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Ottawa Branch 


Professor Dirk van Zyl 
University of British Columbia  

Tuesday, April 4th 
2 - 3 p.m. 

Room 221
555 Booth St.


RSVP by April 3rd to 
Maz Sauber at (613) 995-4823 or Maziar [dot] Sauber [at] canada [dot] ca  



The Mount Polley and Samarco tailings failures have eroded the confidence in the mining industry’s ability to protect people and the environment. This lecture will focus on risk management of tailings facilities, briefly reflecting on these two recent tailings failures. Dirk will discuss the range of risks that must be identified and managed, as well as their risk management approaches. He will demonstrate that much progress is being made in many of these areas but that there are other areas that are not fully embraced and integrated. The challenges that remain will be highlighted.