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Claire Côte
Associate Professor, Director, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) – The University of Queensland


20 min

Progressing towards leading practice tailings management through knowledge integration and communication

Tailings storage facilities are among the most visible legacies of mining operations and we recently witnessed the impacts that a failure could have. In response, new global standards have been released, with the aim to achieve zero harm to people and the environment.

To achieve this, we need comprehensive mine-wide environmental management systems to support an integrated and inter-disciplinary knowledge base; and innovative tools that combine data and technical studies, promote cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing, and facilitate document management.

This presentation explores how software innovation can assist companies to meet these objectives.