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EduMine offering webinar on advanced tailings facility design, construction, operation and closure

News | October 31, 2017 | By:

EduMine will offer a three-day webinar on “Advanced Tailings Facility Design, Construction, Operation and Closure,” March 6–8, 2018, from 8–11 a.m. PST.

The course will include presentations and discussions by experts on topics including:

  • 2017–18 tailings failures and lessons learned
  • New approaches in risk management and decision making about tailings
  • The best of recent tailings conferences
  • New guidelines for tailings facility site characterization
  • Successful upstream and centerline construction
  • Covers for soft tailings closure
  • Seepage analysis and management in tailings facilities
  • Tips for successful filtered tailings facilities
  • Advances in tailings water treatment
  • New equipment for tailings management
  • Preparing an EIS for a new tailings facility

Instructors will discuss each topic by referencing case histories as well as sharing firsthand experiences.

EduMine recommends the course for engineers, scientists, managers and technical personnel, as well as anyone who wants to gain an in-depth appreciation of design, construction, operation and closure of large and complex tailings facilities in difficult and challenging environments. An intermediate understanding of the topic is preferable—EduMine can provide those requiring further background information with online course access in preparation for a more in-depth discussion.

Registered participants who attend the entire webcast and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.

The Early Bird price for the three-day webinar is US$388.00 (a 10% savings) for participants who register at least 30 days before the course start date. Groups of 3 or more or EduMine subscribers can receive an additional 10% discount. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%. The regular fee is US$432.00.


Jack Caldwell, P.E., M.S., J.D., who has more than 35 years of experience in mining, civil, geotechnical and site remediation projects. He is a coauthor of Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation (1993).

Christian Kujawa, P.E., oversees mineral processing for Paterson & Cooke. He has more than 27 years of experience in the extraction of metals, including extensive experience in tailings management.

Patrick Littlejohn, Ph.D., serves on of BQE Water’s Technology Development management committee, contributing to the company’s technology innovation and new market development.

For more information or to register, visit

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