Friday, May 19 – 1pm MT

Water stewardship and management in mining is increasingly becoming a key component of mine development and operation. Water related issues (water resources and water quality) have the potential to create short and long term operational, environmental, reputational and financial risks. Water related costs and risks are also the most difficult to quantify, as they are closely tied to the social license of a project and have the potential to generate decades of post closure management costs. This webinar provides an overview of water related issues and risks for mining projects, and the tools for water stewardship and management.

Presenter: Patrick Williamson, Principal Hydrogeochemist, INTERA

Bio: Patrick Williamson has over three decades of experience in managing geochemical and hydrogeologic investigations for mining projects, including water balances, water resource evaluation and development, waste rock characterization, mine dewatering, and permitting studies for due diligence, Preliminary Economic Assessments, Feasibility Studies, operations, and closure. He is an experienced project manager/principal with a technical focus on mine waste geochemistry/hydrogeology and extensive experience in the mining sector in Mexico and Latin America. Prior to joining INTERA, Patrick established and managed two hydrogeology/ environmental practices in Mexico, where he developed business offerings for mine hydrogeology, geochemistry and social license for water and mining. Patrick has spoken extensively on the topic of best practices for environmental management for mining at conferences throughout Latin America.

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