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International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures

The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre is pleased to host the Second Circular International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures in Edmonton, Alberta, May 11-16, 2017.

This comprehensive short course is comprised of five days of 40 lecture hours and three tutorials on the design, construction, operation, monitoring, evaluation and safety of mining facilities. Lecturers include Norbert Morgenstern, Tim Eaton, Andy Robertson, Dirk Van Zyl, Bryan Watts, G. Ward Wilson and many more distinguished researcher / practitioners. For more information and/or to register, please contact Sally Petaske at sally.petaske[at]ualberta.ca

TOPICS: • Characterization of Ore and Rock • Engineering Properties of Tailings and Waste Rock • Geochemical Characteristics • Surface Tailings Disposal • Waste Rock Impoundments • Hydrology and Groundwater • Surface Impoundments Siting, Challenges and Case Studies • Conventional Tailings Embankment Design • Oil Sands Tailings, Dam Design and Construction • Failure Mechanisms and Case Studies • Seepage Analysis and Saturated/Unsaturated Flow • Stability Analysis of Tailings Impoundment • Settlement and Deformation Analysis • Seismicity and Dynamic Analysis • In-situ Characterization, Testing and Monitoring • Water Balance and Control in Surface Impoundments • Mine Waste Management in the Arctic • Compliance Regulations, Current and Emerging Practice • Dam Safety and Inspection • Covers and Closure • Future Directions – Where are we going now?

Tailings and Mine Waste 2017

The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre is pleased to host Tailings and Mine Waste 2017 in Banff, Alberta, November 5-8, 2017. Visit www.tmw2017.com for more details and the call for abstracts. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibitor booths, please contact Sally Petaske at conference[at]ostrf.com


For more geotechnical engineering events, visit the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton or
Canadian Geotechnical Society websites.