News and Events
International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures
The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre is pleased to host the International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures (Tailings Dams and Rock Dumps): Design, Construction, Operation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Safety of Facilities in Edmonton, Alberta, May 3-8, 2018.
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. 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?
International Oil Sands Tailings Conference 2018
The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre is pleased to host the 2018 International Oil Sands Tailings Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Stay tuned 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.