AMD Management: Risk and Opportunity

Delivery: Online course

Cost:   $500 (excluding GST)

Date: 7 June - 9 July 2021


Description: This short course, facilitated by Okane Consultants (Okane), provides a mine-life-cycle perspective for sustainable management of AMD Risk and Opportunity.  The status quo is to focus on efficiency and compliance when managing closure, and in particular AMD risk.  Presentations, as well as panel discussion, speak to the criticality of effective and sustainable outcomes, rather than the ‘efficient and compliance’ based approach.  Our short course panel of experts advocate for integration to achieve effective and sustainable outcomes, and provide their perspective on ‘the how’ of integration across time, across an operation, and from operations to the board room.

Short course speakers have extensive experience as board members in the mining industry, as well as mine managers, corporate technical managers, site technical managers, and are subject matter experts in the areas of sustainability, project management, geology, geochemistry, mine planning, and cover system / landform design.

This short course focuses on a critical mining industry dilemma; namely, bringing focus to moving closure risks forward into the asset acquisition, development and planning stages of the mine-life-cycle.  Speakers and the live panel discussion challenge the status quo, and provide a strategic approach for resolving this dilemma, using tools that are standard practice in the industry.

Participants will benefit and gain knowledge from the integrated approach advocated by the presenters and during panel discussion.  Discussion will include technical AMD Risk and Opportunity facets, as well as the ‘culture’ within the mining industry and our capacity to evolve from the status quo.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the speakers during a pre-recorded panel discussion, which sets the scene for participants to view each of the ten individual short course modules.  They then have an opportunity to interact with the speakers, ask questions, and discuss any aspect of the short course or AMD Risk and Opportunity during live panel sessions, after having an opportunity to review the presentation in their own time once the short course has gone live.

Two live panel sessions will be organised in differing time zones to allow for participants to choose the time zone that is most suitable.

Please contact us should you have any questions regarding the course. We look forward to seeing you at the live sessions!

Participant Profile: Professionals, trades, management and consultants engaged in the resources sector

Acid and Metalliferous Drainage (AMD) or Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) represents the single biggest environmental issue facing the mining industry worldwide.  The issue can become particularly problematic post mine closure.  Unfortunately, treatment of mine drainage in perpetuity is becoming a more routine solution to this problem.  The purpose of forums such as the Australian AMD Workshop is to discuss, devise and implement proactive strategies for minimising and avoiding AMD during mining operations, so that unpalatable options such as treatment in perpetuity can be avoided.