Gilles Tremblay is the Technical Manager of the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP). INAP is an organization of international mining companies that seeks the prevention of mine-impacted waters through collaborative research, information transfer and networking in support of responsible mineral development. Mr. Tremblay also coordinates activities jointly with the Global Alliance, which has organizations working on acid prevention in Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, South America and USA. He is also involved in the review and update of the GARD Guide, a best practice guide for the prevention of mine-impacted waters and with the organization of the next ICARD in South Africa. Prior to joining INAP Gilles worked for the Government of Canada for more than 33 years coordinating large multi-party R&D consortia related to environmental issues affecting the mining industry. Key activities include managing the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) Program on acidic drainage and the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI).