Probable maximum flood (PMF), probable maximum precipitation (PMP), inflow design flood, environmental design flood, threshold flood, regional flood and return period are just some of the terms involved in designing tailings and contaminated water management facilities. This presentation provides working definitions of these terms and explains why they are necessary and how they are selected. The importance of selecting the proper distribution for a runoff event will be illustrated through a simple example.
David E. Bleiker, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Eastern Canada Mining Sector Leader
AMEC Earth & Environmental
Mr. Bleiker is an associate engineer with 15 years of experience. He has been project manager and/or designer for tailings management systems, water management systems, tailings and water retention dams, fate and contaminant transport studies, engineered containment systems, water covers and dry covers. Mr. Bleiker has also been responsible for closure plan design from initial site assessment through to detailed design and construction. David has built his expertise in water management for tailings management areas, and risk assessment related to tailings containment systems.
David can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.