Initiatives to improve the state of practice for water and mineral waste management

CIM Vancouver 2016
Mr Charles Dumaresq (Vice President, Science and Environmental Management - Mining Association of Canada), Mr Rick S.Siwik (President - Siwik Consulting Inc.)
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) held the second workshop on the State of Practice in water and mineral waste management. This presentation provides a summary of both the MAC and CIM initiatives for water, tailings and mineral waste management. CIM and MAC strategies to promote water and mineral waste management as a core business function will be discussed. A summary of presentations by industry experts and workshop participants on management requirements and competency for water and mineral waste facilities will be discussed.

CIM has a role in defining, setting standards and best practices for the National Instrument NI43-101, standards for disclosure of mineral projects. NI43-101 requires disclosure of material environment and social aspects of a project to investors in the marketplace. Water and mineral waste facilities are a significant part of any project. A summary of workshop outcomes of minimum requirements that lead to predictable outcomes and creditability in the marketplace with respect to water and mineral waste facilities will be discussed.
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