8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration, networking and exhibition
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Introduction from conference chairs
Eduardo Marquez Lesley Warren
9:20 AM
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Panel discussion: industry overview of the water in mining landscape
  • How are society and stakeholder expectations changing? How should industry be adapting? 
  • What more can be done to tackle trust and engagement?  
  • Opportunities to unite industry and drive the water stewardship agenda  
Lesley Warren Scott Diggles
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
5 common operational decisions with long-term consequences 
  • Changing business decisions to reflect values  
  • Considering the social impact of water  
  • Setting meaningful water targets  
  • Best practice in ESG  
Blair Douglas
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Water conservation, reuse and recycling
  • Balancing governance and practical solutions 
  • Water balancing strategies  
  • Embedding water risk management into planning  
David Oliphant
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
Questions and answers
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM
Panel discussion, questions and answers: managing rapid changes in the regulatory space
  • How is regulation around water in mining evolving?  
  • How are industry adapting and innovating? 
  • How can regulators and mining companies work more closely for mutual benefit? 
  • The regulator’s expectations for engagement with indigenous communities and external stakeholders  
Sean Shaw Bill Pain Luc Lachance Nadia Haider Kristin Pouw
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Capital expenditure and financial planning on the road to net zero
  • Current challenges, opportunities and what’s next? 
Megan Goodman
11:35 AM
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Re-thinking financing green water infrastructure
  • Assessing financial models for cost sharing of nature-based solutions  
  • Developing new forms of financing  
Alexis Morgan
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Assessing the value of water in management planning 
  • What does water valuation mean for miners
  • Balancing financial and social return  
  • Challenges and some promising approaches
Jed Youngs
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
Overcoming blockers to innovation
  • The role of research facilities in bringing innovation to industry  
Andrea Sedgwick
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Democratizing mine-water operations and modelling with MIKE Mine
  • Real-Time Data and Reconciliation: Integrates real-time measurement data with groundwater or water balance model for immediate reconciliation, enabling swift and informed decision-making.
  • User-Friendly Transparency: Transforms complex groundwater models into accessible tools for all users, enhancing understanding and interaction.
  • Automated Alerts and Sharing: Automatically notifies deviations from expected measurements and facilitates easy data sharing within the organization, improving response times and decision accuracy.
Robin Dufour
1:05 PM - 1:10 PM
Question & answer session
Alexis Morgan Jed Youngs Andrea Sedgwick
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Fork buffet lunch, networking & exhibition
2:10 PM
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM

ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework: understanding and advancing water stewardship practices   
Sally Innis, Senior Programme Officer, Mine Closure and Water, ICMM

Gold Fields’ Water Stewardship journey  
Nosimo Macatsha, Principal Closure and Water, Gold Fields

Driving the water stewardship agenda  
Nalaine Morin, Vice President, Sustainability, Skeena Resources 

Harmonizing sustainability and resiliency by integrating adaptability in mine water stewardship
Mario Bianchin, Director Mine Water Resources Western Canada, AtkinsRealis
Gabriel Castillo, Director, ESG & Sustainability, AtkinsRealis 

Sally Innis Nosimo Macatsha Nalaine Morin Mario Bianchin Gabriel Castillo

Rook I Project: NexGen’s Approach to Water Stewardship through Planning and Design
Chad Novotny, Lead, Waste and Water, NexGen Energy 

An early and integrated approach to reduce ESG-related risks in mine water treatment
Danika Montpetit, Water Process Engineer-in-Training, Hatch
Brittany Lilly, Intermediate Process Engineer, Hatch

Kinross water management commitment and approach
Isabel Espinoza, Great Bear Engineering Manager, Infrastructure, Kinross Gold 

Chad Novotny Danika Montpetit Brittany Lilly Isabel Espinoza
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Maximising water conservation in a bid to tackle climate change
  • What can be done quickly and how should we be preparing for the long-term? 
  • The role of water stewardship initiatives  
Shirley Neault
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Climate change adaptation: tackling water scarcity and abundancy issues
  • The role of modelling for multiple scenarios  
  • Down-scaling climate models to mining regions  
  • Adapting stormwater management practices to changes in rainfall intensities  
Claire Cote
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Development of an Operational Water Management Framework 
  • Agnico Eagle’s risk reduction strategy
  • Approaches to complying with water governance frameworks
  • Risk management related to closure and climate change
Jessica Huza
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Live polling, questions & answers
4:50 PM
Close of day one
5:00 PM
Water in Mining Global Summit Networking Drinks

 A chance to reflect upon the day’s content and engage with peers in an informal setting 

8:45 AM - 9:20 AM
Registration, networking and exhibition
9:20 AM - 9:25 AM
Introduction from conference chairs and summary from day one
Eduardo Marquez Lesley Warren
9:25 AM
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote: Meaningful indigenous business partnerships: what do they look like in practice?
Paul Gruner
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
The power of communication and engagement with local communities
  • Working towards co-development of solutions  
  • The role of active listening  
  • Challenges around engagement with multiple stakeholders  
Nish Logeswaran
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
Case study: developing effective partnerships between mining companies and indigenous communities
  • Examples of recent trials  
  • Driving co-development of solutions  
  • Community engagement priorities 
Melissa Leclair Jennifer Simard
10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
Questions, panel discussion and live polling: building trust with first nations
  • The importance of first nations in collaboration with regulators and industry  
  • Pathways, opportunities and deal breakers for indigenous communities  
  • How can we make relationships better? 
Nalaine Morin Jed Youngs Paul Gruner Nish Logeswaran Melissa Leclair Jennifer Simard
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closure water management  

  • Managing compliance and conflict  
  • Remediation strategies  
  • Looking at closure differently  

Gareth Wolff, Manager, Environmental Geoscience, Major Mines Office, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Lisbon Valley Uranium Mill Groundwater Plume: Delivering Bad News 

  • Managing unexpected findings from site characterization work 
  • Delivering the message to the regulator 
  • Building trust and progressing site closure 

Joel Bauman, Principal Hydrogeologist, BHP

Gareth Wolff Joel Bauman

Water treatment Innovation
Quantum Wei, Founder and CEO, Harmony Desalting

Best practice water treatment and contaminant control  

  • Alternatives to address ammonia in mine water

Henlo Du Preez, Regional Practice Technology Leader, Industrial Water, Stantec

Water treatment and contaminant control solutions
Fab Pakizehkar, Domain Leader, Industrial-Process, Canada, US & Caribbean, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Assessing hydraulic performance in high salinity coal mine discharge lagoons for efficient contaminant removal

  • Current and future opportunities

Vasiliki Ioannidou, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering,  Leeds Beckett University

Henlo Du Preez Vasiliki Ioannidou Quantum Wei Fab Pakizehkar
12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
Fork buffet lunch, networking & exhibition
1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 1:55 PM
Codelco’s water management strategy
  • Long and short-term priorities
  • Stewardship goals
Mariana Concha
1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
Newmont’s water management strategies
  • Watershed risk assessment update  
  • Governance from enterprise to site  
Kristin Pouw
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Water efficiency and integrated water planning opportunities
  • Pathway to an effective water management strategy  
  • Working collectively with stakeholders in the catchment  
  • Environmental benefits  
Sandy Fabritz
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Questions and answers 
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Embracing Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools to strengthen mine water managmeent and stewardship
  • Introduction to NLP and the opportunities it presents 
  • Case study applications  
  • Evolving research directions  
Nadja Kunz
3:35 PM - 3:50 PM
Advancing Molecular DNA-based Methods in Aquatic Biomonitoring: Summary and Research Update
  • Regulatory, Industry and Research Context
  • New Molecular Biomonitoring Applications - Species at Risk, Invasive Species, Biodiversity Assessment and Environmental Effects Monitoring
  • Business Value and Positive Societal Impact
Helga Sonnenberg
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
Applications of meta-omics technologies to transform mine water management
  • Monitoring and treatment through new microbial knowledge development  
  • Smarter, more sustainable and adaptive monitoring tools: future opportunities 
  • Case study using Sulfur compounds  
Lesley Warren
4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Live polling, questions & answers
4:15 PM
Close of Water in Mining Global Summit 2024