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
WATER IN MINING: THE STRATEGIC & REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
 
 
 
 
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 Emma Gagen
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 - 10:20 AM
Water conservation, reuse and recycling
 
  • Balancing governance and practical solutions 
  • Water balancing strategies  
  • Embedding water risk management into planning  
 
David Oliphant
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
 
 
 
 
11:35 AM
INVESTMENT & INNOVATION ON THE PATH TO A GREEN TRANSITION
 
 
 
 
11:35 AM - 11:50 AM
Capital expenditure and financial planning on the road to net zero
 
  • Current challenges, opportunities and what’s next? 
 
Pratima Divgi
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Re-thinking financing green water infrastructure
 
  • Assessing financial models for cost sharing of nature-based solutions  
  • Developing new forms of financing  
 
Alexis Morgan
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Assessing the value of water in management planning 
 
  • Overcoming cost and regulatory blockers  
  • Balancing financial and social return  
  • The next big trends: how do we get them to market?
 
Jed Youngs
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
Overcoming blockers to innovation
 
  • The role of research facilities in bringing innovation to industry  
 
Andrea Sedgwick
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Panel discussion, questions and live polling: aligning mining company and investor expectations
 
  • Addressing investor risk and return  
  • Collaborative opportunities for mutual benefit  
  • Shift to desalination: an economic analysis  
 
Pratima Divgi Alexis Morgan Jed Youngs Andrea Sedgwick
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Fork buffet lunch, networking & exhibition
 
 
 
 
2:10 PM
BREAKOUT STREAMS
 
 
 
 
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
Stream A: DRIVING WATER STEWARDSHIP
 

ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework: understanding and advancing water stewardship practices   

Emma Gagen, Manager, 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 

 
Emma Gagen Nosimo Macatsha Nalaine Morin
Stream B: TRANSFORMING TREATMENT
 

The development, optimization and execution of a mine water treatment process – an integrated approach to mine water management

Representatives, Hatch

 
 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
 
 
 
 
3:45 PM
ADAPTING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE 
 
 
 
 
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 approach to risk reduction 
  • Future opportunities
 
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
TRUST, ENGAGEMENT & EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
 
 
 
 
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
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
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Refreshments, networking & exhibition
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM
BREAKOUT STREAMS
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:35 PM
Stream C: WATER TREATMENT & CONTAMINANT CONTROL
 

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 Fab Pakizehkar
Stream D: MINE CLOSURE & LEGACY MINES
 

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
12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
Fork buffet lunch, networking & exhibition
 
 
 
 
1:35 PM
WATER EFFICIENCY & INTEGRATED PLANNING
 
 
 
 
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
DATA & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
 
 
 
 
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Embracing technology innovation to enhance water management in mining
 
  • Techno-economic models to incentivize industry adoption of water and tailings technologies 
  • Opportunities around remote sensing to tackle data gaps  
  • What role could AI play? 
 
Nadja Kunz
3:40 PM - 4:00 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
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Live polling, questions & answers
 
 
 
 
4:15 PM
Close of Water in Mining Global Summit 2024