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Technical and Social Program

November 7-9, 2018. Hotel Santiago, Chile 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

14:00-19:00 Registration, Foyer

15:00-17:30 SANAP Meeting - South American Network on Acid Prevention

18:00-18:30 Authors and Session Chair Coordination Meeting, Ballroom A & B

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 07
Ballroom A&B
Inaugural Ceremony
19:00
Words of Welcome
  • Bárbara Alcayaga, Planning for Closure 2018 Manager; Conferences Manager, Gecamin, Chile
  • David Mulligan, Planning for Closure 2018 Co-organizer; Director, Environment Centers, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Amélia Dondero, Planning for Closure 2018 Co-organizer; Director, Centro de Minería, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Doina Priscu, Planning for Closure 2018 Program Director; Sustainability and Mine Closure Consultant, Chile

Opening Address

(ENG) Integrated Life of Mine Planning: Making Closure Redundant
Carl GrantPlanning for Closure 2018 Chair; Head of Mine Closure Planning, Anglo American

20:00 - 21:30 Welcome Reception. Foyer.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 08
Ballroom A&B
Plenary Session 1
Chair: Carl Grant, Head of Mine Closure Planning, Anglo American
08:20
Daily program updates
08:30
(SPA) Ceasing Historic Operations at Codelco: An Intermediate Step Towards Long Term Closure Eduardo Sanzana, Codelco, Chile
09:00
(SPA) Assessing Closure Risks: Review of BHP Methodology Karina López, BHP Pampa Norte, Chile
09:30
(SPA) Partial Reprogramming of Ovalle’s Plant Closure Plan of ENAMI Plácido Ávila, Empresa Nacional de Minería (ENAMI), Chile
10:00 - 10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of WSP
Ballroom A
Session 1: Design of Mining Operations for Closure and Progressive Remediation
Chair: Karina López, BHP Pampa Norte, Chile
10:50
(ENG) Integrating Erosion Prediction into Landform Designs for Rehabilitation and Closure Planning Evan Howard, Landloch, Australia
11:10
(SPA) Satellite Technology to Plan Mine Closure

Agustín Cardenas, San Andres University, Bolivia and Natalia Cardenas, Independent, Australia

11:30
(ENG) Moatize Coal Mine Closure Plan Update Based on Waste Rock Backfill and the New Production Reality

Daniel Ruas, Filipe Silveira and Richardson Faria, Vale, Brazil

11:50
(ENG) Case Study in Evaluating Value of Active vs Reactive Rehabilitation Planning

Ian Neilsen and Janelle Plan, Deswik Mining Consultants, Australia

12:10
(SPA) Demolition of Assets within Mine Closure Plans Michel Chait, Flesan, Chile
Ballroom B
Session 2: Closure Risk Assessment and Closure Criteria
Chair: Marcelo Zepeda, Teck Carmen de Andacollo, Chile
10:50
(ENG) Integrated Closure Planning Systems: A Structured Approach to Opportunities Analysis Creates Significant Value

Carl Grant, Anglo American, Mike Slight, Mike Slight & Associates, Australia and Harley Lacy, Stantec, Australia

11:10
(ENG) Modeling an Undisturbed Landform to Enhance the Assessment of a Final Rehabilitated Landform Design

John Lowry, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia; Monishka Narayan and Ken Evans, Charles Darwin University, Australia; Ken Evans, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia; and Greg Hancock, University of Newscastle, Australia

11:30
(ENG) Management of Health Risk from Arsenic Contamination from Mining for Closure Purposes

Barry Noller, Centre for Mined Land Rehabiliation (CMLR), SMI UQ, Australia; Jack Ng, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, UQ, Australia; Jiajia Zheng and Raijeli Taga, CMLR, SMI UQ, Australia; Violet Diacomanolis, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, UQ, Australia; and Hugh Harris, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia

11:50
(ENG) Exposure and Health Risk Apportionment of Arsenic in Environmental and Dietary Matrices in a Gold Mining Town

Jack Ng, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, UQ, Australia; Virginia Ciminelli, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Massimo Gasparon, UQ, Australia; Gabriela Silva and Claudia Caldeira, National Inst. of Science and Technology on Mineral Resources, Water and Biodiversity, Brazil

12:10
(ENG) The North Fork Rose Creek Realignment Project: An Urgent Works Project before Final Closure

Jim Cassie and Jack Seto, BGC Engineering, Canada

Ballroom C
Session 3: Closure of Tailings Deposits
Chair: René Orellana, Codelco, Chile
10:50
(ENG) Geomorphic Analysis for Tailings Dam Design in Consideration of a 1000-Year Closure Design Life Neeltje Slingerland, University of Alberta, Canada; Allison Isidoro, Golder, Canada; Sebatian Fernandez and Nicholas Beier, University of Alberta, Canada
11:10
(SPA) Tailings Impoundment Closure Enhancement Antonio Sotil, Amy Adams and Craig Hall, Knight Piésold, Canada
11:30
(ENG) Chemical Engineering of Sulfidic Pb-Zn Tailings for Rapid Phytostabilization Felipe Saavedra-Mella, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI UQ, Australia; Gordon Southam, The University of Queensland, Australia; and Longbin Huang, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI UQ, Australia
11:50
(ENG) Mineralogical and Geochemical Controls on Tailings Transport: A Case Study from Chile Ursula Kelm and Juan Alcalde, IGEA, Univ. de Concepción, Chile; David Rubinos, SMI-ICE, UQ, Chile; and Mansour Edraki, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI UQ, Australia
12:10
(SPA) Dambreak Studies for the Surveillance, Risk Controls Management and the Closure Planning of Tailing Dams Gabriel Troncoso and Jasna Zúñiga, Stantec, Chile
12:30-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace
Ballroom A
Session 4: Physical and Chemical Stability of Wastes
Chair: Ana Luisa Morales, Kinross Chile
14:00
(ENG) Case Study: Managing Sub-Surface Erosion on Rehabilitated Tailings Dam Batters Janine Cameron, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Australia; and Evan Howard, Landloch, Australia
14:20
(SPA) Phytoremediation of Tailings from a Chilean Copper Mine Estefania Milla-Moreno and Robert Guy, University of British Columbia, Canada
14:40
(SPA) Assessment of Chemical Stability in Waste Dumps: A Methodology for Acid Drainage Predictions Jorge Rivera, Fernanda Escorza, Edgardo Fuentealba, Karina González, Patricia Silva and Francisco Arriagada, Arcadis, Chile
15:00
(ENG) Planning Closure of Arizona Closed Sites using Field Erodibility Studies and Erosion Modeling

Terry Braun, SRK Consulting, USA; Evan Howard, Landloch, Australia; and Trevor Chesal, BHP, Canada

15:20
(ENG) Physical Properties of Acidic Mine Water Treatment Solids: Methods, Results, and Lessons Learned

Nicholas Brink and Phillip Crouse, Stantec, USA; and Trevor Chesal, BHP, USA

Ballroom B
Session 5: Suface and Groundwater Management
Chair: Jacques Wiertz, SMI-ICE, The University of Queensland, Chile
14:00
(SPA) Natural Drainage Basins as Fundamental Units for Mine Closure Planning: Aurora and Pastor I Quarries Cristina Martín, María Tejedor amd José Martín, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain; José Nicolau, Univ. de Zaragoza, Spain; Ernest Bladé, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain; Sara Nyssen, Unv. Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Miguel Lalaguna, Univ. de Zaragoza, Spain; Alejandro de Lis and Ivón Cermeño, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain; and José Gómez, Cemex España
14:20
(SPA) Developing Hydrological Scenarios for Extreme Flooding Events as a Framework for Risk Analysis of Mine Infrastructure Gustavo Moran, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada; Doug Aitken, SMI-ICE, UQ, Chile; Pedro Paolini, LP Consultores, Chile; John-Paul Arp and Paul Arp, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada
14:40
(SPA) Semi-Passive System for the Bioremediation of Contaminated Water Using Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Marcela Muñoz, Rory Tibbals, Renzo Peirano, ARD Solutions, Chile
15:00
(ENG) The Role of Reactive Minerals in Dissolved Copper Groundwater Remediation Peter Reid, Jake Gossen, and Gerry Papini, Hemmera, an Ausenco company, Canada
15:20
(SPA) Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Aquatic and Terrestrial Vegetation Tissues in Areas of Environmental Liabilities Lizardo Cahuana and Osvaldo Aduvire, SRK, Peru
Ballroom C
Session 6: Progressive, Partial, Integrated Closure; and LoM Planning
Chair: Carlos Brito, KGHM, Chile
14:00
(ENG) Progressive Mine Reclamation … Can We Enhance it to Include Mine Rock Facility Design? Greg Meiers and Mike OKane, OKane Consultants, Canada
14:20
(ENG) Landform Rehabilitation Planning at Kumba Iron Ore: Bringing the Lessons from the Past into the Future Harley Lacy, Stantec, Australia; Carl Grant and Todd Bell, Anglo American; Jaco Lambrechts and Werner Voigt, Kumba Iron Ore, South Africa
14:40
(ENG) Restoration in Smelter-Impacted Landscapes in Northern Regions: A Comparison of Canadian and Russian Experiences Peter Beckett and Graeme Spiers, Laurentian Univ., Canada; Sergey Koptsik and Galina Koptsik, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russia
15:00
(ENG) Can the Circular Economy Drive a Transformational Shift in Planning for Closure? Glen Corder, Philip Bangerter, Mansour Edraki and Artem Golev, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI UQ, Australia
15:20
(SPA) Genomic Studies Optimize Environmental Services for Mine Closure Claudia Ortiz, Daniel Barros, Rodolfo Parada and Macarena Mellado, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
15:40-16:20 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of WSP
Ballroom A&B
Plenary Session 2
Chair: Eduardo Sanzana, Corporate Mine Closure Director, Codelco, Chile
16:20
(SPA) Institutionality of Territorial Dialogue Danae Mlynarz, Alianza Valor Minero, Chile
16:50
(SPA) Closure of Mine Sites: How to Plan for the Future Juan Manuel Correa, SERNAGEOMIN, Chile
17:20
(SPA) The Role of the Competent Person in the Chilean Mine Closure Law Hans Göpfert, Comisión Minera de Chile
17:50 - 20:00 Networking Cocktail. Foyer
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 09
Ballroom A&B
Plenary Session 3
Chair: Amelia Dondero, Centro de Minería, P. Univ. Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
08:20
Daily program updates
08:30
(SPA) Words of Welcome Carolina Sánchez, Secretary of Mining Policy, Ministry of Production and Labor, Government of Argentina
08:40
(SPA) Towards Sustainable Mining in Argentina: Development of a National Policy on Mine Closure Carolina Del Valle, National Department of Sustainable Mining Production, Secretariat of Mining Policy, Ministry of Production and Labor, Argentina
09:15
(SPA) Modification to Chilean Closure Law and National Policy on Tailings Pablo Terrazas, Undersecretary, Ministry of Mining, Government of Chile
10:00 - 10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer
Ballroom A
Session 7: Open Pit and Underground Closure
Chair: Doina Priscu, Sustainability and Mine Closure Consultant, Chile
10:50
(SPA) Geomorphic Design and Modeling for Best Practice Mine Rehabilitation: The Drayton Mine Eexample Greg Hancock, Univ. of Newcastle, Australia; José Martín, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain; and Gary Willgoose, Univ. of Newcastle, Australia
11:10
(ENG) Preventing Pollution from Underground Mines: Active and Decommissioned Jeff Taylor, Nigel Murphy, Andrew Sampaklis and Nick Staheyeff, Earth Systems Consulting, Australia
11:30
(ENG) Design of Parallel-Sided Haulage Plugs at a Gold Mine in South Africa Nina Slawson and Chantelize van der Merwe, SRK Consulting, South Africa
11:50
(ENG) New Calumet Mining Restoration Work: A Successful Experience Carl Gauthier and Simon Latulippe, WSP, Canada
12:10
(ENG) Characterization and Hydrochemical Tracers Analysis in an Abandoned Mine: Minas Gerais, Brazil Rafael Pimenta and Rubens Moreira, Environmental Service, Center for the  Development of Nuclear Technology (CDTN), Brazil
Ballroom B
Session 8: Closure Costs
Chair: Petri Salopera, Nueva Unión, Chile
10:50
(SPA) State of Practice of Closure Costs Calculation: Comparative Analysis between Guidelines Andrés López, Wood, Chile; René Toro, P. Univ. Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; and Álvaro Paredes, Wood, Canada
11:10
(SPA) Financial Guarantees for the Closure of Mining Operations in Colombia Karen Barros, Alejandra García and Giovanni Franco, Univ. Nacional de Colombia
11:30
(SPA) Guarantee for Closure: Financial Aspects Related to Mine Closure and Proposals Paulina Riquelme, Valentina Sepúlveda, Paula Reyes and Jorge Brower, Eelaw Environmental and Energy Legal Advice, Chile
11:50
(SPA) Mine Closure Costs: Peru Case Jorge Chávez, EnPhys, Peru
12:10
To be confirmed
Ballroom
NO SESSION
Chair: No session
10:50
No Session
11:10
No Session
11:30
No Session
11:50
No Session
12:10
No Session
12:30-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace
Ballroom A
Session 9: Regulatory Aspects
Chair: César Hernández, SERNAGEOMIN, Chile
14:00
(ENG) Introducing the APEC Mine Closure Checklist for Governments Bjorn Weeks, Golder, Canada; Eleni Deroukakis, Natural Resources Canada; and Mark Freberg, Teck, Canada
14:20
(SPA) Analysis of Sensitivity to the Valuation of Closure Planning for the Audit Process María Luisa Delgado, Independent Consultant and Auditor, Chile
14:40
(SPA) Regulatory Approach to Mine Closure in Chile: Critical Analysis and Proposals Paulina Riquelme, Valentina Sepúlveda and Jorge Brower, Eelaw Environmental and Energy Legal Advice, Chile
Ballroom B
Session 10: Stakeholder Engagement in Closure Planning
Chair: Norman Gridley, Quellaveco Project, Anglo American, Peru
14:00
(SPA) Mine Closure and Social Performance: An Industry Discussion Paper

John Owen and Deanna Kemp, SMI-CSRM, UQ, Australia; Nigel Wight, SMI-ICE-Chile, UQ, Chile

14:20
(ENG) Social Closure Engagements with Arizona Mining Community Doug Bannerman and Daphne Place-Hoskie, BHP Petroleum, USA
14:40
(ENG) Planning for Positive Post-Mine Legacies

Roger Higgins, Mansour Edraki and Anna Littleboy, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia

Ballroom
NO SESSION
Chair: No session
14:00
No Session
14:20
No Session
14:40
No Session
15:00-15:40 Coffee Break. Foyer
Ballroom A&B
Plenary Session 4
Chair: David Mulligan, Director, Environment Centers, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia
15:40
(ENG) BHP’s Integrated Approach to Achieve Optimized Closure Outcomes Joanne Heyes and Daphne Place-Hoskie, BHP, Australia
16:10
(ENG) The Moquegua Dialogue Table for Establishing Agreements on Water, Environmental and Social Issues Norman Gridley and Eduardo Serpa, Quellaveco Project, Anglo American, Peru
Ballroom
Closing Ceremony
16:40
Seminar Balance and Final Comments
  • Bárbara Alcayaga, Planning for Closure 2018 Manager; Conferences Manager, Gecamin, Chile
  • Amelia Dondero, Planning for Closure 2018 Co-organizer; Director, Centro de Minería, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
  • David Mulligan, Planning for Closure 2018 Co-organizer; Director, Environment Centers, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Doina Priscu, Planning for Closure 2018 Program Director; Sustainability and Mine Closure Consultant, Chilee
  • Carl Grant, Planning for Closure 2018 Chair; Head of Mine Closure Planning, Anglo American
Ballroom
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Mine Closure: Risk Compliance Assessment at the First Closure Experience in a World Class Mining Operation in Peru Christian Puebla, Eduardo Astorga and Leonardo Cornejo, Mining Core Business Consulting, Chile
Water Treatment at a Site in Northern British Columbia Using a Mobile Treatment Plant Sohan Basra and Prab Bathia, Applied Water Treatment Solutions, Canda; and Jorge Chávez, EnvPhys, Peru