Tools for the Sustainable Management of Mine Water and Tailings

Published on: January 2021

Discover in this article how technology can help manage mine water and tailings while preserving the environment.

On 5 August 2020, Dr. Bruno Oberle, chair of the Global Tailings Review, launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. The Standard sets a precedent for the safe management of tailings facilities, working towards the goal of zero harm. Specifically, Principle 7 of the Standard requires that operators “Design, implement and operate monitoring systems to manage risk at all phases of the facility lifecycle, including closure.”

Despite advances in mining techniques, most mines still use tailings dams, which are among some of the world’s largest engineered structures. In response to the Global Tailings Review and advocacy from society, mining companies around the world are seeking out sustainable operating monitoring systems and business partners to help monitor the tailing facilities under their supervision more closely. Many companies are turning to technology to create operations that are safe, profitable and sustainable.

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