Canada’s Oil Sands innovation Alliance, Canada
Canada’s oil sands innovation alliance – leading innovation in oil sands tailingsRead abstract
Dave joined COSIA in July 2018 from Shell International Exploration & Production in The Hague. His role in the Netherlands started in August 2013 as the manager of non-technical risks for upstream international operated, supporting an oil and gas production portfolio and development strategy across 12 countries where Shell is the operator and/or joint venture partner. Dave’s previous leadership roles included managing the Tailings and Water portfolio for Shell Canada Heavy Oil in Calgary. Prior to Shell, Dave worked 19 years for Teck’s Elk Valley Coal Corporation and its predecessor companies under Fording as well as NYCO minerals. His professional career experience during that time spanned across mining operations, engineering, strategic planning, business development, logistics and marketing. His very first adventures into underground mining date back to 1972 with his small family-owned prospecting company in Southern Sierra, Nevada. Dave completed his education at McGill University, earning a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering in 1989, and later an MBA in 2000 from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Chief Engineer – Department of Water and Sanitation
Integrated Environmental Engineering, South Africa
An economy and ecosystem symbiosis: barrier systems for water conservation and pollution controlRead abstract
Kelvin is the Chief Engineer: Integrated Development in the Department of Water and Sanitation, RSA. He has over 35 years experience which extends from large storage dam developments, through associated civil, environmental and mining infrastructure, to waste management technology. Having specialised in the field of fluid flow through natural materials and geosynthetics, he is a member of SANCOLD, the International Geosynthetics Society, and SA Institute of Civil Engineers; and formerly the Chairman of the IGS Technical Committee on Filters (2014 – 2018). He leads the Department of Water and Sanitation engineering services review panel which advises the Authorities on pollution control and other resource protection works for licensing purposes.
Chief Executive Officer
Federation for a Sustainable Environment, South Africa
Selected extracts from South Africa’s environmental legislation, challenges with the management of gold tailings within the Witwatersrand gold fields and case studies
Dr Caius Priscu
Head of Mineral Residue Facilities and Water Management
Anglo American, Canada
Tailings dam safety: going beyond technical
Caius is a civil geotechnical engineer with close to 30 years’ experience in the water resources and mining industries. His areas of expertise are dam safety, dam engineering (water and tailings), portfolio risk management, geotechnical engineering and due-diligence for tailings and mine waste facilities. Caius spent 23 years in dam construction and consulting engineering before joining the Anglo American technical and sustainability corporate team in 2013, in Santiago, returning to Vancouver in 2019. He holds a PhD in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Montreal. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and British Columbia. During his career, Caius has been involved with various professional organisations, including the Canadian Dam Association, International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Chile, the ICOLD subcommittee on Dam Safety, and the Mining Association of Canada.
Professor Andy Fourie
Professor of Civil and Mining Engineering
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Andy is a Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at The University of Western Australia in Perth.
He has Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and a PhD from Imperial College, University of London. He has worked at the University of Queensland, the University of Witwatersrand and has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research is in the field of mitigating the impact of mining and municipal solid waste disposal. Outcomes from his research have been incorporated in changes to environmental legislation in South Africa. He contributed to a series of Guidelines for managing mine tailings in Australia, as well as developing a document for the International Atomic Energy Association on barrier systems for retaining uranium mining waste.
Dr Angus Paterson
Paterson & Cooke Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Angus is the managing director of the Cape Town office of Paterson & Cooke, having founded the company together with Dr. Robert Cooke in 1991. The company now has offices in South Africa, USA, Canada, UK, Chile and Australia.
Angus completed his Civil Engineering degree at the University of Cape Town in 1984 and continued post graduate studies, completing an MSc in 1986 and a PhD in 1991. His research work focused on the flow behaviour of high concentration backfill slurry pipelines.
Angus has been directly involved in analysis and design of slurry transport systems since 1987 and has worked on slurry pipeline projects throughout the world. These include long distance slurry pipelines, underground paste and backfill distribution systems and numerous conventional, thickened and paste tailings disposal systems.
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