Thank you!

Yesterday we held the final DAMSAT event where we presented the project’s achievements and outlined potential ways of future collaboration.

During the event we had the participation of Colin Gray, Deputy Head of Mission of the UK Embassy in Peru, Liz Cox from the UK Space Agency and numerous institutions from Peru and other countries.

Thank you all for your participation and support during the development of DAMSAT.

Final online event

After three years of work, DAMSAT comes to an end. On the occasion of the closure of the project we would like to invite you to the Final online event that will take place on Thursday 25 March at 9:00 am (Peru time). Please contact info.damsat@hrwallingford.com if you would like to participate. Please note that the event will be in Spanish.

During the development of the project we reached important milestones, overcame significant obstacles and achieved the objectives we set at the beginning of DAMSAT. Some of the milestones we reached throughout the project were:

  • We developed specialised methodologies to monitor water dams, tailings dams and tailings storage facilites with the application of satellite technology;
  • We helped to reduce the risks posed by the failure of such structures and their associated consequences;
  • We delivered training courses for specialised professionals and project beneficiaries;
  • We engaged in knowledge sharing activities with the various institutions involved in the project;
  • We participated in more than 25 conferences around the world;
  • We published technical papers in industry-leading scientific journals,

None of this would have been possible without the unconditional support of the Peruvian and International Institutions involved in the project. On behalf of the entire DAMSAT team, we would like to reiterate our thanks to all the people and institutions that made the development of the project possible.

We look forward to working together again in the future. Thank you very much!

EMBREA-MUD

Although the failure of a tailings dam can have disastrous consequences, up to this date it had not been possible to accurately simulate them. EMBREA-MUD is a model developed by HR Wallingford with the aim of filling the gap that arose during the development of DAMSAT when the team was analysing the potential impacts associated to the failure of tailings dams.

The model is a two component breach modelling tool that simultaneously takes into account outflows of both water and mud (i.e. tailings). The model can also represent erosion of dam material by both water and tailings, erosion of tailings by water as well as the dynamic forces between water and tailings layer.

Dr. Mohamed Hassan of HR Wallingford presented a paper about EMBREA-MUD in INCOLD 2021. The paper aims to describe the details of the EMBREA-MUD model and its application to a number of test cases including the well-known case of Mount Polley.

The paper can be downloaded from our Resources page.

Event: Innovative solutions to promote sustainable mining in Peru

During the first week of March, the British Embassy in Peru and the Peruvian-British Chamber of Commerce have organised the “Sustainability Week”, which features a series of webinars that promote sustainable practices in different sectors and industries.

The UK is one of the leading countries committed to the development and use of practices that promote sustainable and environmentally responsible mining activities. That is why the last session of Sustainability Week will be dedicated to sharing experiences and innovative solutions that promote sustainable mining in Peru.

Dr. Marta Roca from HR Wallingford has been invited to present DAMSAT as one of the successful case stories that demonstrates the development of innovative applications that support sustainable mining activities.

The event is free and only requires previous registration in the following link.

Event details:
Name: Sustainable Week
Sesion 5 – Innovative solutions to promote sustainable mining in Peru
Time (Perú): 9:00 am – 11:00 am
link: https://eu.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=200218280&