At the II International Congress of Water Engineering and Geotechnics

The II International Congress of Water Engineering and Geotechnics (II CIAG 2019) was held in Trujillo – Peru on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. The event was organized by the College of Engineers of Peru (CIP) and was attended by experts in hydraulic engineering, geotechnics and civil protection works from different Latin American countries .

Dr. Hans Sánchez of FUNAINHI participated as a speaker, presenting the advances provided by DAMSAT for the monitoring of water and tailings dams.

The Congress was a meeting point between researchers and technology developers for infrastructure projects. The occasion provided an excellent opportunity to share the experiences acquired during the development of DAMSAT.

At PERUMIN mining convention

On the 19th of September we were at the second largest Mining Convention in the world, PERUMIN 34. The event was organized by the Institute of Mining Engineers of Peru (IIMP).

Hans Sánchez of FUNAINHI presented DAMSAT in the forum of Technology, Innovation and Sustainability. During his presentation, he explained how satellite applications can help to monitor tailings dams and reduce the risk related to these structures.

The convention was a good opportunity to share experiences with other groups developing technologies for mining applications both in Peru and in other countries.

At the 2019 ICOLD Annual meeting

Our Project Director Craig Goff attended the ICOLD 2019 Annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada in early June.

Craig Goff at ICOLD

He presented the DAMSAT project and participated as a speaker in the Tailings Dams Committee Workshop.

The annual meeting was an excellent opportunity to present DAMSAT to an international audience and to exchange ideas about the project and the challenges faced by the managers when operating and monitoring tailings dams.

Press conference in Cajamarca

On the 14th of May 2019, representatives of the UK Space Agency, HR Wallingford (the project lead), the Fundación Nacional de Ingeniería Hidráulica, the project’s international technical supervisors and representatives of some of the project stakeholders will hold a press conference at the National Institute of Culture of Cajamarca, Peru.

This press conference is one of the events organised in Lima and Cajamarca between the 13th and the 16th of May during the visit in Peru of representatives of the UK Space Agency. The goal of the visit is to strengthen relationships between the UK Space Agency, the project team and the stakeholders in Peru supporting the development of DAMSAT. Keep an eye on this blog, we will be updating you on further events.

For your diary

  • 14th May 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am (local time)
  • Kazu Terada Room of the National Institute of Culture of Cajamarca , Jr. Belén, Cajamarca, Peru
  • To attend the conference please contact Jean Carlo Tirado at +51 918 814 410 or jean.tirado@fundacionhidraulica.com

 

At the EGU conference

The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held every year in April in Vienna, Austria. This year DAMSAT was also there along with more than 16,000 scientists from 113 different countries.

General view of one of the sessions at the EGU conference

Dr Marta Roca presented DAMSAT in a session dedicated to “Earth observations for sustainable development”, chaired by the UK Space Agency and HR Wallingford. The presentation was well received and generated interesting conversations afterwards. You can find it in our Resources page.

Presentation of DAMSAT at the EGU conference