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!

The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information

Our latest article “The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information” published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction is available as a free download until 20 August 2019 directly from the Publishers’ website Elsevier.

To download the paper, visit https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ZJpE7t2zY-Hfk

Bibliographic details
Darren Lumbroso, Caitlin McElroy, Craig Goff, Marta Roca Collell, Gregor Petkovsek, Mark Wetton, The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 38, 2019, 101209, ISSN 2212-4209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101209. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919302766)

A review of tailings dams risks

We published a review of the risks posed by the failure of tailings dams in a report, available from our resources section.

This report provides

  • an overview of risks associated to tailings dams,
  • monitoring regulatory frameworks worldwide,
  • current monitoring methods and techniques,
  • examples of tailings dams failures, ranging from Val di Stava in Italy that occurred in 1985 until the most recent one in Sulliden Shauindo, Peru in 2018. 

The report has a special section dedicated to Peru, where our product DAMSAT will be tested and applied.

Download the report

To download the report free of charge as a pdf document, visit our resources page.