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International Virtual Exhibition – San Juan, key province for Argentina mining development

Anastasia Bolton from CATAPULT, one of the project partners, will be presenting DAMSAT in an International Virtual Exhibition organised by Panorama Minero. It’s a free virtual event and you only need to register your participation in the following link. After you’ve registered, you can access the conference through the Virtual Exhibition platform.

The details of the event are as follows:

For more information about the event, please visit the following link.

DAMSAT: Final version

We have the pleasure to announce that the final version of DAMSAT is available to all the Peruvian organisations that are collaborating with the development of the project.

The main improvements made from the previous version are:

  • New Tailings Beach Module available for the tailings dams
  • Integrations of ECWMF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) rainfall forecasts to all sites
  • Risks analysis for all sites located in Pasco
  • Automation of analytical processes
  • General improvements on the user interface and data processing

The User Manual and the Technical Specifications Manual can be downloaded from our Resources page

New Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The Global Tailings Review, a project led by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has officially launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management.

This document is the first international standard on the operation of tailings facilities. It has the main objective of “zero harm to people and the environment with zero tolerance for human fatality” throughout the complete lifecycle of these structures. The Standard provides a framework for creating safe tailings facilities while leaving some room to operators on how to achieve it.

The framework sets out a series of principles and requirements for the managing of tailings facilities considering the following aspects:

  1. Affected Communities
  2. Integrated Knowledge Base
  3. Design, Construction, Operation and Monitoring of the Tailings Facility
  4. Management and Governance
  5. Emergency Response and Long-Term Recovery
  6. Public Disclosure and Access to Information

The Global Standard for Tailings Management was developed by the Global Tailings Review and undertook a public consultation where it collected feedback from professionals, public authorities, local communities and investors. The final document can be downloaded from our Resources page.

Sessions at the EGU2020

Every year the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) brings together thousands of scientists and researchers all around the world to present and debate the latest findings in the field of Earth Science. This year the EGU2020 took place during the first week of May in an online format.

Mark Davison and Eleanor Ainscoe from HR Wallingford presented (remotely) two research projects related to DAMSAT. Their presentations are available in our resources page.

The EGU2020 was a very successful and innovative conference, not only because of the high-quality of the work presented but because the unprecedented online format made the event accessible to everyone around to globe.