Groundwater in Mining

 
16th-17th Feb 2021 Australia
23rd-24th Feb 2021 Australia
16th-17th March 2021 Indonesia

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Groundwater in Mining


DAY 1
 
 
Session 1: Introduction to Groundwater in Mining
  • Groundwater in open pit mining
  • Groundwater in underground mining
  • Groundwater and unconventional resources
  • Interaction between surface water and groundwater
 
Session 2: An Historical Perspective on Mining in Australia

 

  • History of Australian Mining Industry
  • Current status of the industry
  • Trends on Australian Mining
    • In-situ and underground mining focus
    • Automation and Information technologies
    • Leading position in gold mining
    • Special focus on lithium, uranium, rare earth
    • Coal mining
    • Unconventional resources
 
Session 3: Mine Water Regulations in Australia

 

  • The regulatory framework
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Assessment considerations
  • Approval requirements
  • Policy framework
  • Key regulatory agencies
  • Coal and coal seam gas regulations to protect water resources
Morning Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 4: Planning Approvals for Mine Development and Towards Rational Management of Groundwater in Mining Areas

 

  • Types of approvals
    • Exploration permit for minerals and coal
    • Mineral development license
    • Mining lease
  • Environmental authorities and requirements for mining projects
  • Water authorities
 
Session 5: Impacts of Mining on Physical Hydrogeology

 

  • Potential Impacts to the groundwater flow regime
  • Potential Impacts to groundwater quality
  • Potential Impacts on surface water flow regime and water quality
  • Subsidence
  • Slope failures
  • Disturbance of hydrological cycle, rainfall and climate
Lunch Break (1 Hour)
 
 
Session 6: Groundwater Planning

 

  • Principles of groundwater planning
  • River basins and aquifers
  • Socioeconomic considerations at regional, national and international levels
 
Session 7: Management of Groundwater for Waste Rock and Tailings

 

  • Waste rock management legislation and regulations
  • Leading Practice Sustainable Development (LPSD) – Mine Tailings Management
  • LPSD – Water Management
  • LPSD – Managing Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
  • Global Acid Rock Drainage (GARD) – best practices and technology
  • Groundwater management and Global Tailings Standard
Afternoon Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 8: Groundwater Management

 

  • Groundwater Impact Assessment
  • Management response to cumulative impacts on groundwater from mining
  • Cumulative management areas (CMAs) in Australia
  • Water and environmental management for CSG-LNG industry
  • Water monitoring strategy
 
Session 9: Environmental Impact Assessment

 

  • Environmental regulation and pollution prevention
  • Risk assessment
  • Implementation of strategies for minimization or mitigation of environmental impact on critical assets
  • Environmental management plans
 
END OF DAY 1

 

DAY 2
 
 
Session 10: Impact of Mining on Hydrological Processes and Catchments

 

  • Mine dewatering impact
  • Impact on surface water quantity and quality
  • Risk of erosion and sedimentation
  • Contamination of the subsurface
 
Session 11: Surface Water Quality and Quantity Issues in mines

 

  • Water quality assessment in mining
  • Mine site water quality monitoring
  • Water balance
 
Session 12: Surface Water Monitoring Design

 

  • Assessment of the user’s requirements
  • Observational network design
  • Monitoring stations
  • Monitoring duration and measurement frequency
  • Instrumentation
  • Data collection, processing and storage
Morning Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 13: Modelling Mine Water Flow

 

  • Analytical and numerical models and their application in mining
  • Numerical models
  • Recharge estimation
  • Groundwater Rebound in Abandoned Mine Workings – “GRAM algorithm”
 
Session 14: Geochemical Processes Controlling Mine Water Pollution – Geochemistry of mine water and host rock groundwater

 

  • The Hydrochemistry of Groundwater
    • Recharge Chemistry
    • Soil Zone
    • Water-Rock Interaction
    • Mixing – groundwater interaction with other water “facies”
  • Acid rock drainage (ARD)
 
Session 14: Session 15: Geochemical Modelling in mining

 

  • Geochemical elements in mining water
  • Methodology of geochemical modelling
  • Geochemical modelling software
Lunch Break (1 Hour)
 
 
Session 16: Groundwater Modelling

 

  • Planning
  • Conceptualisation
  • Model design
  • Calibration and sensitivity analysis
  • Predictions
  • Uncertainty
  • Reporting
 
 
Session 17: Groundwater Monitoring, Sampling and Assessment

 

  • Groundwater monitoring programs and operating strategies
  • Groundwater monitoring bore network design and construction
 
Session 18: Water Impact Assessment

 

  • Surface water impact assessment
  • Groundwater impact assessment
 
Session 19: Investigations and Remediation of a Flooded Mine

 

  • Geotechnical aspect
  • Hydrogeological aspect
  • Geochemical aspect
  • Remediation techniques
Afternoon Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 20: Mine Dewatering

 

  • General mine dewatering
  • Approaches to mine dewatering
  • Depressurization around open pit slopes, pit bottom, shafts and roadways
  • Mine dewatering techniques based on pumping
  • Management of water discharges
 
Session 21: Groundwater Case Studies

 

  • Groundwater flow modelling of an open pit mine
  • Analytical modelling of groundwater pollution in mining areas
  • Numerical modelling of groundwater pollution in mining areas
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport numerical modelling for Underground Coal Gasification
 
Session 22: Surface Water Case Studies

 

  • Water balance of open pit coal mine
  • Surface water pollution generated by mining activity
 
END OF DAY 2

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Groundwater in Mining


Brisbane Australia, Perth Australia

DAY 1
 
 
Session 1: Introduction to Groundwater in Mining
  • Groundwater in open pit mining
  • Groundwater in underground mining
  • Groundwater and unconventional resources
  • Interaction between surface water and groundwater
 
Session 2: An Historical Perspective on Mining in Australia

 

  • History of Australian Mining Industry
  • Current status of the industry
  • Trends on Australian Mining
    • In-situ and underground mining focus
    • Automation and Information technologies
    • Leading position in gold mining
    • Special focus on lithium, uranium, rare earth
    • Coal mining
    • Unconventional resources
 
Session 3: Mine Water Regulations in Australia

 

  • The regulatory framework
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Assessment considerations
  • Approval requirements
  • Policy framework
  • Key regulatory agencies
  • Coal and coal seam gas regulations to protect water resources
Morning Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 4: Planning Approvals for Mine Development and Towards Rational Management of Groundwater in Mining Areas

 

  • Types of approvals
    • Exploration permit for minerals and coal
    • Mineral development license
    • Mining lease
  • Environmental authorities and requirements for mining projects
  • Water authorities
 
Session 5: Impacts of Mining on Physical Hydrogeology

 

  • Potential Impacts to the groundwater flow regime
  • Potential Impacts to groundwater quality
  • Potential Impacts on surface water flow regime and water quality
  • Subsidence
  • Slope failures
  • Disturbance of hydrological cycle, rainfall and climate
Lunch Break (1 Hour)
 
 
Session 6: Groundwater Planning

 

  • Principles of groundwater planning
  • River basins and aquifers
  • Socioeconomic considerations at regional, national and international levels
 
Session 7: Management of Groundwater for Waste Rock and Tailings

 

  • Waste rock management legislation and regulations
  • Leading Practice Sustainable Development (LPSD) – Mine Tailings Management
  • LPSD – Water Management
  • LPSD – Managing Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
  • Global Acid Rock Drainage (GARD) – best practices and technology
  • Groundwater management and Global Tailings Standard
Afternoon Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 8: Groundwater Management

 

  • Groundwater Impact Assessment
  • Management response to cumulative impacts on groundwater from mining
  • Cumulative management areas (CMAs) in Australia
  • Water and environmental management for CSG-LNG industry
  • Water monitoring strategy
 
Session 9: Environmental Impact Assessment

 

  • Environmental regulation and pollution prevention
  • Risk assessment
  • Implementation of strategies for minimization or mitigation of environmental impact on critical assets
  • Environmental management plans
 
END OF DAY 1

 

DAY 2
 
 
Session 10: Impact of Mining on Hydrological Processes and Catchments

 

  • Mine dewatering impact
  • Impact on surface water quantity and quality
  • Risk of erosion and sedimentation
  • Contamination of the subsurface
 
Session 11: Surface Water Quality and Quantity Issues in mines

 

  • Water quality assessment in mining
  • Mine site water quality monitoring
  • Water balance
 
Session 12: Surface Water Monitoring Design

 

  • Assessment of the user’s requirements
  • Observational network design
  • Monitoring stations
  • Monitoring duration and measurement frequency
  • Instrumentation
  • Data collection, processing and storage
Morning Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 13: Modelling Mine Water Flow

 

  • Analytical and numerical models and their application in mining
  • Numerical models
  • Recharge estimation
  • Groundwater Rebound in Abandoned Mine Workings – “GRAM algorithm”
 
Session 14: Geochemical Processes Controlling Mine Water Pollution – Geochemistry of mine water and host rock groundwater

 

  • The Hydrochemistry of Groundwater
    • Recharge Chemistry
    • Soil Zone
    • Water-Rock Interaction
    • Mixing – groundwater interaction with other water “facies”
  • Acid rock drainage (ARD)
 
Session 14: Session 15: Geochemical Modelling in mining

 

  • Geochemical elements in mining water
  • Methodology of geochemical modelling
  • Geochemical modelling software
Lunch Break (1 Hour)
 
 
Session 16: Groundwater Modelling

 

  • Planning
  • Conceptualisation
  • Model design
  • Calibration and sensitivity analysis
  • Predictions
  • Uncertainty
  • Reporting
 
 
Session 17: Groundwater Monitoring, Sampling and Assessment

 

  • Groundwater monitoring programs and operating strategies
  • Groundwater monitoring bore network design and construction
 
Session 18: Water Impact Assessment

 

  • Surface water impact assessment
  • Groundwater impact assessment
 
Session 19: Investigations and Remediation of a Flooded Mine

 

  • Geotechnical aspect
  • Hydrogeological aspect
  • Geochemical aspect
  • Remediation techniques
Afternoon Coffee Break (20 Minutes)
 
 
Session 20: Mine Dewatering

 

  • General mine dewatering
  • Approaches to mine dewatering
  • Depressurization around open pit slopes, pit bottom, shafts and roadways
  • Mine dewatering techniques based on pumping
  • Management of water discharges
 
Session 21: Groundwater Case Studies

 

  • Groundwater flow modelling of an open pit mine
  • Analytical modelling of groundwater pollution in mining areas
  • Numerical modelling of groundwater pollution in mining areas
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport numerical modelling for Underground Coal Gasification
 
Session 22: Surface Water Case Studies

 

  • Water balance of open pit coal mine
  • Surface water pollution generated by mining activity
 
END OF DAY 2

 

   

 

Our Trainer is Experienced Principal Engineer Geologist and Hydrogeologist with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals and energy industries. Skilled in Groundwater, Coal Seam Gas, Underground Coal Gasification, Petroleum, Numerical Simulation, Environmental Awareness, Petroleum Geology, and Minerals. Strong research professional with a Postdoctoral focused in Numerical and stochastic modelling of multilayer groundwater systems in mining (open pit and underground) and contaminant transport from The University of Queensland.

 

 

Early Bird ends on 10th Oct 

 

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Registration fee only covers cost of all sessions & presentations. Fee is not inclusive of 5% Admin/Bank Charges.

 

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Venue (4-5 star Hotel) will be confirmed 4-6 weeks prior to the event to ensure we choose the best space for you, as the number of attendees varies significantly. Also, please note there will be a discounted accommodation rate for attendees.

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