Mine Site Water Systems
This Course is offered as part of a broader Mine Site Environmental Management Program designed to equip junior environmental personnel with the technical skills necessary to implement best practice environmental management
This Course is offered as part of a broader Mine Site Environmental Management Program designed to equip junior environmental personnel with the technical skills necessary to implement best practice environmental management.
Water is the first topic in this professional development Program and it will be studied in four parts:
Part 1 - Mine Water Fundamentals (28 February - 6 May 2022) focuses on GIS, hydrology and flood risk, and groundwater - registration link below.
Part 2 - Mine Water Systems (July 12 – 16 December 2022) will focus on sampling and monitoring, data management, mine water quality, mine site water balance and regulated structures, subsidence and water course diversions - registration link below.
Part 3 - Soil and Erosion (offered in first half of 2023) will focus on soil hydrology, erosion and development of erosion and sediment control plan.
Part 4 - Water Stewardship (offered in second half of 2023) will focus on catchment and regional approaches to water resource planning and water quality, environmental studies, and post-closure considerations.
The content was developed with full consideration of the water stewardship requirements of the Towards Sustainable Mining framework (TSM), under adoption by the Minerals Council of Australia. Junior environmental personnel who complete the Water Course will be able to support operations to achieve TSM good practice levels and beyond.
The course is delivered online and modules will be released at regular intervals for students to work through over the 10-week period. The format of the content is diverse and will engage students through live webinars, recorded videos, podcasts, activities, case studies, and readings. Each module ends with an assessment task which is compiled and submitted as one final assessment piece at the end of the course.