The world is experiencing rapidly evolving social and environmental changes that are impacting many areas of mine operation management and contributing to an uncertain future for the industry. This is particularly the case for water resources and tailings management. One of the world’s most affected mining zones is Central Chile, where climate change, increased resource demand and changing societal expectations are leading to a growing number of challenges for the industry.
Over the past year, researchers from the Sustainable Minerals Institutes' International Centre of Excellence in Chile (SMI-ICE-Chile), Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWIMI), Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) and Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) have worked together with the Water and Tailings Management Team of Codelco’s El Teniente Division, to construct possible future scenarios, identify and analyse the associated risks and opportunities, and develop a roadmap to support a transition to their vision of greater operational sustainability and resilience. This webinar will involve a presentation of the project background, the framework that was developed by the team, and the results.