Investing in a Sustainable Mining Future: Transforming Environmental Management in the Mining Industry
The major functions of environmental management in the mining business include preventing adverse environmental impacts, remediation and reclamation activities, and environmental monitoring.
Environmental management requirements are becoming increasingly complex due to increased waste volumes as well as evolving stakeholder expectations.
Specific technical challenges span several technical areas, including:
- water availability, use and treatment
- water quality monitoring in real time
- acid rock drainage management
- tailings management and reclamation
- closure management
Progress to Date
- A scoping report identifying the major environmental issues in the mining industry.
- Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in three technical areas:
- A national Knowledge Hub for water quality data
- Remote, real-time sensors for water quality monitoring
- Standardized framework for mine closure criteria and relinquishment
- A draft technology roadmap is complete.
- The first Knowledge Hub node is established in British Columbia. Read more >
The Environmental Stewardship group is led by Chair Michel Julien, VP Environment, Agnico Eagle.
Mike Flynn is working with CMIC as the Portfolio Manager.
To learn more about the Environmental Stewardship Initiative and the Canada Mining Innovation Council, please click here.