International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Models in mining: art and science in modelling

Monday 19 August, 2013

Wednesday 21 August 2013

5:30 socialising, 6:00 pm program start

The Melbourne Hotel, corner of Hay and Milligan Streets



Talk to any miner and ask what their biggest issue is and its invariably something to do with water; too much; too little; wrong place; wrong time. In an operational mining space plans are transient and we as hydrogeological practitioners in the industry need to be looking at ways that we can help the mining process either through enabling smoother operations or allowing the miner to have the flexibility to sprint or stall without being penalised by water issues. Wednesday’s talk by Keith Brown discusses some alternative options available in the modelling space that may help.


Keith Brown from Rio Tinto has worked in the groundwater industry for more than twenty five years; for the last decade he has worked in Western Australia mainly in iron ore.  He has developed and run integrated mine groundwater management strategies, including models, that encompass all phases of the mine asset from conceptual, through to the planning and construction of operational mines and mine closure.


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