We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection by Jack Caldwell.
This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the:
- objectives of mine closure—the activity that most frequently gives rise to the need for a cover;
- purpose of the cover, and hence the criteria which govern the design, construction, and ultimately the performance of the cover; and
- layers or components of a cover—some to limit infiltration, some to resist erosion, and some to support vegetation.
The course includes numerous case studies from the author’s extensive experience. It also includes descriptions of many types of covers that have been used and that could be used at mines.
For more information on the course and to register for certification, please visit the course page.