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Beverlee is EduMine's Principal Technical Writer. She has experience writing and editing technical content for the software and mining industries. She also has an interest in user interface design and user experience.

Updated Online Course – Groundwater in Mining

We’ve just launched author updates for Jack Caldwell’s online course, Groundwater in Mining. This course focuses on groundwater theory and practice applicable to mines and the specifics of open pits, shafts, underground mine workings, heap leach pads, waste rock dumps, and tailings impoundments. For more info, see the course page.

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Negative Impacts of Water Usage in Mining are Avoidable with Proper Training

While mining has historically affected its surrounding environment, advances in technology and changes in water management techniques mean that many negative impacts are now avoidable. Increasingly, mining companies are making efforts to reduce the environmental impact of mining and minimize the footprint of their activities throughout the mining cycle, including working to restore ecosystems post-mining. This is well-documented by an article on www.miningfacts.org. The use of water in mining has the potential to affect the quality of surrounding surface water and groundwater. In response to

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Advanced Topics in Mine Water Management

Water management is one of the key issues facing many mines in the 21st century. This webcast is presented by a panel of experts, who will build on basics of mine water management and delve into the current and future challenges and solutions associated with managing mine waters at mines worldwide in places that are dry, wet, hot, or cold. The course explores how to analyze, model, and effectively deal with surface water and groundwater issues in order to ensure cost-effective, safe, and environmentally-friendly mining.

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Still Seats Left: Fundamentals of Mine Water Management Webcast

There’s still time to register for Jack Caldwell‘s upcoming webcast, Fundamentals of Mine Water Management! This 3-session webcast will introduce participants to the basic technical issues, engineering issues, and solutions of managing mine waters. The course will focus on the basics, best practices, and theories of surface water management, groundwater management, mine water balances, mine closure water management, and geochemistry of mine waters. The course will be of benefit to both those new to and experienced in mine water management. This webcast will take place

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Upcoming Webcast: Advanced Topics in Mine Water Management

Water management is one of the key issues facing many mines in the 21st century. This webcast is presented by a panel of experts, who will build on basics of mine water management and delve into the current and future challenges and solutions associated with managing mine waters at mines worldwide in places that are dry, wet, hot, or cold. The course explores how to analyze, model, and effectively deal with surface water and groundwater issues in order to ensure cost-effective, safe, and environmentally-friendly mining.

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New Online Course – Groundwater Modelling for Mining 2 – Numerical Modelling

Back in August, we announced that the second course of our Groundwater Modelling for Mining series was expected soon. Last Friday the course was completed, and we launched Groundwater Modelling for Mining 2 – Numerical Modelling. This course can ready you to understand the process of selection of model parameters and construction, calibration, and verification of the model, as well as to understand model predictions and the evaluations of model uncertainty. Check out the course page for more information on Groundwater Modelling for Mining 2

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Fundamentals of Mine Water Management

Jack Caldwell‘s upcoming webcast, Fundamentals of Mine Water Management, will introduce participants to the basic technical issues, engineering issues, and solutions of managing mine waters. This 3-session webcast will focus on the basics, best practices, and theories of surface water management, groundwater management, mine water balances, mine closure water management, and geochemistry of mine waters. The course will be of benefit to both those new to and experienced in mine water management. This webcast will take place 22 – 24 October 2013, and you can

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New Online Course: Groundwater Modelling for Mining 1 – Model Conceptualization

The environmental impacts of a mining project need to be quantified before undertaking a project, and throughout the mining lifecycle to ensure regulatory compliance, project sustainability, and environmental protection. With this in mind, Christoph Wels, Dan Mackie, Jacek Scibek, Lawrence Charlebois, and Paul Ferguson have authored a series of 3 informative online courses for EduMine based on the British Columbia Groundwater Modelling Guidelines, modified and condensed to illustrate internationally applicable best practice. We’ve just launched the first course in the series, Groundwater Modelling for Mining

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New Online Course: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling for Mines and Mining

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course from Jack Caldwell and Bernard Brixel, Introduction to Groundwater Modeling for Mines and Mining. This course illustrates the basic principles of groundwater modeling; how to select and formulate a groundwater model to simulate real mining conditions; and how to evaluate the results of groundwater modeling in the context of real mining conditions. For more information, visit the course introduction page.

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Professional Development Opportunity in Lima: Groundwater Modelling for Mining

The management of groundwater on mine sites has become of greater importance in recent years. Proper management is particularly important from the aspect of environmental concerns as well as its impact on slope stability and dewatering of open pits. In his new course, Groundwater Modelling for Mining, Dr. Murray Fredlund will examine the aspects of groundwater modelling as they relate to problems typically encountered at mine sites. The course will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. This two-day engineering course will be held

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