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Simon Houlding is Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc., responsible for EduMine, the professional development division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry. He is a practicing professional engineer and author.

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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Courses on Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

The engineering aspects of a mine are paramount for stability, safety, and economical extraction. If you cannot move, open, and control the earth, you will not have a mine. If you cannot predict, model, and manipulate the water, you will not have a mine. Stay up-to-date on the most recent developments in and methods for geological and hydrogeological engineering at mines. EduMine’s live courses offer the opportunity to learn directly from industry specialists. Live webcasts can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection, and

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What’s New in Geotechnics and Hydrology at EduMine Online

EduMine makes significant additions to their online course catalogue in the field of geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology.

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Heap Leach Facility Webcast

Coming up: two weeks prior to InfoMine’s Heap Leach 2013 conference, join us for the Heap Leach Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Closure webcast! In this course, industry experts Jack Caldwell and Dirk van Zyl will discuss heap leach pad design and operation, the geotechnical performance of mine waste facilities, surface and groundwater aspects of mine wastes, and mine closure. This course will be of interest to everyone working on the design, construction, operation or closure of heap leach facilities at gold, silver, copper, uranium,

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Heap Leach Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Closure

This fall, in the weeks leading up to InfoMine’s highly anticipated Heap Leach 2013 conference, we’re  excited to offer a new webcast, Heap Leach Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Closure. In this webcast, industry experts Jack Caldwell and Dirk van Zyl will discuss heap leach pad design and operation, the geotechnical performance of mine waste facilities, surface and groundwater aspects of mine wastes, and mine closure. This course will be of interest to everyone working on the design, construction, operation or closure of heap leach

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology Are you a geotechnical or a rock engineer? Perhaps you work with mine or tailings facility design, or you have a keen interest in stereography? EduMine has more than 30 online courses addressing topics in geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to meet your professional development needs. We are pleased to present our new and newly updated

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