• May 28, 2022

PDAC 2022 Convention; Water Resilience in a Changing World

Published on May 28th, 2022

Join Partners, Paul Heaney, Anibal Diaz and Roberta Pedlar-Hobbs when they present during the 2022 PDAC Convention Week on ‘Water Resilience in a Change World’ between 13-15 June, 2022 at The Delta Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

We are excited to bring together experts from ERM with in-depth international experience in mine water management in a diverse range of climatic, political, social, and geographical environments.

Water is a critical component of the climate change, ESG and sustainability challenges facing mines across the globe. Our specialists support mining companies in addressing these water-related challenges and help to strengthen the resilience of their mining assets.

This session will aim to:

  • Examine the various water constraints that impact mining today – climatic, geopolitical, community, environment, and sustainability.
  • Explore the impacts of climate change and changing patterns of water availability and how they can impact your mining operation.
  • Discuss effective, practical, and sustainable water management strategies required for the successful permitting, operation, and closure of mines.
  • Explore risks, conflicts, and opportunities around access and control over water resources and how mining can actively promote economic growth and raise living standards.

Register HERE to learn more about how to successfully navigate the water-related challenges facing mining companies in the current and ever-changing world we live in today.

Visit us to discuss the elements we see as important to building sustainable mining operations through our ‘Mine We All Want to See’ framework and meet the mining global team.

Lunch Session: Water Resilience in a Changing World

Day: Tuesday 14th June, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Delta Hotel, Kensington Junior Ballroom
Address: 75 Lower Simcoe, Toronto, Canada, M5J 3A6

Water is a critical component of climate change, ESG and sustainability challenges facing the global mining industry. Join us in person as we bring together international mine water management experts from ERM and CSA Global an ERM Company to discuss successfully navigating the water-related challenges mining companies encounter today. Lunch will be served, no PDAC pass needed.

Meet the Presenters

Paul Heaney – CSA Global
ERM Partner, Director – Ireland, Water

Paul manages the CSA Global Water Service line and has 30 years’ experience in water resources assessment, development, and management. Paul has managed mine water studies for mining clients across the globe, working on projects across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North & South America, and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in a wide range of climatic and hydrogeological environments, ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat, coastal to mountainous, and arid deserts to tropical rainforests. Paul retains a very much hands-on role working closely with his clients, both large and small, helping them navigate the ever-changing water challenges, managing the risks and realising the opportunities, that face the global mining industry today.

Anibal Diaz

Anibal Diaz – ERM

ERM Partner, Project Director-Mining

Anibal is an International Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) consultant who specialises in helping companies to incorporate the ecological and social risks into their projects and operations. He has worked on over 50 mining projects in Latin America, ranging from exploration, construction, operation, and closure phases. Anibal has designed and assessed projects from the Pre-Feasibility to Feasibility stages in collaboration with top-ranked engineering firms. He has extensive experience in solving water-related and biodiversity issues in complex geographies. Anibal’s expertise includes technical auditing (ICMC certified auditor for Cyanide Code, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance – IRMA Auditor), M&A ESDD due diligence, permitting, financing (IFC/World Bank regulatory compliance), ES&H management/monitoring plans, public participation strategies, and stakeholder engagement.

Roberta Pedlar-Hobbs

Partner, Scientist

Roberta is a Partner with ERM based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and is the leader of the Mine Closure Team in Canada. She has over 20 years of professional experience principally in the fields of sustainable mine planning, mine rehabilitation and closure, as well as water, tailings and waste rock management. She has experience in both the private and public sectors in the management, permitting and technical aspects of mining-related projects, with particular expertise in developing strategic and holistic approaches to project development, execution and closure planning.

Together with our parent company, ERM, CSA Global will be exhibiting at Booth #326 throughout the conference.

For more information on how to register for the above event, email marketing@csaglobal.com

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