In 2021, the Large Open Pit Project is supporting a new (online and live) Professional Development Course offered by the Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) at the University of Arizona. The course content is based on the LOP book “Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability” and is developed and taught by some of the leading industry experts in Mining Hydrogeology. The course also adds additional and updated material for controlling water in mining operations and improving geotechnical slope stability, and further includes case studies of water management challenges and solutions in open pit and underground mines.
Who Should Attend? Geotechnical Engineers, Hydrogeologists, Mining Engineers and Managers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the role water plays in mine operations and slope stability.
What the Course Offers? Framework and Site Characterization, Development of a Conceptual Hydrogeological Model, Numerical Model Applications, Implementation of Mine Water Control Systems, Monitoring and Design Reconciliation, and Practical Case Studies
Course Timeline: 10 weeks of online learning modules (starting July 15, 2021), Approximately 2 hours of pre-recorded presentations per week, Live bi-weekly Q&A sessions: virtual webinar with expert panel, and Attendee Mini-Symposium: course end virtual event
Expert Instructors: Geoff Beale, Jeremy Dowling, Martin Williams, Simon Sholl, Travis White, Blair Douglas, Phil de Graaf, Carolina Ahumada, Jim Weigel
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