Resources

Here you will find links to external resources relating to standards and guidance applicable to mine tailings management. There are also links to white papers relating to mine water management.

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The extract below from the Global Tailings Review provides a useful high level summary of the key topic areas, principles and auditable requirements of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM).  The standard can be downloaded here, and the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) Conformance Protocols for the GISTM can be downloaded here. Links to each organisation are below.

Global Tailings Review . org
Principles for Responsible Investment

Global Industry Standard Infographic

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White Papers

Mine Water Management

Listed below are a selection of white papers on mine water management that provide significant insight into this critical aspect of mine operations and management.

  1. Morton, K.L., Muresan, M.C., and Ramsden, F.   Importance of pore pressure monitoring in high walls.  The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 108
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  2. Barry, S.  The risk-based approach to water management, and major challenges in the mining industry - ESG and the economics and ethics.  The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 120
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  3. Morton, K.L.  Tailings dam risk reduction rising accurate pore pressure monitoring.  South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Tailings Storage Conference 10-13 February 2020.
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