Mine dewatering design and implementation
This course covers the basics and advanced detailed planning for the accurate control and management to prevent uncontrolled water ingress to open pit and underground mines, the mine types studied range from simple open pit to complex block caves and include examples from base metals, precious metals, diamonds, industrials and coal. The dewatering aspects of the transition from open pit to underground mine is also covered. Delegates will be trained in the basic theory of mine dewatering and the application of the knowledge to a real-world situation. The steps required to design and implement a successful and cost-effective dewatering strategy will be learned, including; project assessment, planning, site investigations, data interpretation and management, types of dewatering, monitoring techniques and permit preparation. The course is very comprehensive and includes all types of mines and minerals worldwide. Delegates will develop a dewatering strategy and implementation plan for their chosen mine. Emphasis is on understanding the sources, pathways followed by water into a mine then devising the best approach to control the water and enhance mine production. The focus is on a thorough understanding of how water impacts a mine and all the techniques available to control the water including pumping, diversion, and grouting and stormwater control.
Course duration: 10 days
Date: 08 February 2019