Passive water treatment is now becoming a requirement for mine closure in many jurisdictions in Canada and globally. Understanding the current status of technology and application is critical to success for mine water management and permitting. Having a foundation of knowledge and understanding of terms, considerations, and applications is important to staying up to date with industry trends.
Passive and semi-passive water treatment systems (PTSs) can be effective technologies for treating mining impacted waters. Guest speaker Monique Simair from Maven Water & Environment will discuss:
- Why mines treat water (how and why is it impacted, and what do they need to treat for)
- Technology types
- Modern vs historical applications of technology
- What can be treated
- Inclusion in operations and closure planning
- Expectations for performance and operation
This course is designed to provide regulators, owners, and operators with information about types of modern-day PTSs, their applications, strengths, weaknesses, and paths to implementation. The intention is to develop a common understanding and language around PTSs, how they work, and when they can be applied to treat mine impacted waters.