Mine Water Solutions 2013

Mine Water Solutions In Extreme Environments

April 15-17, 2013 | Lima, Peru



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Conference inauguration. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru

About the presenter:

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, the Minister of Environment, is a lawyer by training and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Peruvian Society of the Environmental Law. He obtained his Master’s degree in Law from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). He possesses an extensive experience in the private sector. He specializes in the legislation and environmental policy with a special emphasis on policy analysis and matters pertaining to environmental policy development and management at the national, regional and local level. View complete biography here (in Spanish).

Opening address. The challenge of water in Peru. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

About the presenter:

Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski served two terms as Economy and Finance Minister of Peru under President Toledo in 2001-02 and in 2004-05. Later he was the Prime Minister of Peru from 2005-06. Mr. Kuczynski currently serves as a partner and senior advisor to The Rohatyn Group. Mr. Kuczynski began his career in 1961 at the World Bank, where he held various positions, including Head of the Policy Planning Division and Chief Economist at the International Finance Corporation. He was the Director of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru from 1967 to 1969 and served as Minister of Energy and Mines during the Government of Fernando Belaúnde Terry (1980-82). He is the founder and chairman of Agualimpia, a Peruvian NGO that helps poor communities build their water and sewage systems.

OPENING KEYNOTE. Mine water challenges, technology and solutions. Andy Robertson, InfoMine and Robertson GeoConsultants, Canada

KEYNOTE WET. The Pebble Project: Using streamflow to quantify precipitation in an extreme northern environment. Jaime Cathcart, Knight Piésold, Canada

KEYNOTE COLD. Mine water issues in extremely cold climates. Jim Cassie, BGC Engineering, Canada

KEYNOTE HYDROGEO. Challenges of karst hydrogeology from around the world with focus on mining. Neven Kresic, AMEC, USA

Hydrogeological evaluation of mine waste facilities in high-mountain karst terrain in Peru. David Evans, MWH, Peru

KEYNOTE DRY. Freeport’s water management program. Tamara Johndrow, Freeport McMoran Mining Compnay, USA

KEYNOTE GEOCHEM. Acid rock drainage predictions: a critical assessment of ‘industry standard’ methods. Martin Williams, Schlumberger Water Services, UK; Shannon Shaw, pHase Geochemistry, Canada


Mine Water Solutions 2013 is an international conference and its official language is English. All written materials (eg. book of proceedings, program, presentation slides) are available in English only.