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Workshop on the Safety of Tailing Management Facilities

12 - 14 November 2007

Yerevan, Armenia

The workshop was held back to back with the Eighth meeting of the Joint Expert Group meeting in Yerevan.

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Information notice
(ECE/CP.TEIA/SEM.3/2007/1 ECE/MP.WAT/SEM.8/2007/1)

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Report
(ECE/CP.TEIA/SEM.3/2007/2 ECE/MP.WAT/SEM.8/2007/2)

Draft Safety guidelines and good practices for tailing management facilities - version of 23 April 2008

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Introductory presentation by Mr. Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei, Federal Environmental Agency, Germany

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Session I: Overview of the key issues addressed by the guidelines

Risk and hazard assessment for tailing dams - Prof. Pavel Danihelka, Head of the Laboratory of Risk Research and Management, Faculty of Safety Engineering, Technical University of Ostrava

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Avoiding tailing dams failures: good practice in prevention - Prof. Philip Peck, Associate Professor at Lund University , Sweden

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Tailing dams inspections - Mrs. Juliane Knaul, Legal Expert, Brandenburg Agency for Mining, Geology and Minerals

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Emergency planning for tailing dam - Prof. Wilhelm G. Coldewey, Head Chair of Applied Geology at the University of Munster

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Abandoned sites - Assessment and risk management - Lars-Ake Lindahl, Director, Environmental Affairs, Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers

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Training for tailing safety - Mr. Fritz Balkau, Consultant

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Public participation and information to the public throughout the phases of tailing dam life cycle - Mrs. Juliance Knaul on behlaf of Mr. Klaus Freytag, President, Brandenburg Agency for Mining, Geology and Minerals

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Session II: Feedback from stakeholders on the draft guidelines, including the evaluation of their future implementation

Implications of Earthquakes on the Stability of Tailing dams - Tobias Rudolph, Integrated Reservoir Modeling Team, Shell International B.V.

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European Union rules for safe management of mining waste facilities - Mr. Peter Kovac (Hungary) on behalf of Mr. Fotios Papoulias, DG Environment - Unit G.4 "Sustainable Production & Consumption

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The safety of tailing management facilities in Ukraine in view of the future implementation of the guidelines - Dr. Grigori Shmatkov, Chairman of the Environmental Association Ekomet in Ukraine

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Tailing dam safety and implementation of safety guidelines by a tailing dam operator - Ms. Lucy Hewlet, Deno Gold Mining CJSC

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The role of the Public Environmental Information Centre on mining in view of the future implementation of the guidelines - Ms. Nana Janashia, Executive Director of the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)

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Session III: Discussion on the improvement of the guidelines>

Discussion on the draft safety guidelines/good practices for tailing dams

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