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Inception workshop under the UNECE project to strengthen the safety of mining operations, in particular tailings management facilities (TMFs), in Kazakhstan and beyond in Central Asia

7 - 8 November 2018

Astana (Kazakhstan)

The inception workshop is the first activity to be organized as part of the UNECE project to strengthen the safety of mining operations, in particular tailings management facilities (TMFs), in Kazakhstan and beyond in Central Asia.

Agenda ENG   RUS

List of Participants ENG   RUS

Evaluation summary

UNECE Press release on the results of the inception workshop

Background InformationENGRUS
UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Tailings Management FacilitiesPDFPDF
Methodology for improving tailings management facilities (TMF)PDFPDF
Flyer/Leaflet on the pilot project to strengthen the safety of mining operations, in particular TMFs, in Kazakhstan and beyond in Central Asia (2018/2019)PDFPDF

  

PresentationsENGRUS

Session 1: International instruments and guidance materials

Introduction of ParticipantsPDF

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Setting the Scene: UNECE Pilot Project and Workshop Objectives - Ms. C. Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents ConventionPDFPDF
The UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and its work on tailings safety - Ms. C. Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents ConventionPDFPDF
Preventing accidental water pollution through the UNECE Water and Industrial Accidents Conventions and their Joint Expert Group - Mr. G. Winkelmann-Oei, German Federal Environmental Agency, Co-chair of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial AccidentsPDFPDF
Presentation of the Tailing Hazard Index, its testing and application in Ukraine - Mr. D. Rudakov, Dnipro University of Technology, UkrainePDFPDF
Presentation of the regional project "Assistance in safety improvement of tailings management facilities (TMF) in Armenia and Georgia - Ms. K. Sahakyan, NGO "Eco Peace", ArmeniaPDFPDF
Safety is no accident: Work on TMFs and relevant guidance materials to improve the management of mining tailings by UNEP and the Minamata Convention secretariat (remotely, via Skype) - Ms. K. Thygesen, GRID-Arendal, Norway, UNEP PDF 
TMF Safety and the prevention of accidental water pollution in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - Mr. P. Danihelka, Technical University of Ostrava, Member of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, CzechiaPDFPDF

Session 2: TMF management and lessons learned from tailings accidents in the UNECE region, including in a transboundary context

TMF management and lessons learned from tailings accidents in the UNECE region, including in a transboundary context -  Mr. P. Danihelka, Technical University of Ostrava, Member of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, CzechiaPDFPDF
TMF safety and management following the Baia Mare accident (2000) - Lessons learned and Good Practices (remotely, via Skype) - Mr. Z. Torok, Babes-Bolyai University, Member of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, RomaniaPDFPDF
Situation of TMF safety and Management in Kazakhstan - legislation, challenges and lessons learned from the Ridder TMF accident (2016) - Mr. Y. Duisenbayev, KazakhstanPDFPDF
Situation of TMF safety and management in Kyrgyzstan - legislation, challenges and lessons learned from past TMF accidents of near-misses - Ms. A. Murzabekova, Leading specialist of the Department for Investment Attraction and Project Implementation of the Agency for Tailings Management Under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of KyrgyzstanPDFPDF
TMF safety and management following the TMF accident at the Talvivaara Mine (2012) - Lessons learned and Good Practices - Mr. S. Hellsten, Finnish Environment Institute SYKEPDFPDF

Session 3: Application of the TMF methodology

UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Tailings Management Facilities - Mr. P. Danihelka, Technical University of Ostrava, Member of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, CzechiaPDFPDF
Introduction into the methodology and its application. Tailings hazard indes. The Checklist and the Action list. Results for Ukraine and Armenia - Mr. D. Rudakov, Dnipro University of Technology, UkrainePDFPDF
The inventory of Tailings Management Facilities in Kazakhstan - Mr. Y. Duisenbayev, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Investment and Development of KazakhstanPDFPDF
The inventory of Tailings management Facilities in Kyrgyzstan - Mr. A. Raimberdiev, Senior inspector of the Supervision Department for Industrial and Mining Safety Management anf for the Sate Environmental and Technical Inspectorate of KyrgyzstanPDFPDF
Presentation on initial mapping of TMFs in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan - Ms. O. Lohunova, Sustainable development Platform NGOPDFPDF

Session 4: Next steps and ways forward

TMF Hotspots in Kazakhstan identified using the THI, including those with transboundary effects: recommendations and next step - Mr. Y. Duisenbayev, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Investment and Development of KazakhstanPDFPDF
Next steps, couclusions and wrap-up, Ms. C. Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and Mr. T. Makeev, United Nations Economic Commission for EuropePDFPDF

Project Coordination meeting

AgendaPDFPDF
Workshop summary and conclusionsPDFPDF