JUNE 12-15, 2018

Opening Reception, Keynote Speaker

Luke Danielson, President, Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG)
Gunnison, Colorado, USA

Title: People, Policy and Water

Luke Danielson is a lawyer, researcher and professor who has directed substantial research programs in the fields of sustainable development and mining and minerals policy. In the last two years he has taught all or part of courses in those areas at Tulane University, Simon Fraser University, Denver University and Western State College.


Keynote Speaker

Dan Ramey
Director, Environmental Technology and Life Cycle Group
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Title: Opportunities at the Confluences Between Technological Innovation, Society, and the Environment

Dan Ramey has been involved in many aspects of the mining industry since 1980.  He has evaluated and developed mining projects and operated mines around the globe in energy minerals, base and precious metals, and industrial minerals.  He currently works with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. as director of the Environmental Technology and Life Cycle Groups (ET-LCAT).  The mission of the ET-LCAT is to identify, evaluate, develop and deploy emerged and emerging technology to manage corporate environmental liability, change liabilities into assets, and monetize non-core assets.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum, and a significant gold producer.


The Mine Water Solutions 2018 organizing committee and the University of British Columbia are hosting the 3rd Annual Mine Water Solutions Conference (MWS2018) in Vancouver Canada from June 12th to 15th, 2018. The deadline to submit abstracts is November 30, 2017.

Mine Water Solutions 2018 is the third innovative conference that will examine a wide range of water issues stretching through societal, financial, business and technical.  It includes topics like: water as an asset, operational water management and managing water in different climatic settings.

The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion about successful practices that enable responsible mining to be undertaken in challenging environments. All aspects of mine water management, including hydrology, hydrogeology, diversion, containment, conservation, minimization of water-quality impacts, seepage interception and treatment may be addressed.




General inquires: info@2018minewatersolutions.com

Registration and housing inquires: registration@housing.ubc.ca or call 1-604-822-1050

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