Topic: Perspectives on the topic mine closure the light of the new regulatory framework
Carlos Nogueira da Costa Junior is the secretary of the Department of Geology, Mining and Mineral Processing of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He is the Chairman of Board of the Directors of CPRM. PhD in Economic Geology and Mineral Exploration from the University of Brasilia-UNB and Master of Applied Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Brasilia – UNB. Gazetted by the Ministry of Science and Technology Analyst in Science and Technology. Worked in the activity of Mineral Exploration, Mining and Processing and managing projects Miners for more than 15 years in various regions of Brazil, and published several technical and scientific papers in these areas.
Topic: Losing control – the impact of social context on technical mine closure
Jeff Parshley has more than 30 years of project experience throughout the North America, Latin America, Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa, which includes mine permitting, environmental audits, feasibility and due diligence studies, mine closure design and permitting, liability assessments, reclamation and closure cost estimating, pit lake studies, mine waste studies and environmental geology. He has received the 2013 AIME Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. The award recognizes “significant contributions to environmental conservation by addition to knowledge, by design or invention of useful equipment or procedure, or by outstanding service to government or private organizations devoted to conservation”. Parshley is a corporate consultant with SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc. and has more than 30 years of global experience in environmental geology and geochemistry; feasibility and due diligence studies; mine permitting, closure and remediation; and environmental audits and liability assessments.
Topic: Worldwide experience in mine closure
Geoff Beale is one of the founding Directors of Schlumberger Water Services, with over 28 years’ professional experience in hydrogeology and groundwater engineering. He started work with the Tay River Board in Scotland and, since becoming a consultant in 1980, he has managed water resource development, mining hydrology and environmental assessment projects in Europe, North and South America, Africa and the Middle East. Geoff has built up an international reputation in the mining industry, and is currently active in developing new approaches to predicting the potential for acid mine water generation and the design and permitting of closure schemes. Geoff works out of the UK and US offices.
Topic: The mine closure as a pillar of sustainability
Gleuza Jesue has an MBA in Environmental Management and International Environmental Auditing from PROENCO, Master in Environmental Engineering from EEUFMG, Specialization in Environmental Sciences from the Catholic University – PUC / MG and Biology degree from the Catholic University – PUC / MG. At Vale S/A she is Director of Environment. She worked at the department of energy, in environmental management of energy projects. She was environmental consultant, for the general coordination/preparation of environmental studies for power plants projects (substations, transmission lines, small hydroelectric plants, inventory of watersheds), assessment of implantation of fish transposition mechanism in existing enterprises.
Topic: Mine closure: fixing criteria for preparation of hydraulic dimensioning and hydrological studies in the long term horizon
Mario Pinheiro Cicareli is CEO of the company Potamos Engineering and Hydrology Inc. and Associate Professor of the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Civil Engineer, specialized in Water Resources Engineering, working in the areas of consulting and design, applied to mining, hydropower, water supply and urban flood control sectors. Company founder Potamos, in 1993, has worked with companies mining (VALE, KINROSS, SAMARCO, MMX, FERROUS, Votorantim Metais, ANGLO AMERICAN) in providing consulting services related to environmental licensing, evaluation of water availability, design and operation of dams, drains and pits waste rock piles, preparation of management plans for water resources, dam safety analysis and decommissioning works.
Topic: Evolution and application of DN 127 COPAM in Minas Gerais project and retraining territories
Zuleika Stela Chiacchio Torquetti is President of the State Environment Foundation – FEAM. President of Thematic Chambers of Industry, Mining and Infrastructure, Management and Instrument Energy and Climate Change of State Environmental Policy Council – COPAM / MG. Member of the National Environment Council – CONAMA since 2008, and is currently head of the Technical Adviser Board of Environmental Quality and Waste Management. Substitute the Secretariat of State for the Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. She is Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG. Master in Sanitation, Environment and Water Resources, Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG.