Surface Water Management in Mining (WBA, iLanda)
About this event
The main objective of the varied modules on Mine Water Management is to improve ‘water resource management across the mining environment’ and to apply knowledge as well as implement preventative and mitigation programmes in an integrated manner.
The specific objectives of this module are;
- To understand the hydrological environment in terms of both quantity and quality and how to assess/evaluate/quantify the potential hydrological impacts of the mining operation on receiving surface water resources.
- To evaluate management options (incl. protection, monitoring, etc.) to minimise potential impacts on surface water resources in the mining environment as well as to comply with governing legislation.
The model will cover the following content at conceptual and management levels:
- Understanding baseline climate
- Understanding rainfall/runoff response
- Understanding flood hydrology and the modelling of flood events
Understanding storm water management in the mining context
- Understanding how to develop appropriate surface water quality monitoring programs
- Understanding of governing legislation (including best practice) specific to the management of surface water in the mining context
- The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in hydrological assessments
This module is intended for practitioners (i.e. professionals) with minimum 3 years’ experience including;
- Water Resource Practitioners & Managers (eg. Engineering and Environmental staff that are associated with the mining and related consulting industries).
- Staff of Governmental Departments (eg. i.e.. Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Department of Minerals Resources, etc.)
- Practitioners that are active in associated / related disciplines.
- In-person and On-line Presentations (i.e. Lectures); Discussion of Case Studies, etc.
A recognised Bachelor’s Degree at NQF Level 7 or above in an appropriate / relevant physical scientific discipline.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
The provider recognises and will meet the national requirements for RPL. RPL applications will be assessed for the following:
- An applicant’s informal learning or non-accredited formal studies are assessed as being equivalent to the prerequisite qualification.
- Work experience; a minimum of 3 years’ experience within the industry in conjunction with the academic record of the candidate.
- The implementation of advanced standing in instances where the candidate does not meet the minimum entry requirements.
- Relevant modules that have been successfully completed at other accredited Higher Education
- Institutions where modules are equivalent in content and standard.
Short Course Presenter: Dr. Bruce Randell
Short Course Coordinator: Dr. Rian Titus
Email address: [email protected]