Jun 21

Legacy landform rehabilitation projects – challenges and learnings

Date & Time
21 June 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

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21 June 2023 1:00 PM

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Topic Presenter: Pamela Chester (BSc) Principal rehabilitation, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Australia

Date: 21st June 2023

Time: 12:30 to 13:30 (Australian Western Standard Time)

Presentation Overview:  

Planning and delivery of rehabilitation earthworks projects, particularly when they are legacy landforms can provide valuable learnings to build into closure plans and preparedness for closure. This presentation will share implementation challenges during execution of two potentially acid forming (PAF) landform projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by Rio Tinto Iron Ore. It will provide an example of closure liability reduction opportunities that can be realised when rehabilitation activities are integrated into mine plans.  Pamela will also discuss the learnings associated with the completion of technically challenging projects when navigating a global pandemic coupled with contractual changes and how these can be used to set rehabilitation teams, contractors and projects up for success. 

Presenter Profile

1578537039433Pamela has extensive knowledge and practical experience in mine rehabilitation and closure. She has been part of mining industry, regulatory and research environments. Pamela joined Rio Tinto in 2008 and leads the Iron Ore Rehabilitation team. Pamela has successfully increased the area and quality of progressive rehabilitation undertaken within the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is passionate in the field of partnerships and building capacity and capability in mine rehabilitation to enable positive outcomes.


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