Tailings Dams: Why Do Failures Keep Happening? | High Grade Talks with UBC’s Professor Dirk Van Zyl

High Grade Media is the globally acclaimed interview series on the extractives industry and natural resources management. Represented by Åsa Borssén, High Grade came to our Leading Practices workshop to interview some of the CIRDI seasoned experts and opinion leaders working in the extractives sector.

Dirk Van Zyl is Professor and Chair of Mining and the Environment at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, and one of the CIRDI’s key subject matter experts. Professor Van Zyl has more than 35 years experience in research, teaching and consulting in tailings and mine waste rock disposal and heap leach design. During the last decade, much of his attention has been focused on mining and sustainable development and mine life cycle management.

The new interview with distinguished UBC’ Professor and leading international mining engineering expert is available below.


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