Understand the principles of acid and metalliferous drainage from characterization and classification to prediction, prevention, control, management, and treatment.
Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, or AMD, has undoubtedly been the most critical environmental issue facing the mining industry. AMD has the potential to impact the entire life cycle of a mining project, from feasibility to closure, and it is relevant to a wide range of commodities and rock types. This includes base metals, precious metals, and coal mines located in various climatic zones and regulatory jurisdictions.
This short ‘fundamentals of AMD’ course is presented by leading experts who cover various aspects of AMD, from characterization and classification to prediction, prevention, control, management, and treatment. The course is designed for an introductory level audience and maintains exceptional technical accuracy while providing real-life context due to the extensive background and experience of the presenters.
This course is delivered via edX Edge. The course was originally coordinated by Dr Jeff Taylor on behalf of the UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute and was offered prior to the 10th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage in 2021.