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The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information

Our latest article “The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information” published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction is available as a free download until 20 August 2019 directly from the Publishers’ website Elsevier.

To download the paper, visit https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ZJpE7t2zY-Hfk

Bibliographic details
Darren Lumbroso, Caitlin McElroy, Craig Goff, Marta Roca Collell, Gregor Petkovsek, Mark Wetton, The potential to reduce the risks posed by tailings dams using satellite-based information, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 38, 2019, 101209, ISSN 2212-4209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101209. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919302766)

At the 2019 ICOLD Annual meeting

Our Project Director Craig Goff attended the ICOLD 2019 Annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada in early June.

Craig Goff at ICOLD

He presented the DAMSAT project and participated as a speaker in the Tailings Dams Committee Workshop.

The annual meeting was an excellent opportunity to present DAMSAT to an international audience and to exchange ideas about the project and the challenges faced by the managers when operating and monitoring tailings dams.

Revisión de los riesgos de presas de relaves

Hemos publicado un informe sobre los riesgos de las presas de relaves que puede descargarse en nuestra página de Recursos.

El informe describe:

  • los riesgos asociados a las presas de relaves,
  • distintas técnicas de monitoreo así como sus marcos de regulación,
  • varios ejemplos de fallas de presas, desde Val di Stava en Italia en 1985 hasta la más reciente en Sulliden Shauindo en Peru en 2018.

El informe tiene una sección especialmente dedicada a Peru donde DAMSAT, nuestro sistema de monitoreo, está siendo testado y evaluado.

A review of tailings dams risks

We published a review of the risks posed by the failure of tailings dams in a report, available from our resources section.

This report provides

  • an overview of risks associated to tailings dams,
  • monitoring regulatory frameworks worldwide,
  • current monitoring methods and techniques,
  • examples of tailings dams failures, ranging from Val di Stava in Italy that occurred in 1985 until the most recent one in Sulliden Shauindo, Peru in 2018. 

The report has a special section dedicated to Peru, where our product DAMSAT will be tested and applied.

Download the report

To download the report free of charge as a pdf document, visit our resources page.