Minimising the risks of tailings dams with remote sensing data

Goff, C. and Gimeno, O. and Petkovsek, G. and Roca, M. (2019) Minimising the risks of tailings dams with remote sensing data. In: ICOLD 2019, 9-14 June 2019, Ottawa, Canada.

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Abstract

Tailings dams are used to store toxic mine waste and effluent. Their failure rate is estimated to be more than two orders of magnitude greater than that of conventional water retention dams, causing loss of lives, irreversible damages to ecosystems and large economic damages. There is a need for a cost effective service to monitor operational, closed and abandoned tailings dams, especially those in remote locations, to help forecast potentially catastrophic failures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams
Subjects: Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Floods > General
Divisions: Floods
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 15:10
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1359

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