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									    SMI Knowledge Transfer Presents an ACMER Short Course
on ‘Practical Monitoring for Improved Environmental Performance
                     for the Resources Sector’




                                                   Delivering innovations to the global resource 
                                                    industries through world class professional 
                                                             development and training 


                                     22-24 March 2010
                       The University Of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
Mining operations today are committed to continual improvement in implementing leading practice and ensuring that monitoring and
auditing are conducted to evaluate and improve environmental performance. Effective monitoring systems also play a key role in EIA’s,
from project feasibility to start-up and significant expansion or change in the project, such as going underground after being open-cut or
reopening a site after closure.

Water has become a major issue for the Australian mining industry, due to growing demand and increasing scarcity. The need for
companies to have secure access to water and to use water more efficiently requires companies to demonstrate leading practice at the
operational level. Leading practice requires monitoring programs that both enable sites to comply with or exceed legislative requirements
and also inform site management of unexpected changes in water quality and quantity.

Local communities are increasingly monitoring closely the performance of mines, quarries and processing sites, all of which have the
potential to impact the lifestyle and well-being of the communities in which they are situated. This closer scrutiny and increased
expectations for a higher standard of environmental performance (and transparency) require personnel who have responsibilities for
environmental monitoring to be adequately trained and competent in many different aspects of monitoring, including the design and
conduct of monitoring programs, and the ability to interpret and report on data produced in such programs. Similar training is required by
personnel in government agencies with responsibility for assessing industry environmental performance.

This course will focus on practical aspects of water monitoring, soil and mine waste material characterisation, and data handling
interpretation supported by an appropriate level of theory. It includes: (1) a generic introduction on the objectives of monitoring and the
development of a monitoring program; (2) trigger values and limits for contaminants in surface waters, ground waters, and sediments;
(3) modules focussed on characterisation of soils and spoils in terms of physical, chemical and biological properties; (4) surface water,
groundwater and final void monitoring, including monitoring of physical, chemical and biological parameters; (5) techniques in gathering,
analysis and interpretation of information for the assessment of performance; (6) contaminated sites regulations and monitoring. The
course will also include a water sampling exercise, where participants will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a practical
situation and to experience some of the quality control, data analysis, interpretation and reporting issues involved in water sampling.


SHORT COURSE AUDIENCE
The short course will benefit personnel in the resources industry, government, consulting groups, regional
authorities, and port authorities with the involvement or interest in evaluating environmental performance.


           Environmental Managers                                                                       Mine Site Water Managers
           Recent Graduates                                                                             Environmental Advisors or
           Government Regulatory Agencies                                                               Officers
           Sustainability Managers                                                                      Rehabilitation Practitioners
           Mine Planners                                                                                Project Managers




SMI Knowledge Transfer ‐ A business unit of JKTech Pty Ltd                 Offering resources sector and government agency personnel, from 
Sustainable Minerals Institute ‐ The University of Queensland, St Lucia    operations through to corporate level, quality professional 
QLD 4072 Telephone: +61 7 3346 4502 | Facsimile: +61 7 3346 4507           development and training in all aspects of the mine life‐cycle 
    SMI Knowledge Transfer Presents an ACMER Short Course
on ‘Practical Monitoring for Improved Environmental Performance
                     for the Resources Sector’

 SHORT COURSE PROGRAM
  DAY 1 (Monday 22 March)                                                  Day 2 (Tuesday 23 March)
  Rationale for Monitoring                                                 Water Monitoring
  • What is the purpose of monitoring                                      • Surface water geochemistry
      (e.g. compliance v. continuous improvement)                          • Monitoring techniques for mine site discharge
  • What environmental impacts require monitoring                          • AMD/ASS
  • Legislative and other requirements (QLD EPA manuals and                • Sampling Waste Rock Dumps, TSFs, Tailings, Heap leach
      ANZECC/ARMCANZ water quality guidelines)                                pads
  • Incorporating monitoring into the EIA//EIS/EMP
  • Stakeholder consultation                                               Case Study:
  • Objectives and targets, key performance indicators                     Understanding AMD and its Implications for Mine Operations
  • Monitoring in different phases of a mining project                     Sampling Water Supply Facilities
  • Designing the monitoring program
                                                                           Groundwater Monitoring
  Business Case for Monitoring                                             •  Occurrence of groundwater and groundwater flow
  • Compliance with legislation/licence commitments                        •  Groundwater geochemistry
  • Early warning of potential impacts                                     •  Groundwater monitoring systems (including wells, bores and
  • Assess effectiveness of environmental management                          piezometers), underground mines and groundwater contami-
  • Detect and measure environmental trends                                   nation

  Characterisation of Soils, Overburden and Tailings                       Case Studies:
  • Reasons for and timing of characterisation                             Monitoring Uranium in Groundwater & Groundwater Base-
  • Properties of soils and wastes                                         line Studies and Modelling
     (physical, chemical and biological)
                                                                           Case Study:
  • Survey, sampling and analysis
                                                                           Monitoring Impacts of Saline Groundwater on Rehabilitation
                                                                           Trials
  Practical Water Sampling Exercise
  •  Brief                                                                 Monitoring Techniques for Coal Seam Water and
  •  Sampling plan                                                         Dissolved Gas
  •  Sample collection and handling procedures
                                                                           Water Monitoring Program Design Exercise
  Water Sampling Exercise Sponsored by:
                                                                           Monitoring of Contaminated Sites
                                                                           •  Practical monitoring of contaminated sites
                                                                           •  Survey, sampling sites, parameters, frequency
                                                                           •  Identification and monitoring of contamination
                                                                           •  Assessment of derelict and abandoned sites
  Erosion Monitoring
                                                                           •  Remediation planning and risk assessment
  •     Types of erosion and factors affecting erosion
  •     Components of an erosion monitoring program
  •     Assessing landform design; use of QC checklists
  •     On-site and off-site (exported materials) monitoring
        techniques

  Heavy Metal Monitoring in Soils and Sediments




                              Delivering innovations to the global resource industries through 
                                     world class professional development and training 


SMI Knowledge Transfer ‐ A business unit of JKTech Pty Ltd                     Offering resources sector and government agency personnel, from 
Sustainable Minerals Institute ‐ The University of Queensland, St Lucia        operations through to corporate level, quality professional 
QLD 4072 Telephone: +61 7 3346 4502 | Facsimile: +61 7 3346 4507               development and training in all aspects of the mine life‐cycle 
    SMI Knowledge Transfer Presents an ACMER Short Course
on ‘Practical Monitoring for Improved Environmental Performance
                     for the Resources Sector’

     SHORT COURSE PROGRAM cont’
DAY 3 (Wednesday 24 March)
                                                                               A Laboratory Perspective on Sample Batch Documentation
Biological Monitoring                                                          and Ordering Needs
• Objectives of biological sampling programs                                   • Improved record keeping
• Potential impacts (from mining) on aquatic ecosystems and biotia             • Ordering the right equipment and keeping effective field notes
• Example approaches to selecting monitoring tools                             • Quality control and laboratory documentation
• Implications of ANZECC/ARMCANZ water quality guidelines
                                                                               Water Sampling Exercise –Results and Interpretation
Sediment Sampling in Marine and Fresh Waters                                   •  Data analysis and interpretation
• When to sample, sampling sites, parameters, frequency                        •  General discussion
• Examples of sampling methods
• Hold times and sample management                                                                        PRESENTERS
• Chemistry
                                                                               Emer. Professor Clive Bell          Former ACMER Executive Director
• Implications of ANZECC/ARMCANZ sediment quality guidelines
   and National Assessment Guidelines for Dredging — Origins of
   the guidelines and their limitations                                        Mr Andrew Bradbury                  Advanced Analytical Australia

Natural Channel Processes and Health                                           Mr Tony Bradshaw                    Queensland DERM
• Sampling natural channel waters and sediment at mine sites                   Dr Andrew Fletcher                  Research Fellow, (CMLR)
• Key hydrological and geomorphic considerations                                                                   SMI, University of QLD
• Habitat quality
• Diversions                                                                   Mr Paul Howe                        SKM
• Monitoring — What to look for                                                Dr Andy Markham                     Hydrobiology Pty Ltd

Ecotoxicology – ‘So why are the water quality guidelines so low?’              Dr Munro Mortimer                   Queensland DERM
• What is ecotoxicology?
• How were the trigger values derived                                          Dr Owen Nichols                     Principal, EMRC
• High reliability versus low reliability guidelines,
                                                                               Dr Barry Noller                     Hon Research Consultant, (CMLR)
   (How to use Table 3.4.1)
                                                                                                                   SMI, University of QLD
• Deriving site specific trigger values
• Whole effluent testing                                                       Dr Sue Vink                         Senior Research Fellow, (CWiMI)
                                                                                                                   SMI, University of QLD
Monitoring Wetlands CRL Case Study
•  Sampling techniques for wetlands                                            Dr Alan Robertson                   RGS Environmental Pty Ltd
•  When to sample, sampling sites, parameters, and frequency
                                                                               Mr David Salmon                     Golder Associates Pty Ltd
•  Key hydrological features
                                                                               Ms Helen Vickers                    Research Officer, (CMLR)
A Regulator’s View on Common Errors in Data Quality and
                                                                                                                   SMI, University of QLD
Control
                                                                               Dr Ross Smith                       Hydrobiology Pty Ltd
Data Handling, Management and Interpretation
                                                                               Mr Cameron Vacher                   Landloch Pty Ltd
• Recording of field observations and trends
• Quality control
• Reporting to different stakeholders
    (e.g. industry, regulators, community)                                                        BENEFITS OF ATTENDING 
                                                                                   Attendance at the course will provide participants with:
                                                                                   • An opportunity to substantially enhance their understanding of
                                                                                      many of the principles of best practice monitoring
                                                                                   • Learn practical sampling skills that are being used at site level to
                                                                                      achieve improved environmental outcomes
                                                                                   • A network of industry and government contacts

                                  Delivering innovations to the global resource industries through 
                                         world class professional development and training 


    SMI Knowledge Transfer ‐ A business unit of JKTech Pty Ltd                 Offering resources sector and government agency personnel, from 
    Sustainable Minerals Institute ‐ The University of Queensland, St Lucia    operations through to corporate level, quality professional 
    QLD 4072 Telephone: +61 7 3346 4502 | Facsimile: +61 7 3346 4507           development and training in all aspects of the mine life‐cycle 
    SMI Knowledge Transfer Presents an ACMER Short Course
on ‘Practical Monitoring for Improved Environmental Performance
                     for the Resources Sector’
                 Return completed form to Leigh Goss at info@acmer.uq.edu.au or Fax to: +61 7 3346 4507



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Sustainable Minerals Institute ‐ The University of Queensland, St Lucia               operations through to corporate level, quality professional 
QLD 4072 Telephone: +61 7 3346 4502 | Facsimile: +61 7 3346 4507                      development and training in all aspects of the mine life‐cycle 

								
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