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Mine to Mill Papua New Guinea

17 Nov 2014
Madang Resort

3 days

A practical workshop to improve environmental performance

Practical Environmental Monitoring is a short course specifically designed to enable early career environmental
officers and team leaders to rapidly develop their ability to respond to the challenges of resource sector operations in the PNG region.

Our short course is designed to provide a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of environmental monitoring as well as a clearer understanding of global trends in sustainable development and what they mean at the project level. Identifying environmental trends and risks within resource projects is essential in any environmental management program from project feasibility to start-up and significant expansion or change in resource projects. This is particularly critical in managing the changing expectations of local communities and its implications for environmental management plan and personnel.

The course includes a river water sampling exercise, sediment sampling techniques and a laboratory perspective on sample batch documentation and ordering needs - quality and control. Course delivery is over a 3 day period and by a team of world class technical experts and learning facilitators.

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+ Overview

Practical Environmental Monitoring provides participants with the knowledge and capabilities to respond to the challenges in planning and implementing best practice environmental management and monitoring.

17-19 November 2014 | Mandang, Papua New Guinea

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+ Presenters

Mr Bruce Barrie | Program Manager, JKTech

Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the education sector and 11 years in the Australian resources sector. Bruce has worked as an educator, manager and trainer in the areas of Geology, Mathematics and Science as well as mineral exploration, and works closely with mining companies, consultants, researchers, the International Mining for Development Centre, the Sustainable Minerals Institute and the University of Queensland.

Dr Ross Smith | Director, Hydrobiology

Ross Smith has 30 years of experience as an environmental biologist/ecotoxicologist. He is vice-president of Science and Technology Australia, on the board of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Asia Pacific and immediate past president of SETAC-Australasia. Ross is also on the global SETAC Sediments Advisory Group. He first became involved in the science of the ecotoxicology of sediments in the late 1980s while working for the Ok Tedi Copper mine in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Andy Markham | Director, Hydrobiology

Andy Markham is a Fluvial Geomorphologist, Surface Water Hydrologist and a Director of Hydrobiology. He is an accredited Chartered Environmental Scientist (AusIMM) and Chartered Geographer (Royal Geographical Society). He has a PhD in fluvial geomorphology from London University, 20 years experience and has worked on consulting assignments worldwide.

Dr Tim Grice | Social Responsibility Manager, JKTech Pty Ltd

Tim leads JKTech’s social responsibility group in the development and delivery of social performance initiatives for extractive companies and their host communities. Tim has worked extensively in the areas of sustainable project design, social investment strategies, social risk management, stakeholder engagement, community development, institutional strengthening, human capital development and organisational change.

Mr Felix Kipalan | Social Responsibility Superintendent, Newcrest

Felix has more than 10 years’ experience in the PNG resources sector. As a geoscientist he has wide experience in sustainability management both from an environmental and a social responsibility aspect. Felix holds a Masters of Science in Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management), Sustainability Development from the University of Leeds and has worked extensively in the areas of social impact monitoring, social enterprises, cultural heritage management, and stakeholder engagement. He is currently the Social Responsibility (SR) Superintendent at Newcrest mining Limited Lihir Island and the Acting Lands and Resettlement Superintendent.. In 2013, Felix was selected to participate in the Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue hosted by the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

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17-19 November 2014 | Mandang, Papua New Guinea

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