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Surface Water Management in Mining (Facilitator – Dr. Bruce Randell)
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Surface Water Management in Mining (Facilitator – Dr. Bruce Randell)

  • 00m 00s
  • NQF LEVEL 8

BACKGROUND
Mine water management is a broad topic covering a range of specialist sub-disciplines. In this case, mine water management will focus on groundwater, surface water and process water management within the mining environment, on the water management aspects associated with the varied mine residue deposits as well as on the regulations that govern the use, storage, management, etc. of the water resources.

OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the varied modules on Mine Water Management is to improve 'water resource management across the mining environment' and to apply knowledge as well as implement preventative and mitigation programmes in an integrated manner.
The specific objectives of this short course are;

  • To understand the hydrological environment in terms of both quantity and quality and how to assess/evaluate/quantify the potential hydrological impacts of the mining operation on receiving surface water resources.
  • To evaluate management options (incl. protection, monitoring, etc.) to minimise potential impacts on surface water resources in the mining environment as well as to comply with governing legislation.

MODULE CONTENT
The model will cover the following content at conceptual and management levels:

  • Understanding baseline climate
  • Understanding rainfall/runoff response
  • Understanding flood hydrology and the modelling of flood events
  • Understanding storm water management in the mining context
  • Understanding how to develop appropriate surface water quality monitoring programs
  • Understanding of governing legislation (including best practice) specific to the management of surface water in the mining context
  • The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in hydrological assessments

TARGET AUDIENCE
This short course is intended for practitioners (i.e. professionals) with minimum 3 years' experience including;

  • Water Resource Practitioners & Managers (eg. Engineering and Environmental staff that are associated with the mining and related consulting industries).
  • Staff of Governmental Departments (eg. Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Environmental Affairs etc.)
  • Practitioners that are qualified in associated / related disciplines.

DELIVERY MODE
Presentations (i.e. Lectures); Discussion of Case Studies and Group Discussions

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A recognised Bachelor's Degree at NQF Level 7 or above in an appropriate / relevant physical scientific discipline.

RECOGNITION of PRIOR LEARNING (RPL):
The provider recognises and will meet the national requirements for RPL. RPL applications will be assessed for the following:

  • An applicant's informal learning or non-accredited formal studies are assessed as being equivalent to the prerequisite qualification.
  • Work experience; a minimum of 3 years' experience within the industry in conjunction with the academic record of the candidate.
  • The implementation of advanced standing in instances where the candidate does not meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • Relevant modules / short courses that have been successfully completed at other accredited Higher Education Institutions where the modules / short courses are equivalent in content and standard.

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The main objective of the varied modules on Mine Water Management is to improve ‘water resource management across the mining environment’ and to apply knowledge as well as implement preventative and mitigation programmes in an integrated manner.

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