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Tailings dams

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25 April 2024
10:30 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)
Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Thorpe Lane
Badsworth, WF9 1AB
United Kingdom

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Join Nathan Lee for a comprehensive discussion on tailings dams. 

While water dams primarily focus on storing water, tailings dams serve the critical function of containing waste materials produced during mining operations.

This includes discussions on pore water pressure, shear strength reduction, and CPT liquefaction potential assessments.

In concluding remarks, the talk emphasises the importance of holistic approaches to tailings management that integrate technical expertise, regulatory compliance, and stakeholder engagement. By prioritising safety, sustainability, and social responsibility, the mining industry can mitigate the risks associated with tailings dams and uphold the highest standards of environmental stewardship.

Ultimately, the talk catalyses ongoing dialogue and collaboration to advance best practices and drive positive change within the geotechnical engineering sector.

Book your place by emailing [email protected] with any dietary requirements if you are also booking for lunch. 


Item Prices
Entry to the event £1.00
Lunch £14.00
Dessert £6.00


10:30 - 11:00

Registration tea and coffee

11:00 - 12:45

Presentation by Nathan Lee, followed by questions and discussion

12:45 - 14:00

Bar open and buffet lunch services


Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee

Klohn Crippen Berger

Geotechnical engineer

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Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee is a geotechnical engineer at Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB).

Nathan qualified from his first degree in civil engineering and completed an MSc in Soil Mechanics afterwards.

Nathan’s technical specialities primarily revolve around tailings storage facilities, completing FLAC 2D/3D numerical analysis liquefaction assessments and evaluations of ongoing dam movements. 

In past years, Nathan has spent time travelling to various countries, including Canada, Sweden, and South Africa, completing design, site investigations and dam safety audits.