Billed as the as the first ever conference to address the use of geosynthetics in mining, Geosynthetics Mining Solutions took place in Vancouver in September. Ross Davies take a look at the main points of discussion and ask whether the industry is ready to take its application of geosynthetic technologies to the next level.
The latest E&Y mining and metals business risks list makes for interesting reading. Productivity is highlighted as the top risk, followed by access to capital and social license to operate. A new entrant on the list – access to water and energy – also provides food for thought. With insight from Mike Elliott, EY’s global mining and metals leader, Abi Millar profiles the current landscape of risk and reward in mining.