GEOS5504 Mining Hydrogeology
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Mining typically requires groundwater management to maintain a safe working environment in both open cut and below ground operations. This unit explores the groundwater-related issues for both mining operations and the impact of mining on nearby areas. Key themes are mine dewatering, field groundwater investigations in the context of mining operations, groundwater assessment for geotechnical purposes, water supply for mining operations, tailings and wine wastes, pit lakes and environmental impact assessment.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of groundwater management principles and practices at mine sites; (2) assess and communicate impacts of mining on hydrogeological systems; and (3) develop and evaluate groundwater management strategies at mine sites.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an assignment on mine dewatering; (2) a short report on a mine water management strategy; and (3) an assignment on mine closure and potential impacts. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Adam Siade
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- lectures/labs: 2 x 4 hours per week for 6 weeks
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-H-1A-2020]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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