24 June 2020
Webinar: Environmental and Social Aspects, Mine Closure
ERM works with major and junior mining companies around the world to help them address strategic, tactical, and operational challenges. This includes:
- Major incident and accident prevention, managing operational risks and control;
- Water custodianship corporate strategies and technical solutions;
- Social issues, human rights, stakeholder mapping and engagement, and conflict resolution;
- Data and resource efficiency, system streamlining, information solutions;
- The industry’s pivotal involvement in a product life-cycle and product stewardship;
- Mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, transaction strategies, liability and compliance assessments;
- Long-term planning for closure and regeneration.
Global DIT Mining Specialist, Overseas Direct Investments and Exports
The Department for International Trade
Ros is a mining specialist within Department for International Trade helping UK companies connect with export opportunities across Eurasia and Africa.
Ros has directed more than 50 mining conferences, seminars and events for the. She created Mining on Top, a conference focused on mining’s role in development in Africa, which attracted 500 delegates and 13 African Ministers in its second year. She is a qualified Corporate Coach and Six Sigma Blackbelt.
Geraint Bowden BSc CEng MICE is a Senior Partner at ERM, with over 30 years of experience in the fields of mining, power, and brownfield development. Geraint is a Global Account Director, ERM Lead for Mining in Europe, and ERM Managing Partner for Wales. He specialises in mining & metals due diligence, impact assessment, closure and legacy planning.
Geraint joined ERM in 2006, and prior to that he worked for a UK Economic Development Agency. Geraint was responsible for funding and management of multidisciplinary teams and partnerships on a wide range of projects to address the social, environmental and physical legacy of 200 years of mining and metals industrial activity. Geraint also had an all-Wales technical advisory role on mining and metals rehabilitation, as part of a programme to address over 1000 legacy sites.
Experienced environmental auditor since 1987. Auditing experience covers pre-acquisition, compliance regulatory and health and safety, and environmental financial liability assessments.
Simon has over 30 years of experience in integrated water management, site regeneration, demolition and decommissioning, soil and groundwater remediation, waste management, wastewater engineering and environmental engineering.
Simon has worked on a wide range of hydrological and hydrogeological assessments including catchment scale modelling, flood risk assessments and assessment of water availability/scarcity, social and environmental implications with respect to mining and oil and gas exploration and operation, optioneering assessments looking at water implications on design, closure and aftercare.
Simon has worked on site regeneration projects including the identification of re-use options for former industrial facilities, master planning/planning and environmental impact assessment work. Also the assessment of contamination impact and need for and cost of remediation within the context of redevelopment.
Simon has particular expertise in in-situ thermal focused solutions to provide rapid, cost effective and sustainable answers for the most complex site contamination problems and recalcitrant compounds, such as chlorinated solvents, PCBs, Pesticides and 1,4-dioxane.