Mining Futures | Water and Mining
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Mining depends on two resources – energy and water.  Energy is a matter of engineering.  Water involves much more complicated interactions between the mine, its environment, and people. 


  • Mine design
  • Supply and scarcity
  • Policy and regulation
  • Contaminant tracking technologies
  • Predictive hydrology models
  • Cumulative effects
  • Geotechnical containment
  • Separation & remediation

Who We Are

  • Wenying Liu, Assistant Professor, UBC Materials Engineering
  • Dave Wilkinson, Professor, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Steve Hallam, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Genomics
  • Sean Crowe, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Geomicrobiology
  • Sue Baldwin, Professor, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Marc Parlange, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Roger Beckie, Professor, UBC Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ulrich Mayer, Professor, UBC Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bern Klein, Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Marwan Hassan, Professor, UBC Geography
  • Daniel Moore, Professor, UBC Geography
  • John Richardson, Professor, UBC Forestry
  • Bernard Laval, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Greg Lawrence, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Pierre Bérubé, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Eric Hall, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Madjid Mohseni, Professor, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Kevin Hanna, Associate Professor, UBCO Geography
  • Loretta Li, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering







CRC (Tier 1, Tier 2)


Fellow of Royal Society of Canada