Published in Mining Magazine: Miners face closure challenge

December 14, 2018 Andrew Watson

Mine closure has come a long way in the last 20 years, with miners becoming less resistant to finding more sustainable, environmental and community-friendly ways to cap off mining activities


In this Mining Magazine article, Andrew Watson, Vice President, Sector Leader, Mining at Stantec discusses the risks of bigger tailings dams in relation to mine closures.

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Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson's career has taken him to interesting places around the globe. He was born and raised in South Africa. He’s managed mine projects in North and South America. And he’s fluent in English, Spanish, and Afrikaans. Today, he seeks practical solutions to engineering challenges using risk-based decision-making.

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