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.

  • Published in Mining Magazine: Miners face closure challenge

    Published in Mining Magazine: Miners face closure challenge

    Mine closure has come a long way in the last 20 years

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  • How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

    How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

    How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

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  • Water is an investment: as valuable as ounces in the ground

    Water is an investment: as valuable as ounces in the ground

    Water is crucial to mining– to carry chemicals for processing ore and as a delivery vehicle for mine wastes that must either be dry-stacked or stored in large tailings ponds.

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  • The importance of water according to mining experts

    The importance of water according to mining experts

    Exploring the interdependent relationships between mining plants, communities, environmental issues and water treatment plants.

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  • Aquatic acumen: Mine water management

    Aquatic acumen: Mine water management

    The March 2015 issue of International Mining features our mining experts.

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  • Alternative tailing disposal—is it the ‘silver bullet’ for mine waste?

    Alternative tailing disposal—is it the ‘silver bullet’ for mine waste?

    New technology promises to reduce water, create a smaller environmental footprint and reduce long-term risks for mines

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