This is generally a engineering podcast that often pertains to the world of mining, and especially mining waste management, or whatever else captures my imagination. The episodes, thankfully, will be fairly brief.
Among other things, Bill and I discuss probable maximum precipitation (PMP) estimation, especially in data limited areas. Bill had an article on this topic in The Journal of Dam Safety, Volume 17, Issue 2 of 2020. You can find out more about Bill's company at www.AppliedWeatherAssociates.com
In this episode Negar and I discuss her recent paper: Tailings-flow runout analysis: examining the applicability of a semi-physical area–volume relationship using a novel database
You can access this paper at: NHESS - Tailings-flow runout analysis: examining the applicability of a semi-physical area–volume relationship using a novel database (copernicus.org)
Among other things, Mike and I discuss the Tailings Center of Excellence which is a program that is being supported by the Colorado State University, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona.
In this episode, I am interviewed by the guys at the Mining Minds podcast. Mining Minds are a group of friends in Northeastern Nevada who all work in the mining industry. I highly recommend you listen to to their podcast.
In this episode, Renato and I discuss his recent publication with the Canadian Dam Association (CDA), titled, "PBRISD, Dam Safety Management Systems, And The Role Of Communication And Culture For Tailings Dam Failure Preventability". You can find that article here: https://www.cdabulletin-digital.com/cdaq/0420_fall_2020/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1626238#articleId1626238
Here is the abstract:
A current trend of tailings storage facility failures has been identified for some time now, with some events having catastrophic consequences. This trend needs to be reversed to assure the sustainability of tailings dam operations and to maintain the social license to operate them. One way forward is the implementation of the Performance Based, Risk Informed Safe Design, Construction, Operation and Closure (PBRISD) framework as outlined in the 6th de Mello Lecture. This article proposes that implementation of PBRISD is feasible through Safety Management Systems (including Dam Safety Programs, Risk Management Plans, OMS manuals, etc.) as outlined in guidelines and regulations and lays a conceptual way forward for implementation. However, the authors identify that the big challenges for effective implementation of PBRISD are safety culture and risk communication. Addressing these challenges is therefore imperative for stopping the current trend of tailings storage facility failures. The authors hope that properly trained practitioners, from decision makers to front line workers, with clear understanding of the operation’s risks and their personal responsibilities, accountability and liability would promote safer practices and conditions for tailings storage. In turn, this will lead to effective implementation of PBRISD and a reduction in release events from tailings storage facilities.
You can contact Renato at email@example.com
In this episode, I speak with Alexandra and Hossein about their recent paper, "Tailings Dam Breach Analysis: A Review of Methods, Practices, and Uncertainties" which appeared in Journal: Mine Water and the Environment. The article may be found here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-020-00718-2
Many years ago, I wrote a rap song called The Bolt Boys. That song was recorded by my friend Clay Stukey. You can find that song here: http://www.bryanulrich.net/bolt-boys/
That song was a lot of fun for me. More recently, my daughter challenged me to write a rap song about mine tailings. Well, I did, but it took me quite a while to record it. The results of that are here. If you think you can do a better job than I did with the recording, please let me know! I look forward to hearing from you!!! Many thanks!
In this episode, Jeff and I talk about many subjects related to employee retention and employee happiness.
You can find out more about Jeff's services at:
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Jeff's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode I speak with Laura on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the work place, with a special emphasis on the engineering world.
You may contact Laura through LinkedIn, or email her at Laura.Register@Terracon.com
In this episode, Murray tells us about some of the latest innovations in Bentley's geotechnical software, and some of the success stories related to the Bentley software.
You can find out more information at their website: www.bentley.com and searching for "geotechnical".
You can contact Murray directly at email@example.com
I talk to Steven about monitoring of slopes, and especially of tailings facilities, using satellite technology.
You can get ahold of Steven at:
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Harry is an attorney at Wilson Elser. I have known Harry for many years. He has many talents, but I know him best for his work in construction defect claims. You can contact Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell (702) 521-8135
In this interview, I speak with Erik Host-Steen. Erik's company, SMP Alignment, fixes sales, marketing, and product development problems. You can find out more about Erik's company at www.smpalignment.com and you can contact him directly at email@example.com.
Reggie Rivers is an ex-Denver Bronco, a journalist, a philanthropist and motivational speaker. You can get an idea of his speaking style by listening to his Ted-X talk (https://youtu.be/V2PP3p4_4R8)
This podcast episode was initiated following Reggie's heart-felt article in the Denver Post which explains how racism affects him on a personal level. You can find that article here: https://www.denverpost.com/2020/06/05/reggie-rivers-black-white-rottweiler-labrador/
In this episode, I interview my longtime friend, business coach Candice Kingston. You can contact Candice through her website www.kingstoncoaching.com. Please feel free to arrange a complimentary introductory coaching session through her website.
In this episode, I interview Matt Fuller of Tierra Group International. Amongst other things, we talk about the critical importance of external reviewers for mine waste management facilities.
You can find out more information about Matt's company at https://www.tierragroupinternational.com/
You can email Matt at MFuller@TierraGroupIntl.com
In this episode, I interview Paolo Farina, Executive Managing Director of Geoapp. Geoapp (www.geoapp.it) provides many services regarding slope monitoring that are of special interest to mining.
You can find Paolo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolo-farina-2468011/
You can find an interesting article that pertains to his work at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-50792-y
In this episode, I interview of Amol Chinchankar and Magnus Rieger of Alfa Laval. Among other things, we talk about their centrifuge technology for tailings dewatering. You can find Amol and Mangus at https://www.alfalaval.com/, and scrolling to mining and minerals, or email them at:
In this episode, I interview Jumana Saleheen of the CRU Group. We talk about her company and how they see the Corona virus and it's impact on the commodities markets, and specifically our world of mining.
In this episode, I speak with NASA's Deputy Director for the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, Steve Rader. Steve and I discuss innovation, how innovation happens and how it can happen more effectively. You can find Steve on LinkedIn.
In this episode I speak with Lucy Crane, a senior geologist with Cornish Lithium in the UK. Amongst Lucy's other claims is her TedX talk, "Mining Our Way to a Low Carbon Future" in which she poses the question, "I'm an environmentalist and I work in the mining industry; does that make me a hypocrite?" You can find her TedX talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWTkiQ64u_U
In this episode I interview author and speaker Stacey Ann Hall. Stacey and her co-author Jan Brogniez wrote the book, "Attracting Perfect Customers: The Power of Strategic Attraction". She is also the author of the wellness book, "Chi-to-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-All". You can also see Stacey give her TedX talk, "Stop Shoulding on Yourself" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-o3piURD0U
Episode 22: An Interview of Professor Jan Johansson of the Lulea University of Technology in Sweden
Professor Johansson and his colleagues wrote a paper titled, "Mining 4.0-the Impact of New Technology from a Workplace Perspective". The paper was published in the July 2019 edition of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and is available online at: https://ltu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1341587/FULLTEXT01.pdf
In this episode, I interview of Arturo Fahrenkrog, CEO of GeoMediciones, an instrumentation company.
You can contact Arturo at:
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In this episode, I speak with software developer Satish Penmetsa. Satish has created an amazing service for the mining industry. He is the CEO of rapidBizApps, and may be contacted as shown below:
In this first full-length episode of my podcast, I "interview" myself, telling the listeners a little about myself. In upcoming episodes, I intend to interview friends and colleagues from around the industry.
Hey everyone, this is just a brief announcement. If you'd like to be interviewed on this podcast, just let me know. You have a story! I'd love to get it out there! I hope to have an actual episode next week!