Responsible Tailings Management 101

4 modules


Course Length
9 hours

Edumine Courses

22 Jul 2020




The catastrophic failure of the Brumadinho dam in January 2019 which killed approximately 270 people has sparked a global conversation around tailings management, resulting in global tailing review to set a new international standard. This course will review the concepts of what responsible tailings management is as it pertains to the mining life cycle. The course will use examples from around the world to emphasize current trends in best practices in tailings management embraced by leaders in the industry. 

Duration:     9 Hours

Access:       90 Days

Price:           $399 USD

Category:    Geotechnics

Who This Course is For

This course is for mining company representatives responsible for tailings management, tailings designers, regulators involved in tailings issues, and anyone interested in the subject.


 Kimberly Morrison

Kimberly (Kim) Finke Morrison, P.E., R.G. Kim is the Senior Director, Global Tailings Management at Newmont’s corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado. She is responsible for oversight of tailings and dams at Newmont’s global operations, including development of standards and guidelines, overseeing governance programs, conducting risk assessments and reviews, and leading implementation of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM).

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Course Content

Responsible Tailings Management 101 course is structured in 15 modules divided into 3 parts. Each module contains a video and review questions. In order to pass the course and receive an Edumine Certificate of Completion, you need at least 60% in each module and 75% in each part as well as a 75% overall average. Current course duration is equivalent to approximately 9 hours of viewing content. There is also an Additional Resources page at the end of the course which includes some articles mentioned in the course.

Course Outline


Module 1 - What is Responsible Tailings Management

Module 2 - What are Tailings

Module 3 - Conventional Tailings Management & Containment Structures

Module 4 - Dewatered Tailings Management

Module 5 - Other Tailings Management


Module 6 - Tailings Design Parameters

Module 7 - TSF Sizing, Layout & The Site Selection Studies

Module 8 - Linear Systems

Module 9 - Filter & Drains

Module 10 - Tailings Stewardship


Module 11 - Operations Manual & Operations Monitoring

Module 12 - The Mount Polley Failure

Module 13 - Tailings Engineer of Record

Module 14 - Closure Planning

Module 15 - Closure Landforms



By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate On Demand Course Certificate of Completion

Part 1: Modules 1 - 5
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Part 2: Modules 6 - 10
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Part 3: Modules 11 - 15
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Additional Resources
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Added 2 months ago, by Sonia
Added 3 months ago, by Koldobika
I have really enjoy the course, very helpfull and gives a clear view of the Tailings Management best available practices.
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Class needs to be more board as overall context is mining tailings are bad and they are not if managed, designed correctly. This is suppose to be tailings 101 and it should remain un-biased and more neutral.
Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
Great summary of the state of the art about tailings! Highly recommendable!
Added 6 months ago, by Paul
Added 8 months ago, by Anonymous
I have just started in my path of tailings management and have lots to learn. I found this course educational and very relatable to what I am getting into. I am sure I will be looking at more of the courses you offer. Thank you for this opportunity
Added 9 months ago, by Arthur Cesar
Added 10 months ago, by Matthias
Added about 1 year ago, by Jennifer
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
A good amount of broad information. Very beneficial for TSF designers/engineers. Some good information for TSF operators as well.

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