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 Morrison is the Director, Tailings & Water Management at Newmont Corporation. Ms. Morrison has more than 23 years of experience on a variety of geotechnical, civil, environmental and construction projects, specializing in the geotechnical and environmental design of mine waste facilities for projects worldwide, including the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. 

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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 days ago, by Anonymous
A good amount of broad information. Very beneficial for TSF designers/engineers. Some good information for TSF operators as well.
Added 2 months ago, by Mattias
Course summarizes the challenges with tailings management and includes good examples. There could be some more detailed discussion on on TSF design.
Added 4 months ago, by Laura
Added 12 months ago, by Fernando
Very good course. It would be great to update materials with the GISTM
Added about 1 year ago, by Carlos
Added about 1 year ago, by Rishi
Very interesting and informative contents
Added about 1 year ago, by Christopher
Added about 1 year ago, by Olga
Added over 1 year ago, by Manuel
This is a great course.
Added over 1 year ago, by Anonymous
This is an excellent coarse for operators of TSF

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