Martin Brown has more than 14 years of experience in the water and environmental management arena. Currently, he is the Tailings, Water and Concentrate Manager at Cía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi, where he is responsible for managing the transport of concentrate, water and tailings while delivering improvements in the efficiency of water use and environmental impact reductions. In particular, his role involves ensuring sustainable water abstraction and sufficient water supply for each of the mining processes; as well, an adequate open pit depressurization and drainage, guaranteeing slope stability and operational continuity. In addition, he also ensures the reliability of the transport of copper concentrate and deposition of tailings.
Martin started his professional career in consultancy, focusing on hydrological and hydrogeological studies and modeling. Since 2008, he has focused on water resource and environmental management for large copper mining producers. He has been responsible for the improvement of operational efficiency, and lead projects that create multiple environmental benefits, including water resources and GHG emissions management, as well as participating in the elaboration of environmental impact assessments.
He holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the Universidad de Chile, a Diploma in Water and Environmental Management from the University of Bristol and a degree in Business Management in Mining from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile.
Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017
13:45 – 15:20 – Latin America – Water For Mining