Ed Austin


Principal Mining Hydrogeologist
SLR Consulting

Ed is an experienced technical specialist with a background in consultancy focusing on mine water management and groundwater studies. He has broad experience of the mining industry and has regularly undertaken roles to support international mining projects with groundwater and water management aspects for the purposes of feasibility, development, construction, expansion, and closure. He has previously worked on Kazakh mining projects and is familiar with the potential challenges of semi-arid locations.

Session 4 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)
17 April 2024 / 16:00 - 17:30 | Sary Arka 3

Mine Water Opportunities – Maximise Value. A Few Examples.

SLR will run through some global examples of good practice for managing stormwater, groundwater, and water in tailings. Focus will be on losing less to evaporation/seepage, collecting and re-using more, reducing impacts on quantity and quality, and maximising value to all parties.