From flooding to coastal erosion, permafrost thaw to slope movement, the impacts of climate changes have already, and will continue to, have a significant impact on a variety of geohazards. The purpose of this session is to explore how these changes are creating or intensifying geohazards in a broad range of environments. We invite presentations on issues relating to new or already well-known threats, methods for risk and vulnerability assessment, and approaches to mitigation. Presentations may also address topics relating to the development of adaptation strategies, engineering approaches, and/or other physical responses to geohazards, or bring forward interesting or novel case study examples of geohazards in a changing climate.
Where: Yukon College campus
Yukon College's Dr. Amelie Janin, University of Saskatchewan's Dr. Katherine Stewart and Yukon government's Dr. Dustin Rainey are presenting at GAC MAC 2016.
The mining industry has evolved to a point where responsible mine life cycle planning must include implementation of long-term environmental mitigation measures before, during and after mineral resource extraction. Geoscientists are well suited to participate in all phases of the mine life cycle because geological and geochemical properties of ore bodies and near-surface geological materials directly control the mineral assets exploited by mining, and the potential environmental liabilities associated with uncontrolled metal leaching and acid rock drainage. This session provides an opportunity for geoscience practitioners to present on topics that facilitate achievement of long-term protection of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems adjacent to mines, and the remediation of mining disturbances.