Billions of tons of mine tailings are added to tailings storage facilities every year. Tailings dams are at constant risk of failure, and our ability to simulate those failures is crucial in arming planners and emergency responders with data needed to save lives.

In this webinar, our expert presenters will demonstrate best practices for reflecting the hydraulic characteristics of non-Newtonian flow in 1D, 2D, and 3D models.

We will address how recent advances in hardware and software allow more accurate prediction of failure mechanisms and inundation zones.
We will also present a case study of the tragic Brumadinho Dam failure, comparing the results of five different modelling software applications that have been calibrated against observations of the event.


Wednesday, 14 August 2024
9:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Cost Free
Resources Webcasts and other documents will be available here


Stanford Gibson

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center

Dr. Stanford Gibson is the sediment specialist at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) where he has worked for twenty years. He is responsible for implementing the sediment transport capabilities i... Read more

Panel Members

Krey Price

International Water Training Institute

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more