Technology to Find Seepage Flow Paths in Tailings Impoundments

September 7, 2017

Willowstick Technologies invites you to participate in our upcoming webinar on using technology to map seepage paths in tailings impoundments. 


Tailings impoundments continue to undergo failures at an unacceptably high rate, and these failures are often the result of a combination of design, construction and operations actions that are controlled by humans. The consequences of failure range from loss of life, to environmental damage, and much more. It's necessary that the mining industry strive for zero failures of tailings facilities, and any technology and information that enables an owner of a tailings impoundment to better understand its condition and thereby reduce the risk of failure is of tremendous value to reliable tailings and mine water management.

The Willowstick technology has been successfully used to identify water flow paths through, under and around tailings impoundments in plan and elevation at mining sites around the world. Together with tailings impoundment expert, Cecil Urlich, we will discuss the following during the webinar:

  • The importance of properly understanding groundwater flow in, through and around tailings impoundments

  • How to reduce the risk of impoundment failure

  • The science behind the Willowstick technology

  • The various mining-specific applications of the technology

  • Case studies of successful applications of the technology at mines around the world