Currently with the booming construction and expansion projects in the mining sector, great importance has been attached to planning, design, development and management of mine site infrastructure. In addition, the increasing use of automation and digital networks, as well as the greater popularity of modularisation, mine site infrastructure needs further improvements to cater for higher productivity and sustainability. Mine Site Infrastructure conference is the only event of its kind in WA this year focusing on all major issues such as project scoping, feasibility studies, planning and design, transport infrastructure, automation and communications, social and environmental risks, and more. Practical case studies, workshops, expert insights and regulatory updates will presented aiming to help delegates achieve higher productivity and sustainability through better mine site planning and design.
Job Title: Senior Hydrogeologist Northwest Company: DEPARTMENT OF WATER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Gary Humphreys is the North West Hydrogeologist with the WA Government's Department of Water. His work program covers the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, where he is focused on mining, irrigated agriculture and major water supply. Based in the Department's Perth office, he has continuous technical liaison with mining companies and consultants, but he takes every opportunity to visit sites to understand practical operational issues. His present work comprises primary assessment of the water components of resource projects for the EPA, and providing hydrogeological advice to regional water or environmental licensing teams.
Gary has tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Applied Science (Geoscience) and Applied Finance (Mining Investment). He spent 14 years in consulting, working in Australia and overseas, including projects for the UN, a Chinese Government corporation and the Japanese Government. This was followed by 12 years in water resource assessment and management for the Northern Territory Government.