Experts from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, will discuss plant optimization and data analysis and characterization as part of the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, February 19-22.


The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference provides a forum for more than 6,500 industry professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 650 exhibiting companies.

“The SME conference is widely recognized as the most distinguished forum for the publication of multidisciplinary mining research,” noted Steve Paquette, president of the U.S. water and environment sector. “We are pleased to be given the opportunity to share technical knowledge and project experiences with our colleagues at this important venue.”

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff technical professionals will be available at - Booth 652 in the exhibit hall and will also lead two conference sessions:

• Dwayne Ziebarth will address Potash Production Hoisting Plant: Upgrade and Beyond, as part of a panel on MPD Plant Design I: Plant Upgrades and Optimization on Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. in room 707.

• Kent Lang, Kelly Hansard and Ned Clayton will address Optimizing Active and Secondary Heap Leaching with Integrated Data Analysis and Characterization as part of a panel on Mining & Exploration: Geology: Mining Geochemistry, on Wednesday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in room 505.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s water services group assists mining organizations to improve operational performance through better understanding of subsurface conditions and the application of practical solutions to challenges that include water resource management, water supply, dewatering and depressurization, and mine life cycle and closure. The group, which comprises hydrologists, geologists and environmental experts, has completed more than 500 surface and underground mine water projects in over 40 countries.
The firm’s comprehensive capabilities with respect to water resources for the mining industry are presented on our website.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.