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Spring Update

It’s spring and that means Tara Baker and Graham Hay are off to Fort McMurray for work on oil sands mine tailings dewatering!

International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)

Philippe Garneau and Jared Robertson are in Brisbane meeting with members of the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP). Jared is presenting Okane’s latest work on the INAP project in collaboration with Earth Systems.

Tailings Remediation Plan

Travis Polkinghorne joins the Okane Saskatoon Office as a Junior Engineer and this summer will be working on rotation at Gunnar Mine to conduct the QA/QC program for the Tailings Remediation Plan construction project. Travis has his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and has worked at SNC Lavalin as a Geotechnical Engineering Assistant and most recently at the Water Security Agency as a Project Engineer in Training.

Professional Development

Okane’s Oceania staff held their 2019 Professional Development Seminar in Noosa, Queensland, sharing technical presentations and knowledge transfer from staff across the Oceania region and Canada – and visiting the beach, of course!

Revegetated Cover Systems Program

Okane are excited to be leading the Revegetated Cover Systems Program (RCSP), a five-year collaboration between OKC, Kings Park Science (KPS) of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), the University of Western Australia (UWA), and Industry. The program aims to quantify actual plant water use (transpiration) on cover systems, optimise species biodiversity to ameliorate cover system performance, and improve revegetation of engineered cover systems in the Pilbara.