OTTAWA – The Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) says that its environment group has launched an industry-led consortium for the development of advanced environmental sensors. The consortium will invest in technology companies developing next generation technology platforms for water quality monitoring.
CMIC is investing in new environmental sensors to prepare for the day mining is a zero waste industry. (Image: Canadian Mining Innovation Council)
This will enable real-time, data-driven decision making for environmental management, and will contribute to the broader digital transformation of the mining business. The technology could be of particular interest to those who monitor wastewater at remote sites or closed mining operations.
Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Michel Julien, VP environment at Agnico Eagle and chair of the CMIC environment group said, “Innovation is essential for driving continual improvement in environmental performance. Investing in advanced technology platforms will help transform environmental management and improve the overall sustainability of the mining business.”
Learn more about CMIC’s plans for zero waste mining at www.CMIC-CCIM.org.