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Harsh Anurag to Present on Predictive Water Management at SME Minnesota Conference

Harsh Anurag, PhD, will present “Predictive Water Management using GoldSim for Mining Operations Under a Changing Climate” at the 2024 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Minnesota Conference on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 8:40 a.m. CDT. Harsh’s co-author was Geosyntec’s Jeff Standish.

The conference will be held from April 15 through 17 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to Harsh, Geosyntec’s Todd DeJournett, Spencer Washburn, and Charlie Zadinsky will attend the event and will be available at our booth in the conference hall.

Harsh is a Senior Staff Professional specializing in hydrologic modeling. As part of his research focus, he analyzed future recharge trends in Minnesota using Global Climate Model climate projection data and analyzed the role played by seasonally frozen ground in influencing recharge.

The SME Annual Conference and Exhibition is a three-day event that brings together more than 6,000 industry professionals from across the world to share ideas, best practices, and research in more than 120 technical sessions.

The SME is a nonprofit professional society with more than 15,000 members, most of whom are professionals serving the minerals industry worldwide. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students, and researchers.


Effective water management is crucial for large mining operations, addressing operational risks and environmental impacts. Increasing climate variability heightens the importance of robust water infrastructure for operational resilience. We demonstrate how a GoldSim site model facilitates both short-term planning and long-term decision-making by identifying infrastructure vulnerabilities and informing design of effective solutions. The tool’s insights become more valuable when viewed through an ESG lens, as it can be used to estimate the benefits relative to social and governance matters resulting from different operational water management scenarios. By adopting a strategic and holistic ESG perspective, organizational decision-makers can align water management strategies with climate-ready operational plans for large-scale mining facilities.

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Learn more about the conference: SME Minnesota
Learn more about SME: Society of Mines, Metallurgy, and Exploration
For more information on predictive water management for mines, contact Harsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Harsh: Harsh Anurag | LinkedIn
Learn more about Jeff: Jeff Standish | LinkedIn
Learn more about Todd:
Todd DeJournett (Geosyntec)