Chris Dickinson RPGeo.
Hydrogeologist, Principal |
Chris is renowned for his technical review on international hydrogeological projects, and is sought after by clients as an independent reviewer, expert witness and forensic investigator. He was a member of both investigation teams assigned to determine the failure modes of the Samarco and Cadia tailings dams, in Brazil and Australia respectively.
Working across Australia, Asia, the Pacific and Canada, Chris’ experience includes hydrogeological studies, dewatering design and water control, borefield design and management for approvals and compliance, seepage mitigation design for tailings dams and waste rock dumps, and aquifer injection studies.
Chris’ key projects include dewatering/depressurization projects at the Lihir and Hidden Valley gold mines in Papua New Guinea, tailings and waste rock dump projects at the McArthur River Mine in Australia and Suncor’s South Tailings Pond in Canada, and government water resource projects related to the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) in Queensland and beyond.
Chris has a B.A.Sc. in Geology from Ballarat University College, and a B.A.Sc. in Hydrogeology from University of Ballarat and the University of Melbourne. He is a registered professional geologist, with a hydrogeology accreditation, in Australia. Chris is a Director and current Vice President of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and is also a member of the Australian chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.