Erosion and Sediment Control

Technical Paper

The Potentials of Biological Geotextiles in Erosion and Sediment Control During Gold Mine Reclamation in Ghana

Monday, February 12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 103A

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

Is steep slope stabilization against erosion and sedimentation your challenge?
Overcoming the challenge of erosion on steep slopes, which are characteristic of surface mining sites, is often difficult. This will demonstrate how low-cost biodegradable erosion control mats can help overcome the challenge to ensure effective re-vegetation and successful reclamation that will promote early bond release.
Participants will also discover and recognize the advantages of installing the low-cost mats, especially in terms of dollar savings, compared to the installation of other rolled-erosion control products, in steep slope stabilization and re-vegetation during mine land reclamation.

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Target Audience: Academic,Architect,Landscape,Mining Industry

Paul KOFI Nsiah

PhD. Student
Brandenburg Technology University; Cottbus Germany

Paul Kofi Nsiah holds BSc. Natural Resources Management and MSc. Environmental Resources Management degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST), Kumasi- Ghana, in 2001 and 2008 respectively. He worked as Land Reclamation Lecturer at the Faculty of Forest Resources Technology, KNUST between April 2010 to July 2013; and at the Department of Environmental Management, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani - Ghana, from August 2013 to September 2015.

Paul conducted his MSc Research at Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Ahafo-Kenyase where was given contract to work with the Company's Land Reclamation Section in 2006. His research focus includes mine land reclamation; restoration of disturbed landscapes; the use of biological geotextiles in erosion and sediment control; mine-spoil amendment and re-vegetation.

Paul was the Second Place Global winner in December 2012, in Heidelberg - Germany; as well as the First Prize National Winner in Ghana; in the maiden edition of the Quarry Life Global Award Competitionmber organised by HeidelbergCement Group -Germany. In 2015, Paul won the DAAD Scholarship to undertake PhD study in mine land reclamation at Brandenburg Technology University, Cottbus - Germany.

He is Married with three children. His hobbies include listening to gospel songs, reading and poultry keeping.

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