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Mining and Sustainable Development: Oxymoron or RX for a Bright Future?

  • 14 Jan 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Tucson, 5151 E. Grant on the northeast corner of Grant & Rosemont


  • Member of SME Tucson that reserves by the deadline.
  • Not a member to SME Tucson Section
  • Must be a current UA mining student and member of UA SME.

1 registration per individual. Please enter full first name, last name, and company - these will appear on your badge as entered.
Program:  Dr. Krishna Parameswaran, ASARCO 

Join us as Dr. Krishna Parameswaran presents Mining and Sustainable Developement: Oxymoron or Rx for a Bright Future? ASARCO LLC Sustainability Initiatives - A Case Study.

Dr, Parameswaran joined ASARCO LLC (Asarco), an integrated primary copper producer, as a Senior Research Engineer in 1981 at Asarco’s Central Research Laboratories in South Plainfield, New Jersey.  He is currently Director of Environmental Services – Operations and Compliance Assurance in Asarco’s Environmental Affairs Department. His responsibilities include oversight of environmental permitting and compliance activities at Asarco’s operating facilities; coordinating environmental activities among the facilities; providing technical support to environmental programs within the operations; developing environmental policy, goals and objectives for the company and operations and ensuring internal consistency within Asarco on environmental issues. In addition he coordinates the company’s Sustainable Development activities and manages its Environmental Management System (EMS) and compliance auditing programs.  In June 2005, he coauthored a book entitled “Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perspective,” and has published a number of papers on sustainability, reclamation in the arid areas of the southwestern United States and the utilization of copper slags and tailings to produce geopolymers as an effective cement substitute. He has made numerous presentations to university students and professional societies on sustainability considerations in mining, innovative reclamation techniques in arid areas, water management in the mining industry and siting of renewable energy projects on disturbed mine lands.

Registration Deadline is 12PM on Friday before dinner:

Include for EACH Person (badge will be printed as provided):

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Location: Sheraton Tucson at 5151 E. Grant -- northeast corner of Grant & Rosemont. Use Conference Center Entrance on west side of the hotel.


$27 SME Tucson members who reserve by deadline.

$35 non-members who reserve by deadline.


Add $3 to above ($30/$38) for late RSVPs if space allows.

Free for current UA mining students who are UA SME members.

Payable at the door by cash or check payable to SME Tucson

Cost does not include bar drinks. Cash bar is available.

Cancellations and No Shows: Please call or email by the registration deadline to cancel.  If you do not cancel your reservation by the deadline, SME is still required to pay for your dinner and you will in turn be billed. Thank you. 

SME Tucson Section
PO Box 65931
Tucson, Arizona 85728
(520) 314-5066
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