Mike O'Kane, P.Eng.
Scientific Steering Committee Member & President and CEO of O'Kane Consultants
Mr. O’Kane has extensive mining industry experience and involvement in a wide range of mine property environmental projects. He also has a strong technical background in site-specific characterization of hydrology and hydrogeology, and their influence on the sustainable reclamation of mine waste material and management of surface water and groundwater. Mr. O’Kane has designed cover systems for application in humid and arid climates for control of acid mine drainage from mine waste rock and tailings at numerous sites in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, and the USA. Each of these projects includes implementing all or some component of the design, implementation, and performance monitoring of cover systems at a detailed and/or feasibility level of design.