CanBreach is a NSERC-funded university-industry research team whose purpose is to equip engineers with better tools, including computer simulations, to help manage the risks associated with tailings storage facilities. Using an integrated approach to research, the team will work to develop a better understanding of the mobility of tailings flow, breach mechanisms of tailings dams and the downstream behaviour of long runout tailings flow.

Research Team

Three Universities

Five Industrial Partners

Funded by

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada