Alice Guimarães

Researcher - PhD Candidate

Department: Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

Alice Guimaraes is graduated both in Biological Sciences and Civil Engineering. She also holds a MSc in Ecology with focus on aquatic ecosystems. She is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia working in the project “Strategies for Mitigation and Management of Water Risks in Mining” in partnership with Vale. Her work considers how corporations could better use water risk assessment tools to improve understanding their water risk exposure and enhance corporate’s water strategy. In addition, it aims to help companies to respond and prioritize actions to address those risks utilizing a dual lens approach: the use of stakeholder inclusive methods such as multi-criteria decision analysis and financial focused methods such as hydro-economic analysis. Her research project has been awarded the Graduate student Award (2018) from the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), the SRK scholarship award (2019) and a Mitacs Accelerate scholarship. Alice has a 10+ years of professional experience in the mining industry and engineering consultancy with clients in Mining, Steelmaking, Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, etc. She has also acted as a research consultant for not-for-profit organizations such as Transparency International. Her areas of expertise are related to limnology, environmental assessments, environmental impact studies, water resources management, water risk assessments and water stewardship in mining. Her interests are directed towards the multifaceted issues around water management and collaborative initiatives to address water issues globally.