Flexibility: The system needed to manage multiple data streams, including data from water, sewage and effluent treatment plants, tailings management facility, groundwater and surface water monitoring, air quality, acid rock drainage analysis, waste generation and other data collected for annual environmental and sustainability reports.
Reporting: It was important to Kumtor to be able to analyse and interrogate data quickly and accurately, and report on compliance against environmental standards. In addition, reports needed to be both in English and Russian (Cyrillic alphabet).
Automation: To minimise the risk of human error and ensure quality control of data, Kumtor wanted to automate the data collection process as much as possible. This included capturing field data using PDA compatible templates and automatic import for on-site weather station data, various data loggers and external laboratory reports.