David M. Chambers, Ph.D.
David Chambers is the president of the Center for Science in Public Participation, a non-profit corporation formed to provide technical assistance on mining and water quality to public interest groups and tribal governments.
David Chambers has 34 years experience in mineral exploration and development – 15 years of technical and management experience in the mineral exploration industry, and for the past 19 years he has served as an advisor on the environmental effects of mining projects both nationally and internationally. He is a registered professional geophysicist (California # GP 972) with a Masters Degree in Geophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and Professional Engineering Degree in Physics from the Colorado School of Mines. He has provided assistance to public interest groups and tribal governments on proposed, operating, and abandoned mines in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada (British Columbia, Labrador, Yukon), Kyrgyzstan, and Northern Ireland. Much of this assistance has focused on analyzing the potential adverse affects on surface and groundwater quality of acid mine drainage from tailings pond discharges and runoff from waste rock piles.