Event Overview


Mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers are invited to Tailings and Mine Waste ’17. Conference participants will have opportunities to present ideas, learn of new developments and technologies, make professional contacts and discuss issues related to the impact of mine wastes on the environment. The program will include sessions by practitioners and experts on the general themes of the conference. The following general topics and themes are within the scope of the conference:


Tailings and Mine Waste Management

  • Case Histories
  • Co-disposal
  • Geosynthetics
  • Heap-leach pad /design/construction
  • Impoundments- construction, operations
  • Liner/barrier design and installation
  • Mine backfill
  • Mine waste planning
  • Paste technology
  • Site characterization/assessment
  • Tailings management / transport / deposition / dewatering
  • Tailings/mine waste reprocessing
  • Water balance/management

Mine Closure and Rehabilitation

  • Abandonment
  • Acid drainage
  • Air quality
  • Case histories
  • Cover systems, re-vegetation
  • Geochemical transport and fate
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Monitoring
  • Reclamation/tailings ponds/                 waste dumps/mined
  • Lands
  • Risk assessment
  • Water quality/surface/groundwater
  • Wetlands remediation/restoration

Other Topics

  • Social-political perspectives
  • Sustainability
  • Toxicology
  • Brownfields
  • Public/community issue
  • Regulatory issues / integration / international / state / local

Special Sessions

  • Oil Sands Tailings and Mine Wastes
  • Northern Issues with Tailings and Mine Wastes







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