The Mine Waste & Tailings Conference 2018

Brisbane 23-24 July


Welcome to Mine Waste and Tailings 2018

AusIMM’s Mine Waste and Tailings 2018 conference will focus on state-of-the-art developments in global tailings management. Throughout this two-day conference, experts from industry and academia will discuss the integration of innovative approaches to mine design, management and operation in order to deliver enhanced environmental, social and economic performance.

Featuring four keynote presentations from world tailings experts, the program offers delegates 41 technical presentations from selected abstracts and incorporates four interactive panel sessions.

Find out more information about the conference program, keynote speakers, selected abstracts, attending organisations on this conference website.

Conference Themes

• Mine waste geotechnics, geochemistry and biology
• Mine waste minimisation
• Socio-economic aspects of mine wastes
• Financial and social licence to operate
• Operational aspects and case histories of mine waste storage
• Selective placement and encapsulation of potentially contaminating waste rock
• Waste rock dump water balance during operation and post-closure
• Mine waste facility liner and cover systems
• Selection between surface, in-pit and underground tailings storage
• Stability of tailings dams and tailings run-out
• Selection between thickened, paste and filtered tailings disposal

• Co-disposal of tailings and coarse wastes
• Tailings water balance and management
• Mine waste monitoring and surveillance
• Regulation of mine waste facilities
• Minimisation and control of seepage from mine waste storage facilities
• Reprocessing of mine wastes
• Chemical and biological remediation of mine wastes
• Mine waste facility closure case histories and costs
• Emerging technologies
• Selection of post-liquefaction tailings shear strengths
• Appropriateness of NPV and Discount factors applied to waste disposal
• Governance and management of tailings


Your chance to engage with industry peers and international companies


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals


Attend world-class workshops and technical talks to earn PD hours

Sponsorship opportunities still available