Building off the success of the previous conferences in 2015 and 2018, AusIMM and The University of Queensland are pleased to welcome you to the 2021 Mine Waste and Tailings Conference as a hybrid event in Brisbane, June 2021.

Keynote Speakers

Nelson Amoah

General Manager Projects & Asset Compliance - Karara Mining Ltd

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Michael Davies

Senior Advisor, Tailings & Mine Waste – Teck Resources Ltd.

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Professor David Williams

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

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Matt Currie

Vice President, Tailings Taskforce

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Conference Themes

The three-day conference will be built around the following 12 themes

  • stability of tailings dams and tailings run out
  • tailings dewatering
  • co-disposal of tailings and coarse wastes
  • mine waste geotechnics
  • tailings water balance and management
  • operational aspects and case histories of mine waste storage

  • selection of tailings storage
  • governance and management of tailings
  • emerging technologies, regulation of mine waste facilities
  • mine waste facility closure case histories and costs
  • mine waste facility liner and cover systems, and mine waste geotechnics
  • geochemistry and biology

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