About the Event

The ACG is delighted to host the 13th International Conference on Mine Closure in September 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

Conference Themes

PLANNING, RELINQUISHMENT AND LEGACY MANAGEMENT• Closure objectives and criteria
• Planning and relinquishment
• Rehabilitation and closure planning
• Process of planning
• Statutory compliance
LANDFORM DESIGN AND REHABILITATION• Landform design and ecological restoration
• Engineering design
• Surface water control
• Erosion control
• Habitat development and recolonisation
• Rehabilitation performance monitoring
• Climate change prediction
DECOMMISSIONING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT• Mine infrastructure decommissioning
• Construction, decommissioning, waste management
• Recycling – maximising asset values
• Material stewardship
• Hazardous materials
FINANCING AND COST ESTIMATION• Fidelity funds
• Due diligence
• Asset value creation
STAKEHOLDERS AND COMMUNITY• Sustainable community capacity
• Communication and education
• Legacy management systems
• Custodial transfers
• Closure of small-scale and artisanal operations
• Community health and safety
SITE REMEDIATION AND IMPACT MANAGEMENT• Contaminant clean-up
• Residual impact
• Water management
• Acid mine drainage
• Outcome-based risk management
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTION• Delivery methods
• Case studies
• Construction tolerances
• Implementing new technologies
LAND REHABILITATION AND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

Conference Co-Chairs

Professor Andy Fourie

School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering, University of Western Australia, Australia

Andy is a Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Western Australia in Perth. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and a PhD from Imperial College, University of London. He has worked at the University of Queensland, the University of Witwatersrand and has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research is in the field of mitigating the impact of mining and municipal solid waste disposal. Outcomes from his research have been incorporated in changes to environmental legislation in South Africa. He has recently contributed to a series of Guidelines for managing mine tailings in Australia, as well as developing a document for the International Atomic Energy Association on barrier systems for retaining uranium mining waste.

Professor Mark Tibbett

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK

Mark is a soil ecologist with over 25 years of experience in a range of fields related to plants-soil interactions, mycorrhizas, decomposition and microbially mediated processes in soil. His research portfolio includes soil carbon, metals in the soil-plant system, phosphorus cycling, bioremediation, metallophytes and mine site rehabilitation. Mark is the co Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Soil Research” and an associate editor for the “Australian Journal of Botany” and “Restoration Ecology” and has recently published a book entitled “Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes”.

 

Event Contacts

Josephine Ruddle
Event Manager, Australian Centre for Geomechanics

 

 

 

Candice McLennan
Event Coordinator, Australian Centre for Geomechanics

 

 

 

 

Future Mine Closure Conferences

Please contact the Mine Closure 2019 Committee to express your interest to host a future conferences via events-acg@uwa.edu.au